Listowel writers week is my favourite time of the year. Loads of people descend on this town in their tourist uniform if shorts and sunglasses as we all partake of theatre, live poetry readings, live music, book signings, galleries etc. So much excitement. I love it!
No matter where you travel to in Ireland, you are bound to find old ruins. This is partly due to the fact that the country has been around for many centuries, and there are so many abandoned castles, churches and monasteries going way back in history. Then there are the more recent ruins, houses abandoned because the family have died out and there were no descendants, houses damaged in bad storms and they were too costly to repair, or simply because there was no more use for them. Here are a few such buildings.
derelict houses on the beach
Not much left of the walls
Ruins of an old Abbey, Co Tipperary
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Pasta tossed in creamy avocado, sweet grape tomatoes, and refreshing basil. With just a hint of garlic and lightly salted, this dish is delicious and healthy, just in time for summer.
Don’t you just love summer ingredients? I certainly do. And the ingredients in this pasta dish are simple, delicious, and refreshing, which is what we need for hot lazy summer days.
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Love this! On my list of must try 🙂
Vietnamese pho noodles in Thai spicy and sour soup with shrimp, mushrooms, and refreshing basil, a quick and easy recipe for a cold dreary day.
Vietnamese pho + Thai Tom Yum = Pho Thai
This Vietnamese and Thai fusion noodle soup is so delicious I have to share it with everyone at Fiesta Friday!
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Love. Must try!
Have I mentioned that I love pasta? It feels like it’s been forever since I posted a pasta recipe so I hope you’ll enjoy this one =)
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Adare is a picturesque village in South of Ireland. I believe some famous golf tournaments have been played here. My hubby claims he was thisclose to McElroy when he played there and before he became famous!
Anyhoo, I think it’s a pretty town with quaint shops full of unique art works, antiques and vintage items. The Abbey is worth a visit alone as well as the intimate park. Love this place!
Pictures taken at Bog village during the Ring of Kerry tour. This tour should be on the list of must do if you ever come to Ireland or wish to explore beautiful County Kerry. I’ve gone on this tour from Killarney a few times via derostours http://www.derostours.com who in my opinion have the best coach tour guides for the tour!