Ireland

From Ireland With Love | 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 From Ireland With Love | Belfast Photo Essay

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

Scotland

Scotland | Edinburgh Photo Essay

Edinburgh stole my heart over a few bitterly cold days in mid January. I fell in love with the architecture, history, culture, heritage and the people. Everywhere you turn there's great pride in the city's heritage. Even though I was there for five days I still didn't get a chance to see everything I wanted… Continue reading Scotland | Edinburgh 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

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

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

Archaeology, Ireland

Ireland | Inchagoill Island Photo Essay

Inchagoill Island is a small island on Lough Corrib in Co. Galway.  Inchagoill comes from the Irish 'Inis an Ghaill' meaning 'Island of the Stranger'.  This special island is home to a number of ancient monastic ruins, some of which date back to the 5th century.  Teampall na Naoimh (Church of the Saints) and St.… Continue reading Ireland | Inchagoill Island Photo Essay