Irish Cultural Heritage

Ireland | A Short History Of Moore Hall

A few years ago I shared some photographs I took of Moore Hall in my Moore Hall Photo Essay.  I'm very lucky to live only a few miles from this beautiful 'Big House' and I have fond memories of walking around the estate and having picnics as a little girl with my family.  I thought… Continue reading Ireland | A Short History Of Moore Hall

Irish Cultural Heritage

Irish Artists | Harry Clarke

Harry Clarke is an Irish artist I came across many years ago and thanks to my younger brother John fell in love with his work.  St. Mary's RC Church, in my hometown of Ballinrobe in Co. Mayo is lucky enough to have nine Harry Clarke Windows and draws visitors from all over.  We have local… Continue reading Irish Artists | Harry Clarke

Ireland, Irish Cultural Heritage

Ireland | A Galway Christmas Photo Essay

Christmas is a special time for me.  It's even more special when I get to experience it in my adopted city, Galway.  Every year in mid-November the Christmas Market is opened and the Christmas lights are turned on to great fanfare.  There's a buzz around the city now.  Take a look for yourself. Have you… Continue reading Ireland | A Galway Christmas Photo Essay

Ireland, Irish Cultural Heritage

Ireland | Inishbofin Photo Essay

Ireland has some beautiful islands off its coast.  I've been to a few but none stand out as much as Inishbofin off the coast of Co. Galway.  I was lucky to visit Inishbofin on a college field trip for the Adventure Tourism module.  Of course it wasn't all fun and games as the group was… Continue reading Ireland | Inishbofin Photo Essay

Personal Stories

Farewell Quiet Man

Well it's the end of an era.  Friday November 2nd was my last day working in The Quiet Man Museum.  I still can't quite wrap my head around the fact that I've finished up and launched my own business conducting walking tours.  I don't know where the last five summers went to; time flies when you're having… Continue reading Farewell Quiet Man

Irish Cultural Heritage, Women's History

Irish Artists | Mainie Jellett

I fell in love with Mainie Jellett and her work when I was given an assignment in college as part of a Modernism module.  The brief was to give a ten minute presentation on an Irish modern artist and tie in what makes them a modern artist.  I can't remember exactly how I came across… Continue reading Irish Artists | Mainie Jellett

Northern Ireland | Belfast Photo Essay
Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland | Belfast Photo Essay

I'm back! Yes, it has been months since I last wrote a post but I won't bore you with reasons and excuses as to why I haven't.  I have another photo essay I want to share with you.  Last summer B and I took a day trip from Dublin to Belfast with Extreme Ireland.  Our… Continue reading Northern Ireland | Belfast Photo Essay

Ireland, Irish Cultural Heritage

Ireland | Inis Mór Photo Essay

Inis Mór is one of three islands that make up the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. Inis Mór translates into English as 'big island', making it the main island of the Aran Islands. With 850 inhabitants, 14 villages and 5 pubs, it's like stepping into a John Hinde postcard. See for yourself… Continue reading Ireland | Inis Mór Photo Essay

Ireland, Irish Cultural Heritage

Ireland | A Day On Clare Island

Clare Island is 6 km off the west coast of Co. Mayo. Once the home of Gráinne Mhaol, the island boasts a rich cultural heritage that the islanders are extremely proud of. Whether you're the adventurous type or want to switch off from it all, Clare Island has something for everyone. My Day On Clare… Continue reading Ireland | A Day On Clare Island

Ireland, Irish Cultural Heritage

Ireland | Cliffs Of Moher Photo Essay

The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland are unique landscapes that everyone should experience at least once.  You can drive there yourself or take one of the many bus tours taking a day trip to this wonderful region.  The changeable weather shouldn't stop you, just come prepared.   Have… Continue reading Ireland | Cliffs Of Moher Photo Essay