My Top 10 of Everything: Things you absolutely must taste in Ireland!

  Its March 17th and today,  Irish people all over the world will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Most of us will drown the shamrock pretty much alone this year as we feel (and heed) the effects of social distancing.   Although festivities have been curtailed,  there’s a great sense of Irishness today.   We’ll be indulging […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

V is for Vesuvius In August 1986 we spent 6 weeks in Italy.  We went as far south as Sorrento which was a great base for the Amalfi Coast,  Capri,  Pompeii and Vesuvius. We’d spent a fabulous day in Pompeii but it was hot – hot – hot!!!  We were exhausted but opted to persevere […]

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Hotel Stay – Lough Erne Resort

I got one step closer last week to a wish list fulfillment….. My wonderful friends gave me a birthday gift voucher for the Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh – (I’d 2 counties left in Ireland to sleep in!!) I was so impressed that they (well – one of them at least!) had paid such attention to […]

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Fermanagh – Ireland’s Lake District (off season!!)

County Fermanagh is primarily an outdoor destination,  so a bad weather forecast,   with more expected precipitation than normal,  should have been enough to make me stay at home and light the fire!  But no,  once I got it into my head,  well that was that!   The weather was not the only reason to hold off […]

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A Date in the Irish Calendar – St. Brigid’s Day

Its February 1st – the start of Spring.    Here in Ireland we have another reason for celebration.   This is the feast day of one of our patron saints (St. Brigid shares the honour with St. Patrick and St. Colmcille). Throughout the country,  towns,  schools,  churches,  crosses,  holy wells and of course females,  are named […]

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