Gougane Barra Forest Park is a place you can only describe as idyllic. Ok that’s not true, you can describe it as a lot of things but I think idyllic suits it best! This is particularly true when you visit off-season and pretty much have the place to yourself, as I did.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
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
I’d never even heard of Spike Island two years ago, which can probably be forgiven as it is a fairly recent tourist attraction. However, once I did hear about it, it quickly became clear that this little island was something special.
Spike Island or Fortress Spike Island has quickly become a must-do experience for tourists from near and far and is sometimes referred to as “Ireland’s Alcatraz”. In the few short years it has been open to the public, it has won a number of awards including Europe’s leading tourist attraction 2017 at the World Travel Awards.Read More
I’ve been to Malahide a number of times over the years but somehow never made it to Malahide Castle before last week. Which is kind of crazy. Particularly since my mum is from Swords, pretty much just up the road and we spent a lot of time there growing up!
The castle always looks so pretty in pictures and now having seen it, I can confirm that it’s every bit as beautiful in real life! What I didn’t realise was that there is so much to see when you visit Malahide Castle and Gardens. Read More