t. elizabeth renich

author of historical fiction

Of Castles & Causes

| February 25, 2011

Sunday, 30-Jan-2011 The third time proved to be the charm.  Finding Clifden Castle now has a check mark next to it on my done list.  I had purchased a postcard with the castle on it on my first visit (2003), even though I hadn’t seen it for myself and it wasn’t on Willie’s trail ride.  […]

Do-Overs & the Sunset from Sky Road

| February 25, 2011

Saturday, 29-Jan-2011  The new memory stick, which I purchased at the camera store on Shop Street, seemed to be working fine when we exited the store.  I took pictures all the way to the market and the jpeg numbers increased with each shot I took – as they should.  The new problem I was having […]

Microfilm & Memories at the Galway Library

| February 21, 2011

Friday, 28-Jan-2011 Before I left for Ireland, I e-mailed the Galway Library and made contact with them, explaining what information I was hunting for and when I would be there.  Maureen, the lady I’d traded e-mails with wasn’t working that day, but she’d left word and Mary, Peter, and a few others were on hand […]

Sample of Soup

| February 15, 2011

Thursday, 27-Jan-2011 Leonard had the day off and he was good enough to do the driving.  (The MapQuest directions were sort of pointing us in the right direction — Bernadette and I might have been lost before we found where we were going…)  First we went to the Cliffs of Moher, which are breathtaking.  The […]

Horses and Houses

| February 11, 2011

Wednesday, 26-Jan-2011 Sunrise hadn’t yet put in an appearance by the time I arrived at SNN.  Bernadette was there to meet me at the airport in Shannon.  Of course, the first thing I did was try to get in on the “wrong” side of the car…  It’s just weird to sit on the “passenger” side […]

My 3rd Trip to Ireland

| February 11, 2011

A week ago, I was changing planes in Newark and arriving home from a “brilliant” trip to Ireland.  Of course, the time went so fast, but it was such fun to spend time with friends and have a learning experience.  But, instead of telling the last part of the story first, I’ll go back to […]