Tag: Ireland

Over in Killarney

Over in Killarney

Today we drove south, through The Burren again and past it, around and down towards Killarney. And yes, I keep having Toora Loora Loora stuck in my head.  We said goodbye to our lovely hosts Anne and John in Galway and took the scenic route so we could take more silly…

 

Galway Walking Tour

Galway Walking Tour

After two driving days, we took ourselves on a walking tour of Galway. I won’t post too many pictures today lest I repeat myself. I wish that I could post something more useful, too, like what it’s like to drive in Ireland (awesome, but impossible to depict without videos), but…

 

Connemara Coast

Connemara Coast

Perhaps plucky is a better term for Juan Diego, and I was a bit harsh. But no matter. My judgement stands.  Today we took a trip up the Connamara coast, to catch what we could of this side of the Wild Atlantic.  Our destination was a six-mile loop called Sky…

 

Juan Diego

Juan Diego

Today we headed south to the Cliffs of Moher.  I was honestly more excited for the Burren, which said something silly like it was Europe’s most interesting scenery. I mean, Europe’s fine and all, but I totally agree. I could hike this place for days—and maybe I will, someday.  Understandably,…

 

Galway

Galway

Today we wandered around Galway some more. It was an easy task. This will be a post mostly in pictures, since I’d like to rest up before our drive up Connemara tomorrow. Anticipate more pictures.  In a weird way, Salthill sort of reminds me of the colourful Victorian houses around…

 

West coast…best coast?

West coast…best coast?

Today we decided to travel to Galway. Well, technically, yesterday evening we decided to travel to Galway. We’ll stay here for a few nights and use it as a jumping off point for a few destinations in the area before heading south.  I was admittedly anxious about picking up our…

 

The Irish in WWII

The Irish in WWII

Before I start today’s post, I wanted to interrupt myself with a brief historical item for discussion. (John, if you’re reading this—which I hope you are, accompanied by a nice glass of red—I wonder whether the wheels of your mind are already turning…) Yesterday we wandered Dublin, which is really…

 

Made it!!!

Made it!!!

It still feels a little surreal—to be in Ireland, finally on the other side of a trip that I’ve been planning for years.  And for a short while there, I was afraid we wouldn’t make it. Here’s a list of the #firstworldproblems that we had to overcome: Disabled train (Red…

 

More on Sea Angling in Ireland

More on Sea Angling in Ireland

The first couple weeks I was here I wrote what I thought would be the introduction for our paper. At this point we hadn’t yet run the models, so we really did not know what we would find. I believe my supervisor, Dr. Stephen Hynes, had me write this “introduction” as a way for me […]

 

Random Utility Model as a Means of Economic Valuation

Random Utility Model as a Means of Economic Valuation

TCM (travel cost model) and CV (contingent valuation) are the methods most common employed to estimate the value of recreations, particularly for recreational fishing and sea angling; however, a third method, RUM (random utility model) has also been used for recreational valuation. Among  the studies reviewed, RUM was the preferred model when the goal of […]

 
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