Ireland, Natural Environment

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

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

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

From Ireland With Love | What Not To Say To An Irish Person On St. Patrick’s Day

Ah St. Patrick's Day, that annual worldwide céilí celebrating all things Irish. Everyone becomes Irish and everything turns green on this one day each year. It's a day full of shenanigans and shillelaghs. And of course we can't forget the man of the hour, St. Patrick himself, rocking a blue (surprisingly St. Patrick never wore… Continue reading From Ireland With Love | What Not To Say To An Irish Person On St. Patrick’s Day

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

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

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

Ireland

Ireland | Clare Island Photo Essay

Clare Island off the west coast of Ireland is a place of unspoiled beauty. Everywhere you turn is an opportunity to capture the wild and rugged landscape of this island. It's a nature lover's paradise and the perfect place to get away from it all for a day or a weekend. Have you been to… Continue reading Ireland | Clare Island Photo Essay

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