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
We went to check out the Dublin Castle Christmas market over the weekend. It’s the first year that there has been a Christmas market at this iconic location, so we had to go and see if it’s worth a visit!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
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
This year my birthday happened to fall right beside Mother’s Day, which seemed like a great excuse for a night away with my mam. Only too happy to take the hint, we whisked ourselves away to the wonderful Mount Juliet Estate in Kilkenny for a mini escape. Though we didn’t do much apart from eating and walking our way around the estate, it was just perfect!Read More
This post was originally published on 6 December 2018 and updated on 27 May 2019.
Emo Court House and Parklands are located just a couple of kilometres from the village of Emo in County Laois. The house is a magnificent neo-classical mansion that’s well worth a visit. Take a tour to appreciate the stunning interiors and hear about the interesting history of Emo Court. Or simply enjoy the beautiful parklands surrounding the house, which are free to explore all year round.
You know when you finally do something you’ve been meaning to do for ages and you wonder how the hell did it take me so long to get around to this? Well, that was me with the Great Sugar Loaf in Wicklow. I only climbed it for the first time recently and it’s a great little hike. Short and sweet but at the end of the day you still get to boast that you climbed a mountain! Read More