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October Ireland Visit

Despite the bicycle in the photo, this post is not very much about bicycling.  It consists mostly of non-bicycling photos from a recent visit to Ireland to visit our daughter.My Bike Friday came along, though, and got three days of use around Sligo. The photo was taken on my first ride, where I happened upon the […]

Slow start to the cycling season

The long, cold winter has delayed bicycling.  If it wasn’t for taking my new (used) Bike Friday on a trip to Ireland earlier this month, I would not yet have done any riding. Our visit to Ireland was brief, but in future years we may be going for longer periods.  I even have a few […]

Mysteries of the 1832 cholera epidemic

The Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin (which we visited week before last) is now a museum and a reminder of British oppression of Irish people.  The leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were executed here, though not in this courtyard. Executions by firing squad took place in this yard. This place isn’t exactly a part of […]

Blog crash while we were away

This was taken on a ferry last week.   We were approaching Inishmaan, one of the Aran Islands off the cost of Ireland near Galway.   I came here knowing that bad things had been happening to this blog.   Before we left Dublin the previous morning, I had discovered that the situation was even worse than I […]