One day in beautiful Baltimore, West Cork

If you’re planning a trip to West Cork, I recommend a stopover in the picturesque coastal village of Baltimore. I spent two nights in Baltimore, though I arrived late on the first evening, so only had one full day to explore unfortunately. It’s a really beautiful spot and I could have happily spent a few days there. It also makes a great base for exploring more of West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way. Read More

Off road driving experience – 4×4 adventure in Kildare

 I recently made a very rookie error. José’s birthday was coming up so I was on the lookout for something he would really enjoy. I’m a big fan of gifting experiences over things and given that my husband has an ever so slight obsession with Land Rovers, I had what I though was a bright idea and did an online search for 4×4 off road driving experiences. I had no idea if it was something you could do in Ireland but thankfully it is! I found an off road driving centre near Naas. The location was great. He’d get to drive a Land Rover Discovery. The price was reasonable. It seemed perfect. Read More

Visit Dursey Island on Ireland’s only cable car

If you’re looking for fun and unique things to do in Ireland, then taking a ride on the Dursey Island cable car should be up there on your list. Originally opened in 1969, the cable car allowed residents of Dursey Island to cross to the mainland safely. Prior to that, they were often stranded for days at a time.Read More

23 things to do in Belfast – attractions, bars, tours + more

There’s no shortage of things to do in Belfast. You could easily spend a couple of weeks in this vibrant city and still not get around to everything you want to see and do. However, if you are visiting Belfast,  this list will hopefully help you plan your trip. No doubt you’ll discover some other gems yourself when you get there. Feel free to share your favourite things to do in Belfast in the comments! Read More

Things to do in Derry – all the info you need to plan the perfect weekend

I recently visited Derry for the first time and it’s a city that leaves a lasting impression. The combination of a fascinating and complex history, a rich culture heritage, stunning architecture, dining options to delight any foodie and welcoming, friendly locals make you want to visit. The sense that this is just the start of the journey and Derry has a lot more to offer, will make you want to return. Read More

Cupán Tae Galway – A Taste of Nostalgia

As soon as you walk through the door of Cupan Tae in Galway’s Latin Quarter, it’s like stepping back in time. From the decor, the music, the fine china and the beautifully presented and delicious food, Cupan Tae has charm by the bucket load…or teapot full in this case!Read More

Exploring Castletown House and Parklands

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