S: Ireland Aug 3rd- 8th book #1
BC: Now on to book 2
FC: Chamney Reunion August 2010
1: Waiting in Regina Airport after hearing we have a couple hours delay. Great way to start the trip off! | Ireland Here We Come | AC1116V 3 AUG Regina/Toronto 10:20Am 3:07Pm (Delay broken Plane) AC 894V 3 AUG Toronto/Dublin 8:50Pm 8;20Am Aug 4 AC 895V 11 AUG Dublin/Toronto 9:50Am 12:10Pm AC1117V 11AUG Toronto/Regina 4:45Pm 5:55Pm | Flights
2: Trying to get some sleep on the long flight, didn't work for me...
3: We made it to our Hotel and were waiting for mom to check in! | Day 1 in Dublin August 4th 2010
4: St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre on Grafton Street with there Atrium Architecture. | It is also famous for its buskers and street theatre which comes in many forms.
5: The park is adjacent to one of Dublin's main shopping streets, Grafton Street | The Triumphal Arch, St. Stephen's Green
6: St. Stephen's Green is 27 acres, it is the largest of the parks in Dublin's main Georgian squares.
7: The St. Stephen's Green Lake
8: The many Doors of Dublin. | Georgian Architecture
9: Just a few of the different door colors in Ireland. there are stories to why they paint them, some say after the death of Queen Victoria, England ordered the citizens of Ireland to paint all of their doors black in mourning of the queen. The Irish rebelled and painted their doors bright colors, and the tradition has stuck. Others say it was to help them distinguish between their homes because they look so much alike.
11: Statue of Daniel O'Connell | The currency in the Republic of Ireland is the Euro (There are 7 euro notes. In different colors and sizes they are denominated in 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 Euros. The notes are uniform throughout the euro area; unlike coins, they have no national side
12: What remains of the monastery, which was founded here in Co Louth, by a disciple of St Patrick, Lughaidh (died around 515) are a round tower and the head of a tenth century granite cross. In 1918 the head of the cross was re-erected on a modern granite base and shaft and positioned in the graveyard east of the bell-tower. | The Round Tower, which is 55 feet high, has a round-headed doorway which originally has columns supporting the arch. The two rectangular windows at the top as well as the conical roof are modern, dating to 1879.
13: Day 2 Dromiskin | 9.00 am Depart Hotel for coach tour A.M. Visit Drumiskin – family graves, Church, Round Tower
14: Thursday August 5th 2010
15: St. Ronan's Church of Ireland built in 1821.
16: Dromiskin is 10km south of Dundalk, about 1km inland from the Irish Seacoast, and is located in one of Louth's most historical areas the villagewas home to a monastery for hundreds of years, once visited by SaintPatrick. From the tower there is a view of all of Dundalk Bay and the surrounding countryside. Dromiskin also served as the home to the Archbishops of Armagh for a time. The parish is bounded by the Fane River on the north and by the Glyde River on the south.
17: Rev Joseph Chamney Died August 28, 1906
19: Visiting Carlingford, Co. Louth | Walking up to see the house. | Harold & mom | Everything was so old in the house with original crown moldings.
20: Kwyn couldn't believe the size of their fridge.
22: There was a old Winnie the Pooh on one of the beds.
23: Angela, Kwyn and I posing for a picture outside the house.
24: The grounds at The Ballymascanlon Hotel were Beautiful.
25: We had lunch provided for us at Ballymascanlon in Co. Louth, Ireland
26: Just hangin around...
27: Rose Garden
28: Harold & Sonja Chamney
29: We visited the Cooley Distillery | We tasted a couple of there Whiskeys
30: On our way back to Dublin we stopped for a quick look at a Castle in the Distance.
31: Back on the bus...
32: O'Connell Bridge | Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin | Along the east end of Dublin city centre you’ll find some strange and disturbing figures the Famine Memorial in Dublin | Gaunt and disturbing, these iron figures commemorate the great hunger that killed a huge portion of Ireland’s population in the last century.
33: Harold and Sonja's Chamney & there son and his family. | The Liffey
35: After returning from our day we stopped at ,The Arlington in Dublin for some Irish Dancing Supper and a few Drinks with the group. We were sad when they made us leave. We all had a great time!
36: Our bus took us back to our Hotel for our last night before we checked out and saw a few more sites of Dublin.
