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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 »

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 »

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 »

Get out, and get active on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Carrowkeel , wild atlantic way

The big buzz last year in Irish tourism was all about The Gathering – the initiative to bring the Irish diaspora back to Ireland to connect with their ancestors, family, heritage and what-not. This year all the hype is about The Wild Atlantic Way – a 2500km coastal driving route taking you from Donegal in the north of the country, ... Read More »

Cork City Historic Walking Tour

Founded in the 6th century by Saint Fin Barre, Cork has grown from what was originally a monastic settlement, to what is now the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland. Since the early 900’s Cork has acted as one of the major trading ports of Europe, aided greatly by the deep water harbour in Ringaskiddy, at the mouth ... Read More »

Alternative Ways to See Dublin During a Short Break

Dublin City Hall

Dublin is a vibrant city that packs in a lot of culture and history. Therefore it only makes sense to do justice to the city when you are visiting. That means shunning the traditional tourist tips of heading to the same bars and taverns, or spending a whole afternoon having a tour of the Guinness Storehouse. Instead, it is time ... Read More »