Art in The Open: Plein Air Painting Festival in Wexford, Ireland
Aug29

Art in The Open: Plein Air Painting Festival in Wexford, Ireland

You could say my Irish experience began way back when I was just a teenager. I read stories about Ireland, looked at photography books about Ireland, and was routinely given books about Ireland for my birthday. Move ahead, many years, to 2011. I decided the way to get to Ireland was to find some painting pals there.  I did the only logical thing to do in 2011 — I Googled it and found the website, Plein Eire.  The site had just...

Read More
Dromana Gate in County Waterford
Aug16

Dromana Gate in County Waterford

I can’t say I’ve ever seen anything described as Hindu-Gothic before finding Dromana Gate. The arched opening covers a little road between Cappoquin and Villerstown in County Waterford. It was built as a temporary wedding present for a popular landlord around 1830, and he and his bride liked it so much, they had a permanent version constructed. Abandoned Ireland has a nice write-up about the site. The gate is near Lismore...

Read More
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....

Read More
A Unique View of the Tall Ships Leaving Dunmore East
Jul24

A Unique View of the Tall Ships Leaving Dunmore East

Tall Ships leave Dunmore East from onefortynine on Vimeo. Waterford hosted the exciting Tall Ships Festival earlier this month, and this adventurous kayaker used his camera to capture the ships in open water. This one is definitely worth watching for the views of the gorgeous coast, lighthouse, and of course the tall ships (which come into view at about the 1:30 mark). Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers....

Read More
#119 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland – AUDIO
Jul04

#119 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland – AUDIO

Episode Guide – Podcast #119 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland Jody Halsted from www.irelandwithkids.com gives her tips for traveling with the kids as well as shares her secrets to finding fairies on the Emerald Isle. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Show Notes: 01:00 What makes Ireland perfect for traveling with family? 01:40 How is traveling Ireland different from elsewhere? 02:40 How do you prepare your kids for...

Read More
Tintern Abbey
Jul01

Tintern Abbey

Mindie Burgoyne writes about the history and inspiration she draws from this County Wexford site. Mindie’s site, Thin Places, focuses on unique places… many in Ireland… where a gentle veil between world’s may exist. Tintern Abbey – the Other Tintern in Ireland >> Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and...

Read More