A day trip to Charlesfort

Ordinarily at this time of year I am busy guiding with Trafalgar Tours and bringing guests to all parts of the country such as Glendalough, Powerscourt house and Gardens, the Cliffs of Moher or Blarney Castle, but I am blessed to have many beautiful and indeed historic spots close to home also. One such spotContinue reading “A day trip to Charlesfort”

A history of the railway in Ireland

I love trains. I think they are beautiful. They seem to both rumble and ghost across the countryside. Travel is both luxurious and communal. They echo with the spirit of an earlier time; a time when rail was the only way to get people and goods around,  a time when travel was sacred and specialContinue reading “A history of the railway in Ireland”