The Bogside Murals: Derry, Northern Ireland

I’ll admit it: I’m not often inclined to sit through a history lesson when I travel. On any given trip, I’m more likely to be found taking in outdoor scenery, sampling local cuisine, or mingling with natives over drinks than reading placards at a museum or on a fact-laden walking tour. But on rare occasions I’m […]

Two Weeks in Ireland, Part 1: The North and in and Around Galway

This trip plan uses Dublin as a starting point and assumes that travelers will be going counterclockwise around the island by car. I’m presenting the itinerary in two installments - Part 1 covers Northern Ireland, the drive south to Galway, the Connemara, the Aran Islands, Galway City, and County Clare. For more visuals and a […]