With the end of 2013 in sight I wanted to take a minute to share with you some of the most read content on the site over the past 12 months. Some of this stuff get’s a little lost as the website grows, but it’s worth digging out once in a while, and sharing it with new visitors to the site.
When I got into the details of what people were reading, I was pleased to see how things looked. Almost everything in the top 10 list fell into one of 2 categories: Things to do/Places to visit, and Travel Tips. There were a couple of stray cats in there too, like the yummy recipe for Irish soda bread. Here’s the full break down…
The Cork City Gaol – #10
I had been meaning to put this article together for quite some time. I took a trip to the jail in 2012, but I didn’t get around to sharing my experience and photos from there until June of this year. I’m glad to see the post made it onto this list.
Best Irish Travel Guide Books – #9
This post gives a breakdown of some of the finer travel guide books out there, for travellers heading to Ireland.
My favorite places to visit in Northern Ireland – #8
When trip planning, don’t forget to keep Northern Ireland in mind. There’s so much to do there, so much history, and it is so beautiful!
Trim Castle – photos – #7
One of Ireland’s truly finest castles – Trim. Did you know that scenes from the movie Braveheart were filmed here?
Money Saving Tips – #6
For much of tourist season this post would be closer to the number one position. People are always looking to save a few dollars here and there when travelling abroad. There’s some good tips in the main content, but be sure to check out the comments too.
Derry Wall Murals – #5
Another one from the north, this post gives you a brief history on the famous Northern Ireland wall murals. Fascinating images too!
The Dublin Pass reviewed – #4
The Dublin Pass gives you access to numerous Dublin tourist attractions, and saves you money in the process. Find out for yourself if it’s what you need when sightseeing by reading my review.
Irish Soda Bread Recipe – #3
Ask someone what they remember best about their visit to Ireland and there’s a good chance they may mention soda bread. Delicious and nutritious!
Ideas for Unique Irish Gifts – #2
There’s always a little pressure when you take a trip to find something nice to bring home for that special someone in your life. This list is a good place to start.
A list of things to do in Cork City – #1
This is a post I wrote a while back that gets quite a lot of attention. Cork might look like a small city, and it is, but there’s always so much going on. My list should give you some ideas of what to do if you find yourself there for a few days.
There’s plenty more great content too of course. I’d like to say thank you to all the guest writers who have contributed to the blog over the past 12 months, and I have to give a special mention to Kim McNamara-Wilson. Kim’s Irish Faerie Folk series was hugely popular during Halloween, and continues to attract plenty of readers. Her articles are always so well researched and written. If you haven’t read any of them, I highly recommend taking some time to do so.
Thanks for reading