HMS Bounty

Cork, Ireland I recently attended a Bloomsday celebration.  It was organized by Moray of Mutantspace.ie and it was lovely!  We listened to readings of passages from Ulysses, were entertained by traditional Irish songs that had[…]

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Copy & Paste

Cork, Ireland – 3:45 a.m. I love CouchSurfing.  It has changed my life in so many incredible ways I can't begin to count.  One of the best parts of it is that, despite — and[…]

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Marathon Serenade

Cork, Ireland I was walking along the River Lee with Dario, enjoying the fresh air and taking in the sight of beautiful swans on the river, while making sure to stay clear of the runners[…]

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Featured photo: Cork heron

Cork, Ireland While walking along the River Lee today, I had the good fortune to spy a heron who was less shy than usual.  In the background is the Holy Trinity Church (some interior shots[…]

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Southwest Co. Cork

17 Dec. 2010 Co. Cork, Ireland Dario's parents were in town for a brief holiday visit.  Other than an afternoon outing to Blarney Castle, most of their time had been spent in the city.  We[…]

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The Cork Accent

Found this on the Peoples Republic of Cork forums, where folks were quite outraged at his representation.  Mention of broken legs and such, eek!  …I have to say, I found it pretty funny. It's a[…]

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Blarney Castle

Blarney, Ireland I finally had an excuse to visit Blarney Castle! Dario’s family was visiting from Italy, so I took the opportunity to head up the hill and gain the gift of eloquence (about time!).[…]

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Cork: South Parish

Cork, Ireland Tourist information offices are easy to dismiss as being designed for, well, tourists.  They are also, however, a great source of information for locals who would like to learn about upcoming events as[…]

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3 things on Sunday

7 Nov. 2010 Cork, Ireland Dario and I had lunch in town, then walked around a bit and ran errands.  Found a few amusing things along the way.   Just following orders.  

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Cork-surfers.

30 Oct. 2010 Cork, Ireland I think we can all agree that, whenever it is humanly possible, you should use puns.  It is one of the clearest, simplest laws of nature.  Not worth debating, really. […]

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