If you are wanting to visit an Irish town with less hustle and bustle than Dublin or Cork then you must visit Kilkenny. It is a picturesque city with quaint narrow lanes and some incredible pubs. We spent 24 hours in the city and these are our thoughts.
St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in Ireland each year on the 17th of March. It’s an important national holiday in Ireland which is now celebrated in several countries around the world. But there is only one place to get that authentic Irish experience and that is of course by spending it in the Emerald Isle itself. Here are our top reasons why you need to spend at least one St Patrick’s Day in Ireland. Continue Reading
Sometimes in this day and age it’s easy to forget how hard it is to travel. We look at these perfectly edited photos on Instagram and everything looks easy and fun. What you don’t see is the stress, the preparation (or sometimes lack of preparation), and the awkward situations along the way. The most important thing though it to learn from these mistakes or at the very least learn to laugh at them. We have compiled a list of our biggest travel faux pas and what we have learnt from them. Feel free to add your own in the comments section. Continue Reading
Last summer we took a road trip around Ireland with the aim to see as much of the country as possible with the limited time we had. Ireland is the perfect place to do a road trip, even if some of the roads are narrow and, you have to wait a good 10 minutes to let a farmer and his cattle cross to the other side. Here is our itinerary for our time in Ireland. Continue Reading
If you like horse drawn carts and feeling like you have stepped back into another time then you simply must visit the Aran Islands. Located in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way, you have two options for accessing the Islands; sea or air. We chose the sea route, and got on the ferry from Rossaveal near Galway. Continue Reading
Dublin is one of our favourite cities, so we decided to ring in the New Year in the city. Due to the time of the year accommodation choices were limited. I’m definitely all about the luxury when we stay in hotels whilst Dave is very much about the affordability. Luckily we managed to find a place that made us both happy at Albany House, Dublin. Continue Reading
Dublin is a city that exudes personality like no other. It’s a city that has had a turbulent history, but this has also inspired some of the greatest authors and musicians of our time. It is a city ready to have a good time and a place you really need to visit. Continue Reading
The Sligo tourism board use the hashtag ‘SligoWhoKnew’ and this sums the place up perfectly. It is a beautiful county in the North West of Ireland with an abundance of natural beauty. It’s a place where you can hit the beach, walk in the woods, relax by the lake, or climb a mountain in one day. And to me Sligo is Ireland’s best kept secret. It’s the place to go if you want an authentic Irish experience that is a little less touristy than the likes of Kerry, or Cork. In fact Sligo is so beautiful that it inspired some of the greatest works of poet W.B Yeats. Continue Reading