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My name is Gerrie Wydeven doing-business-as Wydeven Designs. I have been conducting this small GREEN business since 2004. Wydeven Designs, based in the Atlanta, Georgia area, sells CHAIRS, LOVESEATS, CHAISES, SETTEES and other fine, well-constructed refurbished upholstered pieces. I love to travel, cook, take photographs and generally follow style and decor topics as well!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

In Honor of St. Patrick's Day - Ireland Revisited!

Our B&B in Dublin
In honor of St. Patrick's Day (and the fact that my husband is of Irish descent), I thought I would replay our great trip to Ireland in May, 2010. It was part of a larger trip which included the west of England. We started out in Dublin and spent several days in this pedestrian-friendly city. During this phase of our trip, the weather was a little chilly and we did have some rain. We walked all over the city and even attended a play at the local Abbey Theatre. We loved Dublin!
Dublin has a number of parks and green spaces throughout - each was lovely with a lot of flowers in bloom!
After a week in England, we returned to Ireland and rented a car to drive into Dingle and other locations on the west side of the country. The scenery was breathtaking!
We drove the perimeter of the island stopping at ruins and views along the way. Our weather was clear and bright and it was hard to take a bad photo. 

We took a boat trip to see the Cliffs of Moher on the western coast of Ireland. The views were bright and clear with spectacular cliffs glistening in the sunlight.
We stayed several days in Adare, a beautiful city with quaint cottages, spectacular ruins, and a world-famous golf complex (we don't golf but did eat a wonderful dinner on the clubhouse grounds).
Our last stop before flying back from Dublin to Atlanta was this area south of the city. Powerscourt Gardens are world famous and extensive.
I thoroughly enjoyed this brief walk through memory lane revisiting Ireland. We certainly want to return but wonder if we can ever get such lovely weather again. Most of the photos we see of friends' visits are of rain and stormy clouds - we were very lucky!  It's the luck of the IRISH!

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