Eire’s Spirits And Spirits Within the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi
Concerned about a trip to the Emerald Island The very best way to do it is to drive and the very best time to take the journey is true now. With a mission to seize a little bit of the spirit of Eire, albeit a special sort of spirits for our story, Russell took on the job of the spirit of the drink and me, to find the spirits which are said to be haunting the islands of Eire and that have been there for the past hundreds of years.
Arriving in Dublin on a chilly and windy day the mood was just right as we began our journey and for a great experience with excellent gas mileage to get round attempt the classy 2014 Ford Fusion Energi. Offering very high gas economy in 2014 the Ford Fusion Energi now comes with a heated steering wheel and air-conditioned front seats.
Indeed, that is some of the trendy vehicles I know for good gas mileage and head turning type, the competition includes the Chevrolet Volt with a longer electric range, but holds fewer passengers. The Toyota Prius Plug-in and the Honda Accord Plug-in hybrid are also choices on this class too.
Seating 5 passengers easily, this sedan has two trims, the SE Luxury and Titanium.
Under the hood, the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi operates with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor from a lithium-ion battery pack. With this you get 195 horsepower from the front wheels by means of a continuously variable transmission. Discover that the battery pack in the Energi is bigger than in the regular Fusion Hybrid and that provides this option more power general for longer electric power use.
For safety options, depending on trim and bundle, there are the add ons of blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-visitors alert, driver-drowsiness detection, lane-departure warning, lane-retaining assist and collision warning with brake support.
The 2014 Ford Fusion Energi does have a remarkably small trunk, but that is because of the battery pack inside, overall there is only 8.2 cubic ft of area.
Undoubtedly a straightforward drive with greater than acceptable acceleration for getting round city or on the freeway and it’s quiet, on a regular basis, so quiet you likely won’t know the automobile is even operating. One standout as effectively is the EV button and you may swap to all-electric, normal hybrid or the EV Later mode which means you are utilizing fuel and saving the battery energy for later.
With a snazzy automobile to explore our many stops, we were off to spend the day in the city of Dublin beginning our journey at the Brewery Bar of Guinness Storehouse.
After lunch at the bar we took a tour of the storehouse and heard all about the making of Guinness, a beer that’s as popular in the states as it is in Ireland. A couple of factoids about the Brewery is that it was in operation as a fermentation center from 1904 to 1988 and is now the seven-story customer experience devoted to the history of this place situated in the guts of the St. James Gate Brewery. The constructing is actually designed in the shape of a giant pint of Guinness that if full would hold 14.3 million pints. Since 1759 Guinness has been produced at St. James Gate Brewery and the brewery sits on 60 acres of land on Dublin’s south facet.
That night time, the Dublin Bus Ghost Tour kept us entertained for hours and in the dark of night time and almost a full moon there is nowhere else a ghost hunter would want to be than walking down old streets and through spooky cemeteries. The ghost tour is a enjoyable take a look at Dublin after hours.
After a day in Dublin we were able to hit the street and explore the countryside onward to Galway City where the cobblestones of this old town were calling our name. We took a lovely walk along the promenade in Salthill just to breath within the recent air of Eire on the way in and from Galway Bay you can look throughout and see the Burren Limestone Region in County Clare.
Of course a walking tour of Galway City can also be a should and we had the pleasure of our tour information Conor Riordan of Legend Quest touring us around the city and giving us ghost story myths and legends as we came to find out than there are a lot of hauntings in Galway City, a digital smorgasbord of ghosts to discover in reality.
We had been trying forward to discovering the Aran Islands so the next morning we drove to the tiny airport in Inverin to fly to Inishmor. They take things slow there and they love to chat. It is here too you can find the tradition and tradition of Eire nonetheless alive and nicely with traditional music, historical sites and a scenery not to be forgotten.
A foremost highlight on Inishmore is Dun Aonghasa, a stone fort site located at the highest level of the cliffs on the southern coastline of the island providing views down the west coast of Ireland. It is a look at history of Inishmore as the fort is predicted to be thousands of years old. Actually, recent excavations have found evidence that human activity on this hilltop dates back as far as 1500BC to 1000AD, but a very powerful date for the history of the fort appears to be around 800BC at which time the fort was more than seemingly the middle of the community for folks living on stone island red the island.
While on Inishmore we were encouraged to visit a place called Brigit’s Garden as quickly as we got again to the mainland since this stop would indeed be mystical. Actually, about three folks advised us concerning the place and the owner of the guesthouse even called ahead for us. Evidently, we needed to make a stop there. Brigit’s Garden is a backyard laid out depicting the Celtic holidays beginningwith Samhain (Halloween and the start of the Celtic new year), Imbolc (February 1 and also called Brigit’s Day), Beltane (the Celtic Fireplace Festival marking the coming of Spring) and Lughnasa (the beginning of harvest and the transition from summer time to fall). There is also a Ring Fort or fairy fort to find, woodlands and meadows and even a sundial and your entire experience is mystical as you walk through the gardens paralleling the experience to the cycles of the year. Actually, the seasonal four gardens mirror the cycle of life and replicate completely the landscape of the West of Eire.
One other cease that we were wanting to make that afternoon after Brigit’s Garden had been the Cliffs of Stone Island Jumpers Jackets Mohr. There are ghost stories that abound right here and on approach we saw a gaggle of horses running over the cliffs in the distance, however we weren’t fast enough to get a photo. Was it horses from centuries past, who knows, but the magic of what we saw stayed in our minds and welcomed us to the realm.
The Cliffs of Mohr are probably the most visited pure site in Ireland and the cliffs rise above the ocean 700 feet at the highest level. You may even see the Aran Islands in the distance on a clear day and wildlife also abounds including Puffins, Razorbills and there is a pair of Peregrine Falcons nesting beneath O’Brien’s Tower inbuilt 1835 by a descendent of the primary high king of Eire.
As we neared the top of our journey we continued on to the Dingle Peninsula and found what was called Gallarus Oratory an early Christian Church and then headed on to the Blasket Islands Centre for a tour. The Blasket Island Centre is situated in County Kerry and is on the tip of the Peninsula offering a look at the heritage of a group who lived just offshore on Blasket Island until 1953. Highlights at the Centre are an American Room devoted to the Blasket immigrants who ended up settling in America and likewise exhibitions in regards to the fishing and farming methods on the island when it was inhabited.
Finally, our last night had come and while we had found some rumblings of spirits and tales, we still had the spirits that Russell was looking to discover on the agenda in Cork. So with no additional adieu we stopped in at Jameson Midleton Distillery in County Cork where we have been given a tour and tasting of the best Irish Whiskey and why people come from far and wide to experience the taste.
Like all good things that must come to an end so did our Irish sojourn as we left somewhat wiser each in regard to the beer and whiskey and the ghosts that haunt Ireland – after all, why wouldn’t you need to head back to the Emerald Isle as soon as attainable dead or alive – I know we plan to return again very soon.