Winter Lights Dublin City – don’t miss the magic!

If you haven’t made in to Dublin city yet to check out Winter Lights Dublin, don’t worry, there’s still time! This festive event by Dublin City Council runs until New Year’s Day.  So if you’ve been avoiding the pre-Christmas madness of the city, you can head in between Christmas and New Year and enjoy the lights when it’s marginally less crazy. Read More

Gingerbread house and big wheel at Galway Christmas Market

Galway Christmas Market – A Winter Wonderland in Galway

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

feature image - balloon flies over the telescope at Birr Castle

Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships – Birr 2018

I’ve probably mentioned (a few times!) that I’m not a morning person. However, there are occasions when an early start is well worth it and this morning was definitely one of those times. Today is the final day of the 48th Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships, which are taking place in Birr this year. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to try and see the balloons in action, particularly as it’s so close to home.Read More