Geocaching in Ireland: Searching for Hidden Treasure

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I have never been what you could call ‘outdoorsy’. When I was growing up, I was obsessed with Barbies. The thoughts of climbing a tree or even going for a walk in the woods was enough to have me scrunch up my nose in derision. In 2013, when my sister and her family were visiting from England, I was invited ... Read More »

The Essential Packing List for Your First Diving Adventure

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Getting all geared up for your first diving adventure is definitely exhilarating, but it can also be incredibly frustrating and nerve-wracking, especially when you’re trying to figure out just what it is you need to bring with you. Having the right gear with you can make or break your trip—but of course, that’s not something you want to worry about! ... Read More »

Shannon Airport vs. Dublin Airport

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There is something about finally booking a flight to Ireland that makes it feel real, like I am actually going instead of just dreaming.  While it is likely that I’ve been planning the trip for a while, when I get those plane tickets, I get so excited—like can’t-sleep-start-the-count-down-can-we-go-tomorrow excited. But before we buy those tickets, I need to know which ... Read More »

3 Amazing Irish World Heritage Sites — and 3 Equally Amazing Soon-to-Be Sites

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Most archaeologists agree that people have lived amongst the Emerald Isle for more than 9,000 years, which means Ireland is absolutely bursting with cultural history valuable to all of humankind. Perhaps that is why UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) has seen fit to award the coveted designation of World Heritage Site to no fewer than three distinct ... Read More »

Kinsale Restaurants – The Good Food Circle

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I’ve been spending a lot of Saturday afternoons in Kinsale lately. The weather has been great, and the town is slowly starting to build up it’s tourist season buzz. A advert in the town caught my eye last week, one which I thought would be good to share here on the site. It’s the Kinsale Good Food Circle restaurant listing. ... Read More »

Ireland Travel with a Loose Plan

Poulnabrone Dolmen in County Clare

Guest article by Claire Fullerton Once upon a time, I spent a year living on the western coast of Ireland, in an area of Connemara called Inverin, which is thirteen miles up the coast road from Galway City. Last October, I had good cause to return for nine days, and had invited a childhood friend to accompany me sans husbands, ... Read More »

Dublin Pass Discount Code and Sale

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Good news folks. The guys who run the Dublin Pass partners program have offered great January 2016 discounts. By clicking through to DublinPass.com and using coupon code NY6OFF at checkout you will receive a 6% discount off any Dublin Pass . This code is valid until January 31st. The Dublin pass offers you entry into numerous Dublin city area attractions, including: – The Guinness ... Read More »

Look at how beautiful Ireland can be in wintertime

Tidepools and beach at Fountainstown Cork

Cork county was blessed with bright blue skies, and beautiful sunshine this weekend. I took advantage of it by getting out and about both days. On Saturday, I headed for the Clonakilty Model Railway Village. Here’s some photos from an earlier trip. And today, I took myself and my boys to the beach We spent 3 hours enjoying the sun ... Read More »