My Top 10 of Everything: What you’ll enjoy in Northern Portugal!

There was a time – not so long ago – when traveling to Portugal meant ‘The Algarve’.   With the rise in popularity of city breaks,  travelers’ experience of Portugal expanded to include Lisbon.   More recently,  we’ve all discovered Porto and that,  in turn,  has opened up a ‘new’ destination – Northern Portugal. I think this […]

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Dublin explored – the splendour of its Georgian Streets

  It is the 18th century and Dublin is BOOMING!  The medieval city is being modernised and narrow winding streets are replaced with fine avenues.  The quays are redeveloped and the River Liffey is spanned with grand bridges.   Dublin is evolving into one of the great cities of Europe. The seat of government is here […]

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London Out and About – Along Regent’s Canal

Ah yes – the London tick list – Big Ben,  Tower Bridge,  Buckingham Palace,  St. Paul’s,  Trafalgar Square,  Piccadilly,  Harrods,  Madame Tussauds,  Westminster Abbey,  Borough Market,  Tate,  Hyde Park,  West End Show,  etc.,  etc.,  etc….  If you need a breather from major landmarks and shopping streets then you might enjoy a relaxing stroll (if you’ve […]

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The Ruins of Old Mellifont Abbey

Nechtan,  the King of Leinster,  ruled over vast tracts of land.   On this land was the ancient Well of Segais which was surrounded by nine sacred hazel trees of wisdom.   Anyone who ate the hazelnuts that fell into the well,  or drank its water,  would be granted knowledge and a poetic tongue.  No one but […]

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Silent Sunday

  Muckross Head,  County Donegal,  Ireland  

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