Monthly Archive: July, 2012

Chill Mhantáin & Abhóca, County Wicklow

The town of Wicklow (Chill Mhantáin) is a short train ride from Dublin. We are staying with friends of Fr. Kerry, at the home of Jane, a former parishioner from Caringbah, who was… Continue reading


In the morning we headed out with our host Sally to the holy site of Glendalough. From their website: “For thousands of years people have been drawn to ‘the valley of the two… Continue reading


We arrived at Dublin International past noon on Wednesday. After settling in our room at the Cassidy Hotel on Sráid Uí Chonaill Uachtarach (O’Connell Street Upper), we walked up and down some of… Continue reading

London: Victoria & Albert Museum

We made our way to the Victoria & Albert Museum from Buckingham Palace after the changing of the guard. It was a short subway ride. And when we emerged, we came upon wonderful… Continue reading

London: Buckingham Palace

On our last full day in London, we went to see the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. We arrived early and noticed some well planted barricades all around the front of… Continue reading

London: Greenwich

We wanted to go see the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, but when we got there, we discovered the place was undergoing renovation. From their website: The Royal Observatory and Planetarium are now closed until… Continue reading

London: Hampton Court Palace

Sorry folks. The wireless feed has been extremely slow, and it has taken two days to upload all these pics. But enjoy. We leave for Dublin in the morning. We thought we would… Continue reading

London: The Tower

The Tower of London and English History … the Tudors. So we watched the first episode of the first season of the Showtime series to help give context to everything we saw today.… Continue reading

London Photo Album, Part 2

We began the day with a visit to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum on Baker Street. There were lots and lots of people to deal with. But otherwise, we took some memorable photos. Here’s… Continue reading

London Photo Album, Part 1

After breakfast, we headed out the door for the Underground (Subway) at Notting Hill Gate to Victoria Station. When we surfaced, we headed out to Westminster Cathedral, THE Roman Catholic cathedral in downtown… Continue reading

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