38: Friday 6th August 2010 | Dublin Castle
39: The Chester Beatty Library in Dublin is an art Museum and Library which houses great collections of manuscripts and paintings.
40: Dublin Castle originally dates to 1230. Most current elements date from the early 18th century.
41: Dublin Castle
42: Guinness | Custom House, one of Dublin's finest Georgian buildings | Guinness Distillery
43: Dublin Castle
44: Dad & Angela at Dublin Museum of Modern Art
45: Look's like rain!
47: Formal Garden
48: It was gloomy in Ireland today but no rain yet..
50: It started to spit a bit while we were at the war memorial. | Nuala, Kwyn & I.
51: In the granite paved pergolas surrounding the Garden are illuminated Volumes recording the names of all the dead.
52: Circular Sunken Rose Garden | Granite Bookrooms
53: The Memorial Gardens also commemorate all other Irish men and women who at that time served, fought and died.
54: The Irish National War Memorial Gardens is an Irish war memorial in Inchicore, Dublin dedicated to the memory of the 49,400 Irish soldiers who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914–1918, out of over 300,000 Irishmen who served in all armies.
55: Phoenix Park Wellington Monument
56: ÁAras An Uachtar in Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland | It was erected for the visit of Pope John Paul II in September 1979. This cross was the site of a Mass celebrated during that visit, with a congregation of over a million people. When he died on April 2, 2005 people gathered in tribute to Pope John Paul at this Papal Cross, leaving flowers and other tokens of remembrance of him. | The Papal Cross | At 1752 acres, this is one of the largest public parks in Europe. | Built in 1751 and extended in 1787, 1848 and 1911. It is now the official residence of the President of Ireland.
57: River Liffey | Collins Barracks is a former military barracks in the Arbour Hill area of Dublin, Ireland. The buildings are now the National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts and History
58: The plaque on the archway above the entrance to Donnybrook Cemetery.
59: Thomas Chamney Searight he died May 27, 1890. | Donnybrook Cemetery is located close to the river Dodder in Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland. The cemetery was the location of an old Celtic church founded by Saint Broc and later a church dedicated to St. Mary. The site has been in use between 800 to 1880
60: Dan & Mom trying a Berry we had to take their picture incase they didn't survive.
64: Sheep on the rolling Irish hills. | We went back to the bus because it started to pour.
70: We stopped at this Church and the ladies let us in and we had coffee and tried some Irish baking.
71: Seafield Golf & Spa Hotel Ballymoney, Gorey, Co. Wexford where will be for the next 4 nights.
72: Saturday 7th August 2010 | 1798 Rebellion
77: This brick room was under the Church in a hole I could fit my camera in.. creepy! | More Chamney Gravestones.
79: Original Chamney Iron Works Wrought Iron. | Original Chamney Iron Works Gates
81: Ballyrahine House Co Wickolow | We had some sun so we enjoyed it while it was here.
82: Kwyn, Tracey and I.
83: Feeding the horses.
84: Audrey & home owner.
86: Found Grandma & Grandad Chamney's name in the guest book from Aug 1984. | Muffins were cooked on this stove.
87: They had a few Chickens at the Hotel.
89: Our First taste of Guinness | 8pm Gala Dinner at The Seafield.
90: Dan & Brenda Martin | Eleanor & Audrey | Roxanna, Shawn, Karsyn,Ethan & Olivia Chamney
91: Nuala Quirke | John Clonmel Chamney, Josephine Sarah, and Deb Flanagan. | Dan Chamney, Lydia Musyj & Robin Chamney. | Ian & Joy Baker. | Jeff, Tracey Seguin, Bill & Ruth Chamney. Genevieve & James Chamney
92: Eist an all Girl Irish band. | Olivia and Karsyn Danced to the music.
93: Seafield Golf & Spa Hotel is set on 160 acres of tranquil parkland, just an hour from Dublin on the sands of Ballymoney shore. | Sunday 8th August 2010
94: The private riverside walk to the white sands of Ballymoney Beach with the backdrop of Tara Hill.
95: The Irish Sea | Mom getting her feet wet..
96: We had the day off to do whatever we wanted..
98: Kwyn & Karen
99: We had a really nice day to explore the beach.. | Loving the Sunshine..