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Geocaching in Ireland: Searching for Hidden Treasure

Geocache in Luxembourg

I have never been what you could call ‘outdoorsy’. When I was growing up, I was obsessed with Barbies. The thoughts of climbing a tree or even going for a walk in the woods was enough to have me scrunch up my nose in derision. In 2013, when my sister and her family were visiting from England, I was invited ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »