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Dublin 1916 Historical Walking Tour

Bullethole visible on angel at OConnell Monument

Dublin city has a long and chequered history, dating back to the Viking Settlement at Wood Quay over a thousand years ago. In 2016, the city is reflecting on one hundred years since the Easter Rising. The Rising was led by seven men, aided by a small army of volunteers, with the aim of ending British rule in Ireland and ... Read More »

Kinsale Restaurants – The Good Food Circle

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 »

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 ... Read More »

Battle re-enactments and more at Fort Camden, Cork

I had a wonderful day out with the family at Fort Camden just outside the town of Crosshaven in Cork, this past weekend. It was my first visit to this relatively new tourist attraction, but I had heard many great things about it, so my expectations were fairly high. The day started off a little dull, but brightened up as ... Read More »

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 »

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 »