Lost in the Woods

I went off exploring today. One positive from staying within the 5km where I live is finding new places, or exploring old places. I parked in Glen Wood, which is a lovely forest walk but I was looking for the famine village that I visited previously with the Coolaney Drawing Group. Before I went looking […]

When We Travel Again – The Ballymote Edition

Well the Tubbercurry post was very popular, 500 views and counting so here’s the Ballymote version, which also will include Kesh as it’s so close by. Ballymote is another lovely town in South Sligo. It’s home to one of my favourite places in Sligo – Eagles Flying, of course it’s not open at the moment […]

When We Travel Again – The Tubbercurry Edition

I’ve had lots of messages from people over the years asking me to recommend places to visit in Ireland so I thought I do a few posts. Due to the current crisis there is a #whenwetravelagain campaign running so over the next couple of weeks I’ll share some photos of different areas. The first few […]

Sheep, Solitude, Sligo

I get itchy feet a lot, as you may have noticed. We live in the shadow of the Ox Mountain range so going right off the beaten track is very easy to do. Sometimes all I want is to be by myself in the middle of nowhere. When I say by myself I mean me […]

Black and white River

Swapping the bright lights for the rural life

I’ve read a few blog posts;  Life in Rural Ireland as a ‘blow-in‘ it stirred up a lot of memories of when we first moved to Ireland. When Andy and I were first married we came to Sligo on holiday for a week and fell in love with the place. It was Andy’s first time to ever […]

My Sligo Story

A new Sligo tourism campaign has just been launched. Using the hashtag #SligoStories, locals and visitors to County Sligo are encouraged to share their favourite story from the county over the next twelve months. With this in mind I thought I’d share my Sligo Story. People who don’t know me might think I’ve lived in […]