Weekend Getaway: Ballycotton

A 25-minute (24km) drive from home to the hidden gem of East Cork is a perfect escape during weekends. This small picturesque fishing village sits on a rocky-ledge overlooking Ballycotton Bay and is surrounded by sandy beaches. It is about 40 km east of Cork City. There are plenty of things to do in thisContinue reading “Weekend Getaway: Ballycotton”

Blackrock Castle: Castellated Fortification

About 2km from the city centre of Cork is the rocky limestone outcrop that Blackrock Castle sits on. It has been a site of fortification since the late 16th century. The original tower was built by the citizens of Cork in 1582 to guard the water approach to the city from pirates and other raiders.Continue reading “Blackrock Castle: Castellated Fortification”

Discover The Blarney Castle and Gardens

Situated 8 km from Cork City is The Blarney Castle, originally dates from before 1200, when a timber house was believed to have been built on the site, although no evidence remains on this. Around 1210 this was replaced by a stone fortification. In 1446, it was rebuilt by Cormac Laidir MacCarthy, Lord of Muscry, whoContinue reading “Discover The Blarney Castle and Gardens”

Fall in St. Stephen’s Green

In the centre of Dublin, you can find a natural oasis in the form of St Stephen’s Green. Elegantly landscaped, this rectangular 22 acres park is filled with bright colours during the autumn season making it a stunning backdrop for a walk. It’s the ideal place when you want to escape the hustle and bustleContinue reading “Fall in St. Stephen’s Green”

4D3N in Bali: Nusa Dua

Nusa Dua means two islands (nusa ‘island’, dua‘two’), because there are two islands in the bay of Bali. Known as an enclave of large five-star resorts, it covers 350 hectares of land and encloses more than 20 resorts. But don’t let the term resort area turn you off from visiting here. Taking a trip toContinue reading “4D3N in Bali: Nusa Dua”

Cork City Marathon 2019

The Ultra/Marathon Runner and The Cheerleading Wife! It describes US perfectly. This is my first blog about my hubby’s marathon. Something extra special as our (yes 😂 that includes me) first ever marathon experience in Europe, in Ireland particularly, and in cool weather — though month of June is already summer yet temperature was rangingContinue reading “Cork City Marathon 2019”

Weekend Getaway: Youghal

Looking for a weekend getaway in Cork? You might want to consider Youghal (pronounced as Yawl), is a historic seaside town in East Cork that borders with West Waterford. The name Youghal comes from the Irish Eochaill meaning “yew woods”, which were once common in the area.  We enjoyed our weekend experienced here so we wanted to share the 3 bestContinue reading “Weekend Getaway: Youghal”

Sunset at Carrigart Boardwalk

It was breezy late summer afternoon, we decided to check out the boardwalk in Carrigart Donegal. Initial plan was supposed to be heading to Downing Beach and have some pizza for dinner by the beach. But only to find out that the restaurant was closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. It was a blessing in disguiseContinue reading “Sunset at Carrigart Boardwalk”

Slieve League Cliffs: An Ultimate Experience

If you’d ask me what was my reaction when I got here and as I had set foot in the wilderness of Sliabh Liag – I’m utterly astonished with what I saw! I stood aghast at the sight of the waves crashing on the rocks below. On a beautiful sunny day, we drove to SliabhContinue reading “Slieve League Cliffs: An Ultimate Experience”

One Summer Day in Fanad Head Lighthouse

I love to stand before the majestic view of the ocean. The ocean exudes power; its shore is a gateway, a place where the aquatic and terrestrial worlds collide. The cliff we stood on seemed as old as Abraham. As I look at the vast infinite blue ocean I could only imagine that at theContinue reading “One Summer Day in Fanad Head Lighthouse”

The Giant’s Causeway

Legend has it that the giant, Fionn MacCumhail (also known as Finn McCool) was having problems with a Scottish giant called Bennadonner on the other side of the ocean. In a fit of rage, Finn throws parts of the Antrim coast into the sea so he can walk across the path and teach Bennadonner aContinue reading “The Giant’s Causeway”

A Beautiful Day in Kinsale

It was bright and sunny day. White, fluffy clouds drifted across the clear, blue sky. To make the most of the good weather and the time off, we took advantage of the glorious Irish weather and decided to undertake a road trip to Kinsale. Kinsale (Cionn tSáile, meaning “Tide Head”), is undeniably one of theContinue reading “A Beautiful Day in Kinsale”