Having never been to Castletown House in Kildare, we ended up visiting one Sunday morning last year to do a family photo shoot. My friend had mentioned the grounds would be the perfect location for a wander and lots of photo opportunities. She wasn’t wrong. After the shoot, we didn’t feel like leaving so we ended up staying and spending the afternoon exploring Castletown House and parklands!Read More
The Comeragh Mountains in Waterford provide the perfect backdrop for adventure. Whether you want something quick and easy or would like to spend the day exploring, there is something to suit everyone in this magnificent glaciated mountain range. If you don’t know where to start, you can’t go wrong with a visit to Mahon Falls. Read More
Feeling a bit sluggish after Christmas? Don’t worry, I’ve discovered the cure! Last week, I took a trip out to Glenmalure Valley to rejuvenate with a visit to Bosca Beatha, a mobile sauna currently residing part-time on the banks of the Avonbeg River. Read More
After a very lazy Christmas Day, I was definitely in need of a good stretch of the legs on St. Stephen’s Day. I managed to convince my family to get up early too and join me for out to trip out to Killiney for some fresh air!
I sold it as a short walk up Killiney hill but in the end we did manage to add on a few extra kilometres. This really is a very scenic part of Dublin with stunning coastal views, so if you make the trip out it’s well worth exploring Killiney and Dalkey a little. Read More
Like most cities, Dublin sparkles at Christmas time! It’s the best time of year for a good ramble around the city, taking in all the Christmas lights and soaking up the festive vibes.Read More
I’ve been to Clifden before but have no memory of ever visiting Clifden Castle. I’m not sure how I missed it but when I returned recently, I wasn’t going to let it happen again! Though Clifden Castle is sadly an abandoned ruin now, much of the exterior is largely intact and it remains very impressive. Read More
Located just a couple of kilometres from the village of Emo in County Laois, Emo Court is a magnificent neo-classical mansion that is well worth a visit. Take a tour through the house to appreciate the stunning interiors and hear about its history, or you can simply enjoy the beautiful grounds surrounding the house, which are free to explore all year round.
Connemara is hands down one of my favourite places to visit in Ireland. There’s something about the vast and wild landscape here that makes it so easy to forget your everyday worries and just slow down, relax and soak in all its goodness! At any time of year and in any type of weather, Connemara is simply stunning. Read More