Inspired by the Lakelands of Fermanagh
Mar28

Inspired by the Lakelands of Fermanagh

Many visitors may have dipped into County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, on a visit to the Belleek Pottery factory, but many people don’t realize taht the waterways of the county offer several different ways to experience the inland county beyond Belleek. To my delight, they’ve put together an excellent website with loads of fantastic information and even some perfectly planned itineraries. www.fermanaghlakelands.com...

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Parkes Castle and Lough Gill
Feb28

Parkes Castle and Lough Gill

Located 7.5 miles (12km) from Sligo town, Parkes Castle and a driving tour around Lough Gill make for a wonderful day out. The castle offers several rooms to explore, but a visit is made memorable by walking the high walls and taking in the view of the lake. 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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Cahir Castle
Sep21

Cahir Castle

Among Ireland’s largest and most memorable castles, Cahir Castle in County Tipperary finds its way to the favorites list of many visitors. Dalene and Peter Heck from www.hecktictravels.com would likely agree. The couple shared this image of Cahir Castle… follow the path and it will take you to the enchanted Swiss Cottage. More photos of Cahir at: www.hecktictravels.com/photos/cahir-castle-cahir-ireland...

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Returning to Ireland
Sep19

Returning to Ireland

Submitted by Deirdre McNamee Following a recent visit to Ireland I felt compelled to tell the story of my father who, like many men and women in the early 1950’s, left Ireland for British shores for what he perceived as a better life. On arriving in England he made his way to Sheffield where some former school friends and a cousin were already residing. They helped him find accommodation and, most importantly, work. A few years later...

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Hillwalking to the Stone Circle on Kilmacoliver Hill on the Kilkenny and Tipperary Border
Aug01

Hillwalking to the Stone Circle on Kilmacoliver Hill on the Kilkenny and Tipperary Border

Went yesterday to Kilmacoliver Hill, on the Kilkenny, Tipperary border to climb the hill and visit the ancient stone circle and burial chamber up there. There’s a looped walk from the village of Tullahought that is featured at www.trailkilkenny.ie/walking-trails/kilmacoliver-walk/ (which includes GPS info). Fantastic views from up there and the hike is suitable for older children – ours are 11 and 13 and they enjoyed it....

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The Historical Chalices of Tipperary
Jul29

The Historical Chalices of Tipperary

If you ask people what is the oldest manufactured object in daily use in their area, they might not immediately think of the chalices in their local church. But this may well be so, and the story behind each chalice may be interesting in itself. This video from County Tipperary offers a little insight into the a bit of history many wouldn’t think about. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers....

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