A Christmas like No Other!

This is Áras An Uachtaráin (House of the President) in Dublin’s Phoenix Park. The Christmas lights this year are dedicated to all those who won’t make it home. The centrepiece is a stream of light from a lamp in a first floor window, spreading out across the grounds and reaching out to the Irish diaspora […]

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Glendalough – (3) Upper Lake Trail

Here we are, back in the beautiful valley of Glendalough for a 9km trail. We’ll go in an anticlockwise direction so we’re heading off through that pine woodland on the right, along the Glenealo Valley and up the side of yon waterfall in the distance before coming back along the cliff top on the left. […]

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Glendalough – (2) Lower Lake Trail

The Valley of Glendalough is famous for its monastic settlement but its also hugely popular for walking and hiking and offers a selection of trails to suit pretty much everyone. The looped trail below is one of the most popular options, being easily accessed from both carparks and mostly on flat ground. It takes in […]

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Silent Sunday

Howth Head, County Dublin, Ireland

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Glendalough – (1) A Monastic City

Imagine trudging through the bleak Wicklow Mountains in the 6th century and coming across a hidden mystical valley of stunning natural beauty and utter serenity – you would surely find your God here. Welcome to the monastic city of Glendalough. The steep sides of this U-shaped valley were carved out by glaciers during the Ice […]

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