Weekend Getaway: Old Head Kinsale

Old Head Kinsale, a slice of coastal paradise, protruding more than 3km into the Atlantic Ocean. Located on the Southwest Coast in County Cork, not just famous for its 17th century lighthouse but also a golfer’s paradise. According to trip advisor reviews, “Definitely one not to miss for golfers”. Last summer 2019, we drove upContinue reading “Weekend Getaway: Old Head Kinsale”

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”

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 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”