Photos from our Jazz After Hours 2007 tour of Ireland.....
Irish countryside, North of Dublin near Newgrange
Judy & Jim by Blarney Castle
A couple of Irish Whiskey tasters
Beautiful Kinsale on the South Coast, noted for fishing, sailing and ...
gourmet dining ..... fabulous lunch at "Fishy Fishy"!
Checking out the new County Cork Hall ... tallest building in Ireland!
The Richard Galliano/Gary Burton Quartet at the Guinness Jazz Festival, Cork - Great festival in its 30th year!
The Leaders at the Guinness Jazz Festival in Cork - Eddie Henderson, Chico Freeman, Bobby Watson.
View from The Rock of Cashell
Busy Cork on a rainy afternoon.
So many nice memories of sights and sounds and tastes during two weeks in Ireland: The pub at Killarney, the walks in Killarney National Park, the drive around The Ring of Kerry, the top of Blarney Castle, The Guinness Jazz Festival in Cork, everything in Kinsale (now one of my favorite places on earth!), Irish whiskey, pints of Guinness, the solemnity of The Rock of Cashell (c. 5th century), the prehistoric Newgrange, and the bustling city of Dublin. Dublin has the energy of New York - half the population is under 30 and pubs, clubs and restaurants are busy late into the night. Impressive sights in Dublin included The Long Hall library at Trinity College, the Irish Museum of Modern Art, and a new version of "Playboy of the Western World" at the Irish National Theatre. I also enjoyed listening to RTÉ lyric FM and watching rugby on RTE TV. I still haven't figured out rugby, and don't even bother asking me about hurling!
Thank you for your hospitality, Ireland. All sixteen of us really enjoyed the visit.