A magical castle & island in Co. Fermanagh where time stands still!
Belle Isle is a lovely castle (really a 17th century country house) set on its own private island in a 470-acre estate in the middle of the stunning Lough Erne …full post
Legends and stories abound at 19th Century Great House in Co. Carlow!
Duckett’s Grove in Co. Carlow is a wonderful castellated 19th Century Great House whose imposing form dominates the beautiful flat landscape for miles around. It is now an atmospheric …full post
A 12th Century castle in a stunning setting in Co. Antrim
Carrickfergus Castle, in its very picturesque setting on Belfast Lough, is a Norman stronghold built in the 1170’s. It was one of the most important medieval castles in all of Ireland, mainly due …full post
A Mythical Fr. Pat Noise Remembered on Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge!
If there is any one thing that I’ve seen or done in my travels in Ireland that demonstrates the wit and ‘divilment’ of the Irish, a small plaque on a bridge in the …full post
Single & looking for love in Co. Clare, head to The Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival!
For many (many) years now I’ve been threatening to visit the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival and a few weeks ago I roped in my friend Noeleen and finally bit the …full post
Step Back in Time in The Irish Military War Museum
The Irish Military War Museum in Collon, Co. Meath opened in 2014 and offers visitors an insight into Irish participants’ involvement in both World War One and World War Two, as …full post
Get transported back to the WW1 Trench at Cavan County Museum.
The WW1 Trench at Cavan County Museum in Ballyjamesduff is the largest outdoor WW1 trench open to the public in Ireland AND the UK! As Cavan is my home county, …full post
Corlea Trackway the oldest and heaviest prehistoric road in Europe is in Co. Longford!
Corlea Trackway near Kenagh Co. Longford dates from the Iron Age (148bc), and is the oldest and heaviest prehistoric road ever to be discovered in Europe!
With a great little …full post
A spirited day out at the Irish Tullamore Dew Whiskey Distillery in Co. Offaly!
Tullamore Dew Whiskey Distillery is a fine day out, especially for the whiskey drinkers amongst you (I am not, but in the interests of my line of work, …full post
Spooks Abound at an Authentic Irish Haunted Leap Castle
Leap Castle in Co. Offaly is reputedly Ireland’s most-haunted castle, and a visit here is a must if you are into spooky places! It is not open to the general public, it is …full post