The Burren National Park

Whether you’re a backpacker, a history, geography or geology geek, a family with kids or even someone who’s up for some real adventure you’re going to fall in love with this breathlessly beautiful part of Ireland. After we visited Cliffs of Moher, we headed to one of the six National Parks of Ireland, The BurrenContinue reading “The Burren National Park”

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”

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”

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”

Wild, Wild Cliffs of Moher

Another item checked off my bucket list! The reason why I have dreamt of going to The Cliffs of Moher is simply because I have seen this beautiful landmark in “My Love” music video by Westlife. Funny though it may seem but it’s true. There have been many movies made at the Cliffs of Moher,Continue reading “Wild, Wild Cliffs of Moher”

That Winter in Malin Head

Malin Head, renowned for its rugged coastal landscape and attractive beaches. It is located on the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, and is the most northerly point of the island of Ireland and the start/end point of the Wild Atlantic Way coastal touring route. Initially we headed to Londonderry. But there was an intermittent rain. SoContinue reading “That Winter in Malin Head”

Why We Chose Ireland?

Most of our friends keep on asking – why Ireland? As we know that Europe and Asia are too different. And switching continents is not easy, particularly the weather – from having summer all year round to having four seasons in a day. Of course, where in Ireland you want to live depends on theContinue reading “Why We Chose Ireland?”

Living in Singapore and Leaving it

I can still vividly recall the moment I had set foot in Changi Airport. It was so surreal. I was excited to fulfil my dreams! Eight years had passed. Wow, just like that?! Looking back, I told myself, “I would only be here for 5 years”. But things didn’t happen as I originally planned it.Continue reading “Living in Singapore and Leaving it”