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Mussenden Temple – photos and facts

Mussenden Temple

Mussenden Temple is a small circular building located on cliffs near Castlerock in County Derry, Northern Ireland. The temple was built in 1785 and forms part of the estate of Frederick Augustus Hervey, the 4th Earl of Bristol, Bishop of Derry. Built as a library and modeled from the Temple of Vesta in Italy, it is dedicated to the memory ... Read More »

6 unusual looking buildings in Ireland

By many countries standards Ireland has a lot of unusual looking buildings. Castles, Round Towers, incredibly detailed churches etc aren’t too commonplace in many countries, but certainly plentiful in Ireland. But apart from those types of buildings, we don’t have many structures that you would look at and think, wow that’s unique, or that’s sort of out of place. So ... Read More »

Ten top things to do in Dublin, as chosen by a Dubliner

The Temple Bar Pub

Ireland’s capital city of Dublin is a vibrant and vivacious city. It is literally packed full of things to see and do whether you are looking for a lively music scene, to unlock the secrets of the past, or perhaps to walk in the footsteps of Joyce or Behan or even Bono, as long as you have the energy, Dublin ... Read More »

Glendalough Round Tower and the Wicklow Mountains National Park

Glendalough Round Tower

As you may have seen in the news this week, President Obama has been in Northern Ireland at the G8 summit. While he has been distracted with matters of the world, his lovely wife and daughters got to do a little bit of sight-seeing. Whoever created their itinerary made a great choice when deciding on a trip to Glendalough. I’m ... Read More »