Rolling green fields and beautiful beaches – Ireland is our home

Our Wild Atlantic Way Diaries Part Four: From Doolin to Malin Head

Greetings from Kerry - We’ve arrived safe and sound back home to the Kingdom, but what a fantastic odyssey it’s been (and quite the achievement too if we might add!) It was tricky to update the blog while we were basking in the vibrancy of the Atlantic Way so this is just an overview of [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|Blog, Ireland|2 Comments

Our Wild Atlantic Way Diaries Part Three: From Mizen Head to Doolin

Standing on the pier in Doolin, Mom and I watched as the sunset slipped down on the horizon. There were still surfers paddling along in the water. The waves still crashing against the rocks. It was quite simply: magical. Our Wild Atlantic Way journey has so far been full of adventure. We’ve travelled 597km from [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|Blog, Ireland|10 Comments

Our Wild Atlantic Way Diaries: From Mizen to Malin Head Part Two

To say today has been hectic is a complete understatement. With just a few hours to go before our Wild Atlantic Way adventure, we’re bouncing around like energy balls. I made my way down to Kerry last night from Heuston station, and arriving at 9pm I wasn’t particularly in the mood to work at planning [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Blog, Ireland|1 Comment

Our Wild Atlantic Way Diaries: From Mizen to Malin Head Part One

Value what’s on your doorstep, because what you can discover can be immense! This year Mam and I made the decision to explore our own country a bit more. We were initially going to jet off to the Camino de Santiago but changed our minds when we reflected on how much we can do here. The [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Blog, Ireland|15 Comments

Rated and Reviewed: The Westgrove Hotel and Conference Centre in Clane

My head bobbed up and down in the water - it had been a while since I’d had a good swim! Behind me Mam floated along, her hair expertly tucked into her swimming hat. We had both agreed with each other that we would do five lengths and then treat ourselves to the Jacuzzi. This [...]

By | August 16th, 2016|Ireland|0 Comments

Places We Love: The Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens

We love horses and we also love gardens, so naturally being in Kildare for a breakaway, it made sense for us to head to the Irish National Stud and Japanese Gardens. The Irish National Stud is a Thoroughbred horse breeding facility in Tully, Co. Kildare and is seen as Ireland’s centre of equine excellence. Its [...]

By | August 9th, 2016|Ireland, Places We Love|9 Comments

The Ultimate List of Cheap Things to Do and See in Dublin

Are you a bargain hunter like me? Are you on a budget trip? Then this list is just for you! While there are plenty of things to see in Dublin (and many free things too!), not all of them have to be expensive. It’s not about being stingy, it’s about being clever and making the [...]

By | May 30th, 2016|Ireland, Travel Tips|4 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

The Ultimate List of Free Things to Do and See in Dublin

Despite being one of the more expensive destinations to visit in Europe, Dublin is still a fantastic city that’s brimming with culture and a lot of heart. However, did you know that there are actually so many things to do and see in the capital, that won’t cost you a cent (or at least just a [...]

By | April 30th, 2016|Ireland, Travel Tips|10 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