Five Alternative Peninsulas to the Ring of Kerry to Add to Your Ireland Itinerary
Nov21

Five Alternative Peninsulas to the Ring of Kerry to Add to Your Ireland Itinerary

The Ring of Kerry in Ireland’s southwest corner has been luring tourists since before Queen Victoria stopped on the peninsula in 1861. The combination of amazing coastline, dramatic mountains, picturesque lakes, quaint villages, and a history of hospitality keeps “The Ring” on the must-see list. However, it’s not the only scenic peninsula the Emerald Isle has on offer. Here are five often-overlooked...

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A Day in Sligo and Yeats Country
Aug24

A Day in Sligo and Yeats Country

Hiking in Sligo leads to a queen’s ancient tomb, a sea of rhododendrons, and a chat between a cabbie and a grave digger in the shadow of Benbulben. As the train crossed the country to the western sea, the landscape turned upwards with enormous, rocky ridges pushing through the green hillside.  The trip from Dublin to Sligo surprised me with a steady change of scenery outside the window. The tracks in the city sunk slightly below...

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More Postcards from Ireland
Jun14

More Postcards from Ireland

It looks like last week’s sun has blown away, and we’re in for a few days of rain… feels a bit more like Ireland now. Here are some recent snapshots… Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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Ireland in Bloom
Jun01

Ireland in Bloom

This weekend Dublin hosts Ireland’s biggest gardening event called BLOOM IN THE PARK. As much as I would love to be there, I won’t be arriving for a few more weeks, so I poked around for garden festivals going on this summer. Tralee Garden Festival www.holidaytralee.com/garden_festival.html 15 June – 17 June Galway Garden Festival www.galwaygardenfestival.com 14 July – 15 July Carlow Garden Festival...

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Q & A: Caravans, Camping, and Glamping in Ireland
May11

Q & A: Caravans, Camping, and Glamping in Ireland

My wife and I travel in the US in our motor home, mostly in Arizona. We were wondering if there are campgrounds in Ireland and if we can rent an RV (recreational vehicle) while we’re there? – Jesse Marcus via email Absolutely. there are a handful companies offering motor home rentals, and there are well over 100 campgrounds scattered across the country. Tent camping is also popular and facilities are available to rent gear...

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A Visit to Altamont Gardens in Springtime
May09

A Visit to Altamont Gardens in Springtime

James Burke shares his love for Irish gardens with this video from Altamont Gardens in County Carlow. You can learn a bit more about the place at www.carlowgardentrail.com/altamont.htm and more about James’ photography at www.biggerpictureweb.com. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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