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 […]

Day trip to Connemara

Sometimes the impromptu trips are the best. I had a free day so I headed off to Connemara. My grandparents were born there and I’ve lots of memories of going on holiday and being amazed at how rural it was (compared to where we lived in the UK at the time). I left home without […]

A Slow Sunday at Belleek Castle

Slow adventure is the new thing these days and when it involves food it’s even better. Basically it’s about taking your time, meeting like-minded people and enjoying your surroundings and this sounded like just what I needed. So when I saw the Slow Food Mayo event at Belleek Castle in Ballina, Co. Mayo I had […]

Belleek Castle, Ballina, Co. Mayo

If you are looking for a hidden gem in Ireland, Belleek Castle is one of them. I love visiting places that have a wow factor, a place I will remember long after I’ve left. This place ticks all the boxes and I only went on a tour there. Nestled in Belleek Woods, a short drive […]