Country Under Wave – An Irish Story

( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase) No day in this realm is without its beauty. But it takes a special kind of spirit to appreciate these grey, sunless days of ourContinue reading “Country Under Wave – An Irish Story”

My Snow-In

Ireland rarely gets snow. I’ve never been snowed in before. The snow arrived quickly and magically on Tuesday night. I had been to the shops already and had enough food and coal to last me a few days. It was, paradoxically, a dramatic and exciting time as we submitted to more simple lives amidst theContinue reading “My Snow-In”

A Trip to Dingle

( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase) I went to Dingle last weekend in the company of the new lady in my life. We stayed in the Dingle Skellig Hotel. The hotelContinue reading “A Trip to Dingle”

A history of the railway in Ireland

( Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a commision if you click through and make a purchase) I love trains. I think they are beautiful. They seem to both rumble and ghost across the countryside. Travel is both luxurious and communal. TheyContinue reading “A history of the railway in Ireland”

Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s most visited tourist attraction with over 1.6million visitors in 2016. With Dublin full of wonderful things to do, I want to help you decide if it is worth your while. My first impressions of Guinness storehouse was that it was an overly commercial venture with little cultural and educational value.Continue reading “Guinness Storehouse”

A Day In Dublin

I spent the day in Dublin today. It’s the weekend after St. Patrick’s day and a truly magical time to visit Dublin. It’s easy to be cynical about the green tinged buildings, the fairground fun and the open air food markets. But as one of Dublin’s favourite sons once said ” a cynic is someone who knowsContinue reading “A Day In Dublin”