Yes, it’s that time of year again! So we’ve put together another list of gift ideas featuring some fab products from Irish creatives and small businesses. And just like last year, we’ve tried to focus on some of the more sustainable and eco-friendly gifts out there.Read More
Update: This post was originally published on 28 November 2018 and updated on 31 October 2019.
Galway is a fantastic city to visit at any time of the year but of course it’s even more magical at Christmas time, particularly when the Christmas Market is in full swing. This year the Galway Christmas Market kicks off on November 15th and runs until December 22nd. So, if you’re looking to soak up some festive vibes, then a visit to the Christmas Market is sure to do the trick. It’s Galway’s very own winter wonderland!Read More
There are places you can visit once and be happy with that. Then there are other places, you find yourself returning to over and over. Cobh is one of those places for me. There’s just something about this town on Ireland’s south coast that keeps me coming back for more!Read More
I have to admit I didn’t know much, if anything, about Armagh before planning our trip there. However, I quickly discovered that while Armagh is the least populated city in Ireland, it’s not short on things to do and has a lot to offer visitors. We had a great time exploring the city and are definitely keen to go back and discover more of the countryside. Read More
We took a day trip to Carlow recently and our first stop was Huntington Castle. It’s a place I have been wanting to visit for some time now. Located in the picturesque village of Clonegal, we almost missed the rather discreet entrance from the street. Thankfully a signboard on the side of the road set us straight!Read More
Last month I headed up north for a little adventure along the stunning Causeway Coast with some friends. We spent three days taking in many of its delights from Derry right around to the spectacular Gobbins cliff walk at Islandmagee. Rather than having to pack up and move on each day we stayed in the beautiful town of Portstewart for the duration. You’ll find plenty of things to do in Portstewart and it’s also a great base for exploring the magnificent Causeway Coastal Route.
When visiting Connemara we have often stopped off at Leenane (or Leenaun) to take in the stunning views of the Killary Harbour. The harbour is a 16km long fjord stretching out to the Atlantic Ocean and it forms a natural border between the counties of Galway and Mayo. At it’s deepest, Killary Fjord is about 45 metres deep and it’s sheltered waters make it an important habitat for marine mammals and other wildlife. Read More
Whenever we visit Kilkenny, I always admire Rothe House on the Medieval Mile. This late 16th century merchant’s townhouse is the only one of its kind in Ireland and an important part of our national heritage. Read More
Guinness! You’d have a hard time to find someone who hasn’t heard of the famous black stuff. Love it or hate it, Guinness is a massive success story and one of the most well known breweries in the world. There’s no better place to learn all about this famous beer and the man who started it all, than in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin – the official home of Guinness.Read More