Goodbye Mum

I said goodbye to my mum yesterday, it’s hard to know what to do or what to think. There is nothing dignified about dying. I can’t understand how people are left to linger. She had a long life. It wasn’t always easy for her but she was a strong woman and a fighter. I hope […]

Two Leitrim pubs you should know about

I know there are many fantastic pubs all over Ireland but I visited these two recently and I think if you are visiting Leitrim these would be well worth a visit. I’m always on the look out for unusual places and if they serve great food it’s a bonus. First up The Oarsman in Carrick-on-Shannon. […]

Black and white River

Take a walk on the dark side

If you are coming to Sligo or if you live here there’s a walk that you might be interested in. The Sligo Dark Tales tour is a fascinating walk of Sligo town with lots of facts about the dark history of Sligo. The tour starts at the Riverside Hotel and visits several stops including Sligo […]

A Kayaking Adventure

This weekend was the Taste of Adventure weekend organised by Adventure Sligo. It was the chance to try one of the many adventures we have here in Sligo from horse-riding to hiking, surfing to sailing and everything in between. I chose to go out on a kayak trip of Lough Gill with Sligo Kayak Tours. […]

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48 hours in Edinburgh

If you are looking for a city break with something of interest for all ages I’d really recommend Edinburgh. I’ve wanted to visit for a long time, for me it’s a place that ticks every box; cats, tunnels, ghosts, lights and food! I’m just back from there so I’ll tell you all about what I […]

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Milltown Woods, Lurganboy, Leitrim

The River Bonet runs through these woods and it’s just so peaceful walking around there, listening to the water rushing and the birds singing. There are several walkways, some uphill where you see bluebells and some fairly flat so suitable for all levels of fitness. In among the bluebells I saw a white one, it’s […]