Tiptoe through the Bluebells

I love Spring, the awakening of new growth, the longer days, the light making the leaves look luminous.   This year there seems to be an abundance of bluebells. I’m blessed to work quite near the most beautiful forest in Roscommon. It’s been such a pleasure to stop there and just wander for a while. […]

Irish sunset

A photo fundraiser

If you’ve ever wanted to buy a photo from me now is your chance. I recently heard of a fundraiser by Valerie Kennedy for her family who are really going through a tough time. Noel, Valerie’s husband, is very poorly at the moment and his wife is hoping to raise funds to make their home […]

They might be giants

The title is a nod to a band – bonus points if you can name one of their songs (which also happens to be one of my favourites). Anyway I’m off tangent already! Last week I had some time to kill and Claremorris was on my way to Ashford Castle so I went exploring.

The Ten Year Challenge

Can you believe the blog is now ten years old! On a dark day in 2009 the blog was born. It was started as an online diary then people started reading it so what went from a few readers turned into hundreds of thousands of visits and views. The blog has seen and blogged about […]

There’s nothing to see in North Mayo

Following on from my Sligo post which has had thousands of views I’ve decided to do one about North Mayo. This stunning part of Ireland has also been omitted from the ‘Fill Your Heart With Ireland’ Global campaign by Tourism Ireland. So here I am to show you that there’s nothing to see in North […]

Kylemore Abbey and getting lost

I was up bright and early today. I’ve had it in my head for a while that I wanted to go to Kylemore Abbey, I’ve never been there so I was intrigued. I also wanted to check out where my Nan was from in Connemara but nothing really ever goes to plan. I left the […]