Art & Literature

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

Archaeology, Ireland, Natural Environment

From Ireland With Love | 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 From Ireland With Love | Inis Mór Photo Essay

Ireland, Natural Environment

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, Natural Environment

From Ireland With Love | 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. The changeable weather shouldn't stop you, just come prepared. Have you been to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren? If so what did you think? Marteen x

Built Environment, Ireland, Natural Environment

Ireland | Connemara Photo Essay

The wild and rugged landscape of the region of Connemara in the west of Ireland is like nothing I've seen before. It is where the famous Connemara Marble is mined. The mountains reflect the different shades of green that can be found in the marble. It's truly a sight to behold. It's also where the… Continue reading Ireland | Connemara Photo Essay

History, Ireland

Ireland | A Walking Tour of Galway City

I'm extremely lucky to be living only 40 minutes away from the cute little city of Galway. Yes I just described a city as cute 😜. But not only is this city cute, it's a city rich in history and culture. Having already checked out the foodie side of Galway I thought it was time to experience… Continue reading Ireland | A Walking Tour of Galway City

Archaeology, Ireland

Ireland | Clonmacnoise Photo Essay

Clonmacnoise is an ancient monastic site in Co. Offaly founded by St. Ciarán in 544. Clonmacnoise in Irish is Cluain Mhic Nois meaning "meadow of the sons of Nos". The site includes the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches, two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of Early Christian grave slabs in Western Europe. Today… Continue reading Ireland | Clonmacnoise Photo Essay

Built Environment, Ireland

Ireland | Moore Hall Photo Essay

Moore Hall is situated to the south of the village of Carnacon in Co. Mayo, lying on Muckloon Hill over looking Lough Carra.  It was once the home of George Moore and his family. The Moores were a family of sportsmen, patriots, statesmen, writers, and artists. The house was built in 1795 but destroyed by a fire in… Continue reading Ireland | Moore Hall Photo Essay

Archaeology, Ireland

Ireland | Croagh Patrick Photo Essay

Croagh Patrick is situated 5 miles outside of the picturesque town of Westport in Co. Mayo. Known as Ireland's holiest mountain, it soars 762 metres above the surrounding countryside. People have been flocking to this mountain on pilgrimage for 5,000 years. Legend has it that St. Patrick banished the 'snakes' from Ireland from this mountain.… Continue reading Ireland | Croagh Patrick Photo Essay

Archaeology, Built Environment, History, Ireland

Ireland | 5 Must Visit OPW Sites

The Office of Public Works is responsible for the care, maintenance, and operation of Ireland's most important heritage sites.  The list includes historical houses, gardens, historic battle sites and islands of cultural importance.  In total the OPW looks after 780 sites.  All the sites are an integral part of Ireland's cultural heritage.  The OPW have… Continue reading Ireland | 5 Must Visit OPW Sites