Sligo Folk Park

I've been to Sligo Folk Park several times over the years. The park is in the beautiful village of Riverstown - which is a lovely place to visit in itself. The folk park has had a fantastic makeover recently and it was an absolute pleasure to go back and see the place looking so well.... Continue Reading →

Up to the caves

We've had some really lousy weather recently and it has made me very lazy. I'd normally go out for regular walks but the weather put a halt to my gallop, this morning I made myself go out. I had to go to Ballymote anyway (check out the baker truck there on Thursday and Saturday mornings),... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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