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

Its March 17th and its a great day to be Irish!   Today we celebrate the arrival of Christianity into Ireland.   And what a celebration it is!  This festival is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other national day.  No matter where you are,  you’re bound to be near enough to an Irish […]

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Down Wicklow Way – A Sunday Amble at Woodstock House

Here’s one for the locals.  If its one of those Sunday afternoons and you don’t want to make a huge effort –  you know the feeling – Glendalough is a bit too far,  The Sugar Loaf is a bit too steep and the Bray – Greystones walk is a bit too long – then you […]

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Our Hops, Skips and Jumps in 2018

Several hops,  one skip and two jumps – not too bad!  We had some great trips this year and I struck Monet’s garden from my wish list so happy enough with that!   Boston – our first trip of the year – and it was a cold one!! Read all about it: Boston   Morocco – […]

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Offaly – a mini break at the Crossroads

County Offaly is dead centre between Dublin and Galway.    Known for its raised bogs,  its often overlooked as a staycation destination but there’s loads to do and see in the county. The Slieve Bloom Mountains are located in the south of the county and lie half way between Belfast and Cork and half way […]

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Ireland’s Alcatraz – Spike Island

  Why visit Spike Island? At the World Travel Awards in 2017,  Spike Island was named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction for 2017.     Even more astonishing,  it beat incredible competition-  including the Great Wall of China and Mount Kilimanjaro – to come in second place behind Machu Picchu in the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction category.  […]

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Destination Westport

This west of Ireland town ticks all the boxes when it comes to selecting a staycation or when working on your itinerary for your Irish trip.   Located between mountains and sea,  it has won many awards over the years including a ‘Best Place to live in Ireland ‘ award in 2012.    Its happy residents however,  […]

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Half day trip from Dublin City to clear the head!

Bray  – Greystones Cliff Walk   It takes about 2 hours to walk the 7km route from the seaside resort of Bray to the neighbouring town of Greystones.   The path follows the railway line around the coast and offers stunning views of the towns and the Irish Sea.  It is well maintained but not paved […]

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