We started our trip, the flying portion at least, from O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. From there we flew to Dublin, and then took a bus to Galway.
Galway was wonderful, colorful, friendly, and full of music and art. It was a great bridge spot to our main destination of Inis Oirr for the Craiceann Bodhran Summer School.
Inis Oirr is the smallest of the three Aran Islands and where we spent most of our trip. We stayed at a bed and breakfast, hosted by Peter. He was the most gracious host and more we could have ever anticipated. Getting to know him was a highlight of the trip.
The rest of Inis Oirr….
The Cliffs of Mohr.
Malahide – a walk through the city and then a tour of Malahide Castle, home of the Talbot family for nearly 800 years.
Inis Mohr – the largest of the Aran Islands. The Fort is one of the major attractions. It’s so old that they don’t really know who made it or when it was made.
Dublin – the house, Guinness, and a tour of the city.
Going home, and it was Foster’s 16th birthday. He got a 29 hour birthday with the time changes, and he was in or over 2 continents, 4 major bodies of water, 5 countries, and 4 states.