Ireland Scotland 2013

In May of 2013, Tom and Iris flew to Dublin, Ireland, to celebrate Iris's 60th birthday. Unfortunately, on the 2nd day, while exploring Dublin, Iris slipped on wet cobble stones and fractured her left arm. After spending a few hours at St. Vincent's Hospital and a trip to a pharmacy for pain pills, we joined our Insight Vacations tour group for a two week tour of Ireland and Scotland. Both Ireland and Scotland are beautiful countries, and it would have been a wonderful trip if it weren't for the broken arm and the bad weather. With Iris being left handed, Tom had to learn how to make a ponytail and how to fasten a bra strap (he learned how to unfasten one many years ago in college). They did have an excellent tour guide and driver, Michael and Tom (photo on right).

Park in Dublin (before broken arm)

Guinness and Irish coffee at The Temple Bar, Dublin

Book of Kells, Trinity College Library, Dublin

Guinness Storehouse Tour, Dublin

Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens, Kildare

Waterford Crystal Showroom, Waterford

Kissed Stone of Eloquence at Blarney Castle

Killarney and tour around Ring of Kerry

Bunratty Medieval Castle Banquet

Derry, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland

Robert Burns' Monument and Brig O' Doon', Alloway, Scotland

Cruise on Loch Lomond, Scotland

Highlands on the way to Inverness, Scotland

Clava Burial Cairns and Culloden Battlefield, Scotland

Blair Castle and Gardens, Scotland

St. Andrews Cathedral, St. Andrews, Scotland

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland

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