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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 »

Shannon Airport vs. Dublin Airport

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 »

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 »

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 »

A new social community for movers to Ireland

I’m very excited to announce details of my brand new website, the Ireland Move Club. The website was created to help people who are moving to Ireland, either for the first time, or those returning home, and is also a place for people who dream about moving to Ireland to meet and connect. The Ireland Move Club is a social ... 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 »

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 »