Now most people associate “The King” with the late great Elvis Presley which of course is absolutely the case…but in my opinion, here in Ireland we also had our own King of the Showbands, the late great Joe Dolan. Charlie and I were blessed to see Joe at one of his last concerts in Killarney on the August Bank Holiday of 2007 before Joe’s untimely death on St. Stephen’s Day almost five months later. We also were blessed to stay in one of the most picturesque hotels I’ve ever had the good fortune to stay in, Aghadoe Heights beside the stunning Lakes of Killarney in Co. Kerry (the “Kingdom”). This week’s blog covers this memorable trip and our daytrips to Dingle, the Ring of Kerry and more.
Our 2009 Visit to Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow
One of the big pluses of living in Dublin is that you’re never too far away from the sea or the mountains. One of my favourite places to visit is over the southern border into beautiful Co. Wicklow. Not only is it the home county of some of my close friends but it’s also home to some stunning scenery. It’s not called the “Garden of Ireland” for nothing. County Wicklow is also proudly part of Ireland’s Ancient East.
I had the pleasure of visiting one small section of it in 2009 – Powerscourt. Charlie and I
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