The WRONG way to cycle the West Coast of Ireland

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For those of you interested in cycling the entire Wild Atlantic Way route there are loads of interesting ways to do it. Here’s the wrong way to do it: “Stop” “Keep going” “Stop”   “A little further” “We’re tired” “Fine. We’ll stop for two minutes, but only two minutes.” This is not a conversation between […]

Festivals in Ireland: September


September is a fantastic time of the year for festivals in Ireland, the season has begun to turn and there is something fun to do in all four corners of this tiny country. Here’s a few to get us started: Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, Co. Clare Sep 1st – Oct 8th Take a break from Tinder […]

Ireland Packing List: September

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It’s hard to make a packing list for Ireland during the month of September as the climate can be a bit all over the place at the best of times! In September there will be a slight chill in the air and a lot of light rain. The days will take longer to heat up […]

23 fun things to do in Galway City


There are so many great things to do in Galway city. It is an absolutely wonderful place to spend some a few days and couldn’t be any further removed from Dublin city and the east coast. Galway will be the European Capital of Culture in 2020 but you don’t need to wait until then to […]

12 Reasons Kilkenny Might Just Be Ireland’s Best City

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Kilkenny is Ireland’s medieval capital, steeped in heritage, culture and the home to master crafts and brewing. In fact, so famous is Kilkenny as a master brewing destination that Lonely Planet listed the Smithwick’s Experience as one of the ‘Top 26 Hottest Attractions’ to visit in 2015! But Kilkenny also has a lot more going […]

Skellig Michael – Ireland’s Puffin Paradise

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I think I might be one of the luckiest people in Ireland. No, I didn’t win the lotto, but something much better happened. On the day I planned to visit Skellig Michael, we experienced the most incredibly beautiful weather Ireland has seen in years. Just as well, considering Skellig Michael is extremely hard to get to…what […]

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Ireland

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In honor of Ireland’s Patron Saint, and for the week that is in it, I am dedicating this post to the little (but awesome) nation of Ireland. People around the world, and Irish people themselves, have many assumptions about Ireland, most of which are (believe it or not) wrong! Here is a list of things you […]

Irish Abroad: Top 10 Irish Foods We Miss The Most

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When Irish people move abroad, as so many now do, one of the biggest things we miss, apart from friends and family of course, is delicious Irish food. We are a weird bunch, we really are, and we miss the most peculiar things. Things we can get abroad, no problem, but they just aren’t the […]