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 […]

Aah Bristol

You’ll probably only get the title if you remember the Bisto advert. Anyway before I start rambling. I’m just back from a couple of days in Bristol. I’d never been before but with return flights at €24.99 it was too good a deal to miss – and I had a bit of a fear of […]

Amazing Achill

I haven’t been to Achill Island in years and the last time I went my hard drive crashed soon after and I lost my photos, my fault as I should have backed them up. I was long overdue a visit back so I headed off bright and early. The light was just as I like […]

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 […]

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 […]