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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Hotel Stay – Slieve Russell Hotel

I reckoned that I must have been the only person in the country not familiar in some way with the Slieve Russell Hotel – I’d never played golf there, never attended a wedding, never booked a weekend break and never even knew where it was actually located. I was finally heading there on Sunday night, […]

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