February 23, 2009

Senator's Dodd's Irish getaway

Image of Inishnee island on the isolated west coast of Ireland


If you haven't read Kevin Rennie's piece on U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd's Irish cottage, do. It's hard to imagine how it could all be on the strict up-and-up, though I'm open to more information.

Meantime, though, let's see what kind of place Inishnee island in Ireland is. From the looks of it, I can see why Dodd likes it. I know I wouldn't mind a few weeks there in the summer.

According to Wikipedia, "Inishnee (Gaelic: Inis NĂ­), is a small island off the shore of Ireland, in Roundstone Bay near the village of Roundstone in Connemara in County Galway. The island is equipped with a lighthouse. As of 2006, it had a population of 28." I don't think that counts Dodd.

But here is a picture of Dodd over there that recently ran in the Connemara View. Look just above the O'Dowd's Bar advertisement on the right.

These show the island's lighthouse:





Here's the view from another cottage on the island:




Here's one of the cottages on the island:


PS: Just to make it clear: I couldn't find a picture clearly identified as the cottage Dodd owns.
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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is no doubt about it, Steve. The Press needs to send you to Ireland to investigate this for the next six months or so. I'll tell Schroeder. You pack.

Anonymous said...

Nice place. This senator business must be lucrative!

Anonymous said...

How similar the resemblance to the crooked CEO schemes that have come to light during this financial meltdown. What better person to chair the Senate Banking Committee?

Sue Gorski said...

I spent three weeks on Ireland's west coast last year, including Inishnee Island. I highly recommend the trip to everyone who enjoys peace and quiet. The beaches are beautiful, the natives are friendly, the local pubs are lively with music and dancing, and the scenery is breathtaking. We stayed at the Renvyle House Hotel in Connemarra and it was truly first class. If you get bored with the solitude of Connemarra, you can take day trips into the larger cities or visit the many tourist attractions that the Emerald Isle offers. I can't wait to go back!

Anonymous said...

I'm soooo happy that connecticut has a senator willing to do what ever is necessary to improve the lives of it's citizens no matter what hardships or inconveniences he has to endure .....

wait .... maybe I read the article incorrectly .

Anonymous said...

Can't even spend all his money in the United States, let alone Connecticut!

Anonymous said...

Like father like son.

Anonymous said...

Where's the union installed hot tub?

waiting said...

6:32 - we can't wait for you to go back either.

Anonymous said...

Where's the union installed hot tub?

John Rowland is borrowing it.

Anonymous said...

1:44

Does that mean that Dodd is going to jail too????

Anonymous said...

Dodd has the hot tub, but he won't be going to jail. He's a Democrat.

Anonymous said...

Teddy taught him how to get out of a scrape.

Anonymous said...

Those photos brought back a flood of memories. I visited Inishee a few years back and it was the vacation of a lifetime. I didn't realize Dodd owned a house there and none of the natives ever mentioned it. I say leave the poor guy alone. The house is merely a vacation retreat for his family and people are blowing everything out of proportion.

Anonymous said...

"Poor guy" Dodd should be left alone, in a jail cell.