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Planning a road trip to Ireland | Where to go? A 7 days itinerary through South Ireland

Glendalough

Driving around Ireland is almost a magical experience. This Emerald Island is filled with a wide variation of breathtaking landscapes, green hills, crystal clear rivers, lovely little towns, rugged cliffs, a lot of folklore, hospitable locals and good food. Combine all this with the fact you can easily cross Ireland (from east to west), and you’ll end up with the ... Read More »

Wild Atlantic Way for Your First Driving Adventure

Coastal views at Fort Camden

Wild Atlantic Way for Your First Driving Adventure By now, you probably have heard of the Wild Atlantic Way as it continues to gain recognition for Ireland’s wonderful scenery, people, heritage and it’s easy to understand why. Let’s start with a little bit of information on the route- Wild Atlantic Way or also known as WAW is a 2500km route ... Read More »

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 »

Geocaching in Ireland: Searching for Hidden Treasure

Geocache in Luxembourg

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 »

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 »

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

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

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 »