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Come Have a Taste of Carlow!

Step House Carlow, dessert

Want to know a really cool secret? Cork isn’t the only fabulous Irish food county! (Don’t tell Cork-man Liam!)  Yep, Ireland has a new rising star starting with C, and it’s county Carlow!  I know, I know; Carlow has been one of those Irish counties that people tend to forget about.  But as more and more folk are discovering, Carlow ... Read More »

Don’t Pay! Free access to Irish Heritage Sites is available

I wouldn’t necessarily call myself a bargain hunter, but I do love a good bargain, and you can’t get a better bargain than free :). If you love visiting Ireland’s Heritage Sites, you’ll be quite pleased to hear that many of them are free on the first Wednesday of every month. Places like Charles Fort in Cork (pictured above from ... Read More »

Cork’s finest park – Fitzgerald’s Park and Playground

Fitzgeralds Park Pond

Those of you with kids will love stumbling upon a great family park and playground when you’re out and about with the little ones. Sometimes when you’re away somewhere unfamiliar you just can’t find a decent play area for the kids (a good GPS device can help). But when you do find one, it can improve everyone’s day dramatically 🙂 ... Read More »

How to find a pet friendly bed and breakfast in Ireland

pet friendly BandB in Ireland

As you may have seen, I’ll be bringing my dog back to Ireland soon. I’ll be arriving in Ireland at a perfect time – right as the weather will be getting warmer, and the day’s longer, so a weekend trip, or 2, during the summer, is on the cards. I started thinking about where my dog will stay if I’m ... Read More »

Gaelscoileanna – Education through Irish


I went back and forth on the idea of sending my child to a Gaelscoil later this year when I move back to Ireland. I wasn’t sure if he’d struggle to adjust to learning a new language as well as adapting to a new country at the same time. However, my decision is made, and I’m happy with it. This ... Read More »

What you can expect to see while scuba diving in Ireland

Scuba Diving in Ireland

One of the things I’ve put off trying out for some time that I really want to experience soon is scuba diving. It’s something I’ve told myself I’m going to try before too long, and hopefully I’ll get a chance to give it a go this summer when I’m back home in Ireland. I’ve been doing some reading lately, and ... Read More »

Deciding what to bring on our international move

In case you missed it I broke the news recently that I’m moving back home to Ireland later this year. I’m smack bang in the middle of deciding what to bring and what to sell/dump/or donate. This has been challenging! Ideally, I could dump all the junk I’ve accumulated over the years, pack up everything else I own, put it ... Read More »

Shipping a dog overseas – what I’ve learned so far

***update*** I have written up a far more detailed article about this topic on the Ireland Move Club. In it, I cover everything I learned along the way, including a complete cost breakdown (which may shock you), issues I had with the pet re-locator, and some stuff that surprised me during the process. I recommend that you check out the ... Read More »