London and Ireland 2009 itinerary

(Last Updated On: May 10, 2020)

Touring London

Day 1: In Christopher Wren’s City (June 17)

Day 2: Exploring London’s history (June 18)

Breakfast at Apostrophe

Apostrophe is the neighborhood bakery and coffee shop where we eat a scrumptious breakfast of flaky pastry, fresh squeezed juice, and thick and rich chocolate (Lane) and chai (me) while admiring the details of St. Paul’s across the street.

It seems like a good way to start the day.

The Tower(s)

Day 3:   (June 19)

Window Shopping in Mayfair

Racing About at Buckingham Palace

A Tiny Remnant of Georgian London
Westminster Abbey
The Houses of Parliament

Night along the Thames

(June 20)


Ireland 2009 (London and Ireland)

Traveling in Ireland: Rain, Sun, Fog (June 21)

Western Ireland (June 22)


Kilfenora Cathedral

Roadside Flowers in Kilfenora

Walking the Burren

Coastal Scenery

The Cliffs of Moher

Kinsale (June 23)

Walking around Kinsale


(June 24)

North of Belfast (June 25)

Grey Abbey

Ambling in Greyabbey Town


The Gardens at Mount Stewart


Belfast City (June 26)

Belfast Black Taxi Tour

The Crown Bar

Belfast from the Air


Along the North Coast (June 27)

Dunluce Castle

Waking the Giant’s Causeway

North Coast Scenery

It’s so nice to have a driver who is familiar with the area!


A Wee Harbor

We discover a wee harbor along the coast.

boats in a small harbor with stone buildings

Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge


Fish-n-chips in Ballycastle

A friend of Lesley’s has recommended a fish-n-chips spot in Ballycastle. With absolutely no idea what the place is called or where it might be located, we park near the town’s small harbor and walk along the waterfront wondering how we will find it.

It turns out to be easy to spot.

Evening Drive “Home”

Lesley has again kindly given me the front seat, so I have a wonderful view as we head home along the coast, only occasionally interrupted by having to pull out the map.

mural along the road in Northern Ireland

buildings along a road

(June 28)


(June 29) Bank Restaurant and Bar (the Dublin Version)


Morning along the Liffey (June 30)


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