Kilkenny, Ireland

We spent our last weekend in Ireland in the lovely city of Kilkenny (Cill Chainnigh). I can’t believe that we waited 2 years before visiting the “Sunny South East”. Kilkenny is only 230 kilometers away from our former home in rainy Leitrim but what a difference in climate! Despite the clouds in my photos below, … Read more

Český ráj – Bohemian Paradise

For years, friends had been telling me about the beautiful area of the Czech Republic called Český ráj, or Bohemian Paradise but I had never found the free time to go while living in Prague. Our original plan was only to go camping there for two nights but I found what I thought was a … Read more

Trim Castle in County Meath, Ireland

It’s another Sunday afternoon with a fussy baby. Hey, let’s get in the car and drive 121 kilometers to look at another castle! And here is where I made a sad mistake in not researching where we were going first and missed a site I would have loved (more on that later). We were already … Read more

Roscommon Castle

Roscommon Castle might not see many tourists but it is worth a look if you are near Roscommon town. The town of Roscommon is about a 30 minute drive from Carrick-on-Shannon or a 1 hour drive from Sligo. The castle and surrounding park is located just outside Roscommon town. Roscommon castle was built in 1269 … Read more