Sunday reflections

It’s been a complete roller-coaster of a week. Last Sunday we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and Andy’s birthday. On Monday I was saying goodbye to my mother. Highs and lows of emotions. Moments of bewilderment and being lost in thought among ‘normal’ life – laundry and dinners. Lucy and Laurence both getting the news […]

Saying farewell

It was my mum’s funeral today. It’s been a real mix of emotions over the last couple of days. Picking up flowers, looking for clothes, wondering how the day would go and if I’d be strong. I’ve been overwhelmed with the support, especially on Twitter. This has always been my favourite Social Media platform and […]

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. […]