100 Days in Europe Days 26-32: Milan to Ireland

Day 26

The Duomo of Milan

This massive church is the fourth largest in Europe (after St. Peter’s in Rome, St. Paul’s in London and the Cathedral of Sevilla). Construction began in 1386 and the final stones were laid in 1805… almost 5 centuries later!



Day 27

The Grand Canal

I treated my group to a Grand Canal-side dinner in Venice. I’ve come to this spot year after year and it is always a winning location. Tonight we began with aperitivi, lots of conversation, an appetizer plate and finished it off with pizza.



Day 28

The Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel looms majestically over the plains of County Tipperary, Ireland. It is the historical site where the Celtic high king Aengus was baptized by Saint Patrick. Click the picture below to watch the video.

28 Rock of Cashel


Day 29

The Guinness Experience


In 1759, Arthur Guinness took out a 9,000 year lease on this property at a cost of 45 pounds sterling per year. Almost 250 years later, they are still producing some of the best stout in the world.29-1 Guinness entrance



Day 3030 Kylemore

Kylemore Castle/Abbey

Posting from the world’s slowest wifi connection.



Day 31

Stone Ring Forts

Ireland is littered with ancient stone ring forts dating from 1500 BC to the 1100s AD. One well-preserved fort is known as CAHERGAL STONE FORT on the “Ring of Kerry” driving route. Click the picture below to watch the video.

31 Stone ring forts


Day 32

The Giant’s Causeway

This makes one appreciate the Creator!


Until next week!32-5 the causeway











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