St. Patrick’s Day Giveaway – Sealed with Irish Love Gift Box

Sealed With Irish Love Giveaway

A very Happy St. Patrick’s week to you all. I’m delighted to be bringing you a product giveaway from Ireland this week, and of course, I couldn’t do it without the help of the very generous owner/designer of the products, Máire McKeogh. Having lived in London for a number of years, Máire recently returned to Ireland and decided to give ... Read More »

14 great reasons to make 2014 the year to visit Ireland

Guinness Jazz

Fresh off the back of a big year for tourism in 2013, spearheaded by The Gathering, Ireland is showing no signs of slowing down.  You’ll be unlikely to need any sunscreen, and whilst they can’t guarantee sunshine, you’ll get history, art, sport and tradition like you’ve never seen it before. Here’s 14 reasons to make Ireland your choice of destination ... Read More »

The Essentials of Driving in Ireland

This is a guest post Ireland with its diverse terrain coupled with the serenity that the Atlantic Ocean brings, is indeed a scenic refuge for any traveler wishing to drive along Ireland’s coastline. The picturesque Skellig Michael and Glendalough, UNESCO’s Heritage Sites, will give you a peek at the rich and mysterious history of the monasteries of Ireland. Whereas, Dublin ... Read More »

What gifts have you brought to Ireland?

Earlier I received a question/comment on a previous post asking about what kind of unique things someone could bring to Ireland as a gift or to trade. The question, from Fonda, was phrased as follows: I would like to know what to take to Ireland, things they can’t get that I might trade for. Can you give me some ideas ... Read More »

Sample 14 day Ireland Travel Itinerary

Cahersiveen, 14 day ireland travel itinerary

Late last year I asked people would they mind sharing the details of their Ireland travel itineraries with us on the site. I had numerous responses (thank you all very much), and I’m just getting around to sharing some of them on the site now. I’m sure they’ll be really useful to anyone planning a first time trip to Ireland, ... Read More »

Giveaway/Product review: Wise Decor wall decal

I recently got around to one of those household chores I had been putting off for some time: painting the living room and hallway walls. They used to be a boring off-white color, so I spruced them up nicely with the blue-ish color you can see in the pictures (sorry about the bad lighting). They turned out quite nice 🙂 ... 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 »

A remarkable ‘off-the-beaten-path’ Dublin City Guide Book

Don’t you just love it when something new comes out on a topic that you’re interested in, and it’s like nothing that has been done before? That’s how I felt when I saw Pól O Conghaile’s new book, Secret Dublin – An Unusual Guide, hit the bookshelves. The book offers to take you off the beaten path, and helps you ... Read More »