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

By | May 6th, 2016|Blog|

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 [...]

Hidden Ireland: Heavenly Hike in Gleninchaquin Park in County Kerry

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Places We Love: Wine Strand in County Kerry

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Places We Love: Banna Beach in County Kerry

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

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 [...]

Part One: 32 reasons why Ireland should be on your bucketlist

By | February 6th, 2018|Blog, Ireland|

I could rave about Ireland all day but for many others, quite often we forget what’s on our doorstep, and so I set off on a task. I reached out to fellow bloggers and came up with a collaboration to celebrate our country. For this, I included counties from both the Republic and Northern Ireland [...]

Kerala Blog Express Diaries: Welcome to India!

By | March 19th, 2017|Blog, India|

The heat hit me like a slushie to the face. It was stifling hot and I was tired, jet lagged and instantly sticky. My linen shirt did Trojan work at combating the heat and as I waited for my bag at arrivals, I was glad I had chosen it for the flight. I was finally [...]

Work With Me

By | December 6th, 2016|

Are you a tourism organisation, brand or business looking for someone to work with you? You should work with me! Hi, I’m Úna-Minh Kavanagh, and I’m the chief scribbler here at, a travel blog with a difference that started in March 2016. I've got a background in journalism and new media, I'm a fluent [...]

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Tales from Italy: Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be

By | November 28th, 2016|Blog, Italy, Places We Love, Tales from Abroad|

“You must stay on the board” “Really??” I exhaled with frustration. Stressed out in the Mediterranean Sea in Italy wasn’t how I imagined how my holiday was going to be. After all, in 2003 I was just a teenager and had more of a concern about the local Italian, Raphael who was ridiculously handsome in [...]