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Hidden Ireland: Heavenly Hikes 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 10am until 5pm. Gleninchaquin Park is tucked into a long and narrow valley that’s on the North West side of the Beara Peninsula and on the Wild Atlantic Way. It's one of those spots that if [...]

Memories of Baile na nGall: Poignant Family Moments in 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 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. Áit gurb fhéidir linn Gaelainn a labhairt gan [...]

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. It's a small beach that’s tucked away among houses and sheep and what's great about it is that we’ve never seen more than 10 people on Wine Strand at a time. This family [...]

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

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

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 passed through An Chonair but [...]

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 sand in our home county, Kerry, extends from Ballyheigue Beach to Barrow. It’s approximately [...]

Ireland’s Great Outdoors: 10 Irish parks you need to see before you die

By | February 4th, 2020|Favourite Things, Ireland|

Leap headfirst into it all by traversing Ireland’s great outdoors. We are spoiled for choice when it comes to parks and woodland in Ireland and while this is a great list, it certainly isn’t an extensive one, so I would recommend you check out the National Parks & Wildlife Service at and to [...]

Five Great Running Spots in Tralee

By | December 11th, 2019|Blog, Ireland|

It’s only in recent years that we’ve been able to enjoy exercise together as mother and daughter. Mom has always been the more active one and when I was younger I preferred to watch Pokémon! These days though we regularly go out walking together and we've even done 200km of the Camino. Never did I [...]

The best of Ireland: Where to go this summer

By | May 23rd, 2019|Favourite Things, Ireland|

A version of this piece was originally published in Fórsa Magazine Though the glamour of hopping into a convertible and driving into the sunset on the Continent may be possible, travelling aboard may not simply be feasible for everyone, especially with those with children in tow. But the truth is, you don’t need to look [...]

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 [...]