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AE Travel Lens | Ireland 2012, Part One

Hello from Dublin, Ireland!

I'm traveling this week with Scrapmap and a wonderful group of like-minded memory keepers and photographers. We've spent the last couple days in Dublin and are getting ready to move on to other parts of this glorious country tomorrow.

Here's a few photos from our adventure:

We spent today in Dublin, visiting the Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College (to see the Book Of Kells) among other adventures.

As you can imagine with our group there's a lot of this:

Taking photos of stuff like this:

One of my favorite things so far was visiting The Mill at Avoca Village, Wicklow. Seriously, just take a look at these colors. We got to visit the working handweaving mill where they make their beautiful blankets, scarves, hats, etc, The colors are just so awesome. Loved learning about the process and seeing the looms in action.

They have an online shop if you want to check them out. Definitely bringing a few blankets home with me.

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  1. Sue P says…
    10/08/2012

    What a lovely trip-so far. Love "traveling" with you like this.

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  2. Marion says…
    10/08/2012

    Thanks for posting the photos. I would have loved to have joined this group as Ireland is my Grandmother's homeland.

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  3. Kathy Passmore says…
    10/08/2012

    Ali,
    I SO would have gone on this adventure if I hadn't just visited Ireland last spring! A girlfriend and I rented a car and I drove over 900 miles on the left side of the road without incident (sometimes on really narrow roads!) We had a great time, and wish you all the best of adventures. Everyone in Ireland was SO friendly, and we were there in the spring just as the lambs were being born, and it was all I could do not to scoop up one of those lambs and smuggle it home in my luggage!
    Happy travels, and glad to see you so happy these days :)

    Kathy Passmore

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  4. Jen says…
    10/08/2012

    Love the pics so far! Would love to visit there one day :)

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  5. Sue FitzGerald says…
    10/08/2012

    Big time jealous, Ireland is on the top of my to go to places :-)

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  6. Christine says…
    10/08/2012

    Thanks for sharing. Love the photos. Keep them coming!

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  7. Deb J says…
    10/08/2012

    I envy you. WOuld love to go to Ireland. Have fun for me while you are there. Appreciate the pictures.

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  8. Mary Beth says…
    10/08/2012

    So jealous....and so happy you are having a good time. I so wish I was able to be with you and the other Bella Tuscany gals. Give big hugs to all, and keep the biggest one for YOU!

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  9. Pam C says…
    10/08/2012

    Green!! (envy) So happy you're having fun. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Traci Brookes says…
    10/08/2012

    You are making me homesick....I miss Ireland terribly. Thanks for the photo essay.

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  11. Stacia says…
    10/08/2012

    Looks like a great trip, hope to make it there (and Europe!) one day!

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  12. Debbie Gibson says…
    10/08/2012

    Love the pictures. The Cross is awesome! I was there over 24 years ago with my father, uncle, cousin, and grandparents. I often wish that I would of been into memory keeping as I am today. Thank you for sharing!

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  13. ARC says…
    10/08/2012

    Ooh, you're making me want to go back again soon. We were just there in March and I was so so sick (pregnant + virus) so we didn't do as much as I would have liked. But the Avoca stores are awesome.

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  14. Shelbie says…
    10/08/2012

    Thanks for sharing. Your photos bring back so many wonderful memories. Ireland is such a special place to visit. I may have to start a return to Ireland vacation fund after this. :) I can't wait to see where else you will be visiting!

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  15. J3SS1C4 says…
    10/08/2012

    Wow, those blankets are awesome colours! Looks like you guys are having a great trip so far! So wish I could have gone!

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  16. MarinaV. says…
    10/09/2012

    Thanks for sharing, Ali, love your blog, so inspiring!..

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  17. Mel says…
    10/09/2012

    Waving to you from just across the water in England! I love Ireland - my red hair and green eyes proclaim some distant Irish ancestry! So glad you're having a good time - thanks for sharing your experience with us :)

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  18. Marie says…
    10/09/2012

    I've been in Ireland 2 years ago, and I really loved this country, I felt kind of peaceful there (don't know how to explain that). Thanks for sharing your pictures (love the colors of the weaving mill - and oh! the Book of Kells... waow!). Have a nice trip.

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  19. slmnontec says…
    10/09/2012

    So great to see the places I've been. No OSHA there so you can walk around the mill on tour. Great!

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  20. Haley D. says…
    10/09/2012

    Thank you for sharing your travels with us. Bon voyage!

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  21. Tracey says…
    10/09/2012

    Love your pictures,they are bringing back memories. Look forward to more updates.

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  22. Kim H says…
    10/09/2012

    Ireland is one of my favorite places in the world and home to some of the nicest people on the planet. Can't wait to go back someday.

    Have fun.

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  23. Kim S (nerdgrl) says…
    10/09/2012

    I would be so there for the Guiness flight. Not for me, but for my husband. I've taken many a pic of either a wine or beer flight tasting. Love the bright colors of the yarn. And, I love the perspective of your pics.

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  24. Lisa W. says…
    10/09/2012

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I am SO envious, in a wonderful happy great kind of way. Wanted to go so badly, another time in my life i hope!!! Be safe ALL of you and have a wonderful awesome trip!

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  25. Rhona says…
    10/09/2012

    The colours in the blankets are wonderful. We went to Dublin in April and loved it but I want to go back to Ireland to see Wicklow and Cork. Enjoy the rest of your trip - perhaps you should come to London next :)

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