A Farm with a Difference in Roscommon

If you are looking for a totally relaxed couple of hours, I have just the place for you. Mountallen Farm isn't your average farm, it's something very special, and a must visit for nature and wildlife lovers. You can enjoy a biodiversity and ecology farm tour in North Roscommon, overlooking Lough Allen and Sliabh an... Continue Reading →

Take a look at Branley’s Yard

I love Branley's Yard in Rathcormac, Sligo. It's such a friendly, welcoming place, and there's always so much to see. The great news is that the market will reopen this Saturday June 5th, 2021, it's being transformed to become a large open air market, which will be partly covered. There will also be ample space... Continue Reading →

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

When I was writing my previous gift guides I have had a few people asking me for ideas for men, so I thought I'd write a gift guide, not just for Father's Day but also handy for birthdays etc. As always, I'm focusing on Irish businesses, I hope you find something of interest. Thomas Connolly... Continue Reading →

Sunday Thoughts

Another Sunday so more thoughts. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and all around me I can hear the sounds of lawnmowers and power tools, along with Under Pressure on full volume, and I'm sitting here doing nothing, but that's OK, rest is as important as everything else, and it's been a hectic... Continue Reading →

Two New Food Stops in Sligo

There are a couple of new food trucks/huts that opened this weekend in Sligo. Debba Bakes - Image Val Robus The first is Debba Bakes who opened a cake stand at the Cleveragh Walking Track, opposite the sports centre. She's there on Saturday mornings from 9am until she sells out. I bought the cakes above,... Continue Reading →

O’Rourke’s Table Development

There's a gorgeous place in Leitrim called O'Rourke's Table, it's located in Newtownmanor, not too far from Dromahair or Parke's Castle. From the plateau there are magnificent views over Leitrim and Sligo, on a clear day it's absolutely stunning. 300 steep steps used to take people up to the summit, I know I counted them!... Continue Reading →

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