Dying Matters: What to do with a Facebook account when someone dies?

For many people, especially now millennials, Facebook has continually been a place to share content but it’s also become a place to honour people who are no longer with us. In 2015, Facebook introduced the Legacy Contact system to users. Initially only available to people in the US, it’s only recently that I’ve noticed it [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|Blog, Dying Matters|1 Comment

Hidden Ireland: “Ireland’s Jurassic Park” at Kells Bay Gardens

With Europe's largest collection of tree ferns and Ireland's largest palm tree at 14m, Kells Bay Gardens is a must for nature lovers. The gardens themselves cover just over 17 hectares with a large collection of sub-tropical plants. You’d be very tempted to pop on your explorer’s hat. The Primeval Forest towards the beginning of the red walk is particularly spectacular. [...]

By | March 29th, 2016|Blog, Ireland|0 Comments

Hidden Ireland: Heavenly Hike in Gleninchaquin Park in County Kerry

Pádhraic, myself and Mom at Gleninchaquin One of Ireland’s best-hidden gems is open to the public from dawn until dusk. Gleninchaquin Park is tucked into a long and narrow valley that’s on the North West side of the Beara Peninsula. The area itself was formed by glaciation approximately 70,000 years ago. Unless you want [...]

By | March 26th, 2016|Blog, Ireland|1 Comment

Memories of Baile na nGall: Poignant Family Moments in Ballydavid, County Kerry

Me, Mom and Grandad at Ballydavid Pier “Conas atá sibh?” “Go maith!” we both answered in unison. Baile na nGall, or Ballydavid, is a special place for Mom and I. Translated as “Town of the Foreigners”, it’s more like a second home rather than a foreign land. Not only is it a great spot [...]

By | March 24th, 2016|Blog, Ireland, Places We Love|0 Comments

Places We Love: Wine Strand in County Kerry

Trá na Fhíona or Wine Strand in English is the perfect spot if you’re really looking to escape from it all. A small beach that’s tucked away among houses and sheep, we’ve never seen more than 10 people on Wine Strand at a time. This family greeted us along the way This place [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|Ireland, Places We Love|2 Comments

Darkness Into Light 2016: Help Us Raise Funds for Pieta House

This year Mom and I have decided to do Darkness into Light in Tralee for Pieta House. Darkness Into Light is the annual fundraiser for Pieta House, a non-profit organisation that offers a free and therapeutic support to people in distress with suicidal thoughts or who engage in self-harm. We can't even begin to describe [...]

By | March 21st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

“Happiness is”: Mom’s Reflections on the International Day of Happiness

The International Day of Happiness (known as Happiness Day) is celebrated throughout the world on the March 20th. "At this time of grave injustices, devastating wars, mass displacement, grinding poverty and other man-made causes of suffering, the International Day of Happiness is a global chance to assert that peace, well-being, and joy deserve primacy" says UN Secretary-General, [...]

By | March 20th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Places We Love: An Chonair aka Conor Pass in County Kerry

We’re on a Kerry-roll! An Chonair, or Conor Pass in English, is one of the highest Irish mountain passes in the country. It’s one of those places that’s absolutely stunning when the sun shines down but also wonderfully mysterious and intriguing when the mist settles. I can’t begin to count the many times that we’ve [...]

By | March 19th, 2016|Ireland, Places We Love|0 Comments

Places We Love: Banna Beach in County Kerry

Can you spot Mom on the rocks? Armed with our Nordic poles, Mom and I set off to Banna Beach to walk through the sunshine and breathe in the sea air. Also known as Banna Strand, this stretch of beach in our home county, Kerry, extends from Ballyheigue Beach to Barrow. It’s approximately [...]

By | March 18th, 2016|Blog, Ireland, Places We Love|2 Comments

Our Favourite Things: Opening a Skelligs Solid Chocolate Easter Egg

The inside of the Champagne and Vanilla chocolate egg Mom is a self-proclaimed chocoholic and years ago when we discovered Skelligs solid chocolate Easter eggs, we fell in love. We’ve been getting an egg, every year, ever since. “I love the surprise of the hard and softer chocolate but most of all I [...]

By | March 17th, 2016|Blog, Favourite Things, Ireland|0 Comments