What I did on My Vacation to Ireland

Summary
Friday - Flew from Denver to Atlanta to Shannon, Ireland.
Saturday - Drove to the cottage in Portsalon, on the Fanad peninsula.
Sunday - Drove the coast (and got lost on the inland roads) on Fanad.
Monday - Drove to Donegal town, shopped for tweed and sweaters.
Tuesday - Drove the Inishowen 100 (coastline of Inishowen peninsula). Got lost.
Wednesday - Drove to Letterkenny for souvenir shopping and sweaters. Lounged at cottage.
Thursday - Drove to the walled city, Derry/Londonderry (Northern Ireland).
Friday - Drove to Shannon. Stayed at the airport hotel.
Saturday - Flew to Atlanta, then to Denver. (We got delayed by that nut in Atlanta who caused the airport to shut down.)




Handy Irish phrases for Customs


Handy Irish phrases for the Police


Explanation of Cows vs. Sheep (and phrases)


Fairly wide Irish road (some wider, many narrower - many rural roads are closely bordered with hedges, trees, fences, stone walls, or a combination of all of the above.)


View from our Cottage (first sunrise)


View from our Cottage


View of our Cottage upon departure


Derry Tower Museum - William & Mary who seized the English throne


Derry Tower Museum - William & Mary who did not seize the English throne


Derry Tower Museum - Deanna & a coach


Duck-like bird swimming off the pier


Duck-like bird diving (about 1/2 minute underwater)


Fanad - Private Lighthouse


Fanad - Mary & Deanna at lighthouse


Fanad - Deanna at seaside near lighthouse


Fanad - more Deanna at seaside near lighthouse


Fanad - Ruth (grandma) at lookout near lighthouse


Fanad - Deanna with other family at seashore


Fanad - Lighthouse


Fanad - panorama of the lighthouse


Fanad - wave coming in


Fanad - Deanna is mesmerized by waves


Fanad - Mary & Ruth 'hanging out'


Fanad - Surf is getting wilder


Fanad - best surf picture!


Fanad - Deanna shelters at the lookout post


Driving - Lots of sheep in Ireland (satellite TV comes to Ireland)


Driving - Castle on a hill


Inishowen - Deanna & Mary at the beach


Inishowen - the tide is out


Inishowen - getting cloudy at the beach


Inishowen - high atop a beach


Inishowen - just to seaward of that beach


Inishowen - lots of churches, cemeteries, and sheep around here


Inishowen - the northern-most tip of Ireland!


Inishowen - did we mention the miles and miles of stone walls?


Inishowen - privacy !  


Mary's bar


Mary's of Donegal


Art - Many Sheep in Ireland


Art - Did we mention the sheep?


Coins - top half British (sterling) from Northern Ireland, bottom half coinage from the Irish Republic