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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 »

My “extra baggage” lifesaver in Ireland

aircoach_travel with extra luggage

Most people travel light these days, but there are those of us who absolutely need extra baggage (e.g. travelling with kids or moving to Ireland), and therefore will need extra space when travelling within the country. Such was my case recently, having arrived at Dublin airport on a one way ticket, with countless bags (well about 12), strollers, car seats, ... 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 »

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 »

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 »