Posted by: forgingahead | November 9, 2011

Ireland Adventures

In Ireland we visited family. Bert’s brother Ed married an Irish lass Elaine and 9 years ago they moved there with their adorable kids Connor, Caitlyn and Ryan.

My adorable nephew Ryan was a trooper as we explored castles and dramatic coastlines.

Castle stop number one. I played many games of “knights” with Ryan at each castle stop. Knights includes shooting faux arrows and much falling down dead. It’s great fun.

Dramatic coastline stop number 1,700. Here’s Ryan with his dad Ed (Bert’s brother) at the Cliffs of Moher. A must see sight that photos can’t do justice.

Dramatic landscape number (oh I’ve lost count). Ryan on the The Burren. Kids, such great energy! I was a little worried that he would fall through one of the giant cracks. Luckily, he did not.

Ryan braved a shopping day in Galway. Looking dapper with dad!

Ryan was a trooper at the museum too. As you can see we were all getting a wee bit tired by this time. Hi Elaine!

In his element at dad’s desk at home.

Meet Connor…

And the lovely Caitlyn. As you can see, a typically high tech family.


  1. Wow, those are beautiful photos. I can’t wait to hear all about your travels!

  2. You’ll be happy to know that we too are experiencing Ireland-like type weather in the Bay Area, traveling…my sabbatical seemed so long ago, must be time to find some new destinations. Safe travels.

  3. Loved seeing these photos of your family! What a trip1

  4. Ryan sounds (and looks) like the perfect host. Putting up with so much of that touristy stuff and smiling (mostly) for all those cameras.

  5. LOVED Ireland! Looks like you had fun 🙂

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