Irish Faerie Folk of Yore and Yesterday – The Gancanagh


Welcome to the 2nd edition of the Irish Faerie Folk of Yore and Yesterday series, leading up to All-Hallows Eve! I get to start this story by addressing my fellow female romantics out there. You know who you are. You’re the ones who grew up dreaming of finding true love…the ones who cry, like clockwork, at movies where the girl ... Read More »

‘Got Ireland’ a finalist in the 2013 Irish Blog Awards

Finalist - Blog Awards Ireland 2013

Just when I could do with a little bit of a boost… has made the Finalist List for the 2013 Irish Blog Awards! I’m very thrilled, and humbled, that my blog has been nominated, and of course I’m looking forward to seeing who wins the category. There’s some great folks in there with me, the likes of Corey and ... Read More »

A day out in Cobh – what not to miss

Cobh Cathedral, st colmans cobh,cork cathedral,things to do in cobh

The small waterfront town of Cobh (pronounced Cove), in Co. Cork, might come up in your web searches for a variety of reasons. The town is probably best know for it’s Titanic connection – it was the last port of call before the tragic ship set sail for the New World in 1912. You also might find yourself reading about ... Read More »

Discovering the Dingle Whiskey Distillery

Dingle Whiskey Distillery casks

On a rainy, misty afternoon in Dingle County Kerry – weather which turns out just perfect for whiskey making – but not so much for mountain walks – we popped into the Dingle Whiskey Distillery, the town’s newest addition, to see what this small artisan distillery is all about! The distillery was founded in November 2012 by Oliver Hughes – ... Read More »

Top 10 attractions in West of Ireland – infographic

Kangaroo at Fota Wildlife Park

I received this interesting infographic in the mail today from the folks at It gives a break down of the top 10 attractions in West of Ireland by visitor number, and includes some other interesting pieces of tourism info too. I think if you take a few minutes to analyze it, you might get some travel planning ideas from ... Read More »

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 »

Spotlight on Irish talent – can you help?

Spotlight on Irish Talent I have decided to create a new category on the blog, entitled Spotlight on Irish Talent, where I will have the opportunity to bring to you the work of some of Ireland’s most talented people. I’m thinking this will initially start out with writers, artists, musicians, bloggers, photographers etc, but hopefully will evolve to include a ... Read More »