Going Underground in Rathcroghan

I love the exploring and I’ve been to Rathcroghan Visitor Centre many times but I’ve never been to Oweynagat (Cave of the Cats) before. This has been described as Ireland’s “Gate to Hell” and the entrance to the Otherworld. It’s also said to be the location where Halloween or Samhain originated from. Samhain was the […]

14 Henrietta Street

I’m a bit of a history geek I’ve recently discovered so when I heard about 14 Henrietta Street in Dublin I had to pay a visit. This is a museum with a difference, it’s set in a Georgian Townhouse in Dublin’s Northside. The house dates back to the late 1700’s and is one of a […]

The Irish Workhouse Centre

Warning, you may find this post upsetting. I went along to the Irish Workhouse Centre in Portumna, Co. Galway. As I arrived a bell from a nearby church was tolling, the sky was a dull grey and the wind was blowing the cheerful pink Heritage Week flags around against the stark exterior of the workhouse […]

Spotlight on Carrick on Shannon

It’s time I wrote a bit about Carrick-on-Shannon. Before I worked near there I’ve been known to drive there just for the cake at Lena’s Tea Rooms….yes I am that fond of cake that I will travel for it! Lena’s Tea Rooms are an award-winning cafe, located in the scenic town of Carrick-on-Shannon. They have a […]

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Spotlight on Drumshanbo

I’ve been in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim quite a lot over the last few months and I think it’s a place you might be interested in. For a small town there is a lot happening so here are just some things worth note: The floating boardwalk over Acres Lake. You can actually walk on water! It’s […]

Laurel Cottage, Mayo

When I was at the Slow Food Mayo event I met a lovely lady called Brenda. As we were both there on our own we got chatting and Brenda told me all about her lovely cottage and invited me to call over. Laurel Cottage is in beautiful County Mayo. Although it’s very close to Ireland […]