What Happens When The Sun Shines

You wake up and look out the window: sunshine. Why bother walking around in heavy rain boots and carrying an umbrella, when it’s sunny? Right? Wrong. The weather in Dublin can change in an instant. That instant for us was a trip to the National Gallery of Ireland. As a side note, this was also…

On the Rocky Road to Dublin

One, two, three, four, five, Hunt the hare and turn her Down the rocky road All the way to Dublin, Whack-fol-lul-lee-ra.  After listening to the High Kings every day, months before travel, this song was on repeat in my mind the entire bus ride south–that is, when I wasn’t asleep! Turning down the back roads…

Art in Derry/Londonderry

Welcome to the City of Culture 2013: Derry, otherwise known as Londonderry. It may be small, but never underestimate the talent hidden in the streets. Complete with art galleries, artsy shops, and public art, the small town has a bit of everything. Ask anyone on the streets, and they’ll know about the Grass House, a…