An Irish Postcard – Donegal Town

Donegal one of those towns that you might just drive through, assuming there’s nothing really worth stopping for (except maybe lunch and the loo!). Needless to say – as with millions of such places worldwide – its full of little gems when you actually get out of the car and wander. As part of the […]

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Silent Sunday

Tramore Strand, County Waterford, Ireland

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The most beautiful place in Ireland: South West Donegal

In a country of jaw dropping landscapes and stunning locations, its quite a declaration to push this particular place to the top of that list. Wild, bleak, windswept, remote… not exactly words to entice, but put them all together and pray for a bit of sunshine – and you cannot beat it. There’s good news […]

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Vignettes from a lifetime of Travel

Y is for Yesteryear Having been blessed with teacher’s holidays,  I’ve been lucky enough to celebrate a summer birthday in some amazing places over the years.   How’s this for a list ….  Alice Springs,  Antigua,  Athens,  Bali,  Bath,  Budapest,  Capri,  Chicago,  Cologne,  Dordogne (France),  Guatemala,  Hong Kong,   Jodhpur (India),  Las Vegas,  Malta,  Nashville,  New York,  […]

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Sculpture Saturday

The Famine Memorial along the quays in Dublin comprises a collection of bronze statues by Dubliner Rowan Gillespie. The statues depict skeletal figures in rags walking towards the ships that will bring them overseas to escape the 19th century Famine. The location of ‘Famine’ is a particularly appropriate as one of the first voyages of […]

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