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

England, Personal Stories

England | What One Got Up To In London

London was calling me for a May bank holiday weekend.  With Ireland being neighbours to Great Britain the flight only took just over an hour.  Pure bliss and no jet lag.  I flew from Knock to Luton with no hiccups.  It was my first time flying on my own, I've always travelled in groups and… Continue reading England | What One Got Up To In London

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

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Ireland | Ireland’s Most Beautiful Drives eBook

If you love to drive and love going on road trips, Ireland has some stunning drives, from The Wild Atlantic Way to the Military Road.  Now this won't be a post about my favourite drives but about a wonderful eBook by Chill Insurance called Ireland's Most Beautiful Drives.  The book features Ireland's Top 3 Favourite Drives, as… Continue reading Ireland | Ireland’s Most Beautiful Drives eBook

Festivals, Ireland

Ireland | Must Go To Irish Festivals

Hands up who loves a good festival!  I do!  There's something to suit all tastes from music and arts to walking and food.  You're spoiled for choice.  To plan your visit to Ireland with a festival I thought it would be good idea to do a round-up of the must go to festivals.  Whatever month… Continue reading Ireland | Must Go To Irish Festivals

Personal Stories

Throwing Caution To The Wind

January of last year, a two and a half year relationship I was in ended. I hate break ups and it felt like my life was over.  We were actually planning on moving to Canada and applying for the working holiday visa when the application process reopened for 2015.  When the relationship ended, Canada was… Continue reading Throwing Caution To The Wind

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Ireland | My Favourite Places In Dublin

In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone.  As she wheeled her wheelbarrow through the streets broad and narrow, crying cockles and mussels, alive alive o...(I couldn't resist 😜) Dublin is one of my favourite cities in the world.  There is so much to… Continue reading Ireland | My Favourite Places In Dublin