Guide: How to Apply for a Vietnamese Tourist Visa from Ireland

If you’re in Ireland and looking to sort out your Vietnamese Tourist Visa, then this is the guide for you because unfortunately, it’s not the most straightforward of processes! In this guide, we’ll go through all the steps it took us to successfully get our tourist visas. I was so annoyed with the process that [...]

By | May 18th, 2016|Travel Tips, Vietnam|5 Comments

Hidden Ireland: Glanteenassig Forest and Lough Caum

Sitting on a bench and overlooking the water, there was not a sound to be heard but the whisper of the wind. “Off the beaten track”, is a phrase often used across many travel guides, and while some may be off the main road, they’re still very much touristy. Glanteenassig is certainly not that. While [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Ireland, Places We Love|2 Comments

Forget the Healy-Raes: Here are 10 Kerry people you should be talking about

Look media people, we get it, you think the Healy-Raes are embarrassingly hilarious, and yes, we know they’re from Kerry. But why is that the only thing you focus in on when you write about the Kingdom? Over the years, Co. Kerry has been the home to many passionate and inspirational individuals, who simply do [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|Blog|6 Comments

Places We Love: Early-Christian and Medieval Site, Cill Mhaoilcéadair

Me at the sundial at Kilmalkedar Church. Cill Mhaoilcéadair or Kilmalkeder in English is an early-Medieval and Christian site about 8km from Dingle in County Kerry. Set across approximately 10 acres, the site was reputedly founded by St Maolcethair in the seventh century but is often associated with St Brendan (who according to [...]

By | April 4th, 2016|Ireland, Places We Love|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

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