Welcome to my ‘5 Things Friday’ blog, this week I’m taking a look at some interesting facts about Co. Clare.
Population of Co. Clare: 117,196 (2011 Census)
Area: 3,450 Sq. Km (1,330 Sq. mi)
Co. Clare, often called the ‘Banner County’ is one …full post
Welcome to my weekly ‘5 Things Friday’ blog, where each week I take a look at some interesting random facts, famous sons and daughters, tall tales or folklore or even just my own observations about various counties in Ireland. This week, …full post
Co. Monaghan Facts in my 5 Things Friday, Enjoy!
This week I’m taking a look at some interesting facts about Co. Monaghan. From an Irish word meaning ‘the place of the shrubs’ Co. Monaghan is a small but very pretty county with …full post
Welcome to my ‘5 Things Friday’ blog where this week I’m taking a look at some interesting facts about Co. Longford. From an Irish name meaning ‘The Fortification’ Co. Longford is the fourth smallest of the 32 counties in …full post
Welcome to my inaugural ‘5 Things Friday’ Co. Cavan Facts, where every Friday from now on, I’ll be taking a look at some interesting random facts, famous sons and daughters, tall tales or folklore or even just my own observations …full post
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
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