Wish You Were Here: Exploring Ireland’s green landscapes and rich history

Our adventurous readers have journeyed near and far over the last year, from the streets of Dubrovnik to Antarctica’s icy terrain. They’ve shared their travels along the way — much to the delight of us vicarious vacationers — and offered up some helpful travel tips, too.

Here’s the latest installment, this time from Ireland.

Wish You Were Here

Pleasanton residents Al and Kathy Redmond’s recent trip to Ireland included a visit to the Monument Cross to the Famine. (Courtesy of the Redmond family) 

IRELAND: Pleasanton residents Al and Kathy Redmond visited Ireland in September on a 10 day trip through Mater Dei Tours. “It was a pilgrimage covering Belfast, Our Lady of Knock, Galway, Ring of Kerry, Rock of Cashel and Dublin,” Kathy says, with a stop in the Connemara region of County Mayo to see the Monument Cross to the Famine, pictured.

TRAVEL TIPS: The Redmonds were lucky with the weather — a little rain, but the days were mostly sunny and warm. That’s not always the case, Kathy warns. “Be prepared for changes in the weather. Bring rain gear, an umbrella and layers for warmth. Try the soups and breads, which are excellent!”

Join the fun! Send a photo of yourself on your latest adventures — local, domestic or international — to jburrell@bayareanewsgroup.com. Tell us where you are, who everyone is and where they’re from, and share a travel tip or two to help fellow readers go there, too.

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