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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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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World Tourism Day – Welcome to Shankill

Today,  September 27th,  is World Tourism Day – whatever that is!   Well,  I’m at home so I’m taking you on a tour of my village (grab your umbrella – rain is on its way!). Welcome to Shankill.   We are located in South County Dublin which is on the East Coast of Ireland.   I think I’m […]

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♫ ….there’ll be days like this…. ♪♪

Just look at this place on a Saturday morning – why would I ever leave my own beautiful country! This is Magheramore beach in County Wicklow – about a 30 minute drive from home.     And what – I hear you ask – were you doing out of your comfort zone (i.e. BED!) at […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

E is for Early Mornings   I’m not an early riser – in fact I’d rather not do mornings at all  – they’d be banned if I’d my way!   However,  I have been know to drag myself from the bed before sunrise when the occasion begs it and wow – what a world there is […]

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