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”

The Glenveagh Castle and National Park

A summer holiday in Donegal will never be complete without visiting Glenveagh National Park. It’s one of the highlights and most visited places in the county. And it didn’t disappoint me. In the middle of wilderness with stunning lakeside and surrounded by the Derryveagh Mountains you’ll find an 18th century Glenveagh Castle built by CaptainContinue reading “The Glenveagh Castle and National Park”

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”

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”

A Day of Adventure in Errigal

It was on St. Patrick’s Day of this year when we had our road trip to Errigal (Irish: An Earagail), is a 751-metre mountain near Gweedore in County Donegal, Ireland. It is the tallest peak of the Derryveagh Mountains and the tallest peak in County Donegal. Well-known for the pinky glow from its quartzite peak during a setting sun, theContinue reading “A Day of Adventure in Errigal”