The Ballymote Heritage Trail

Last year I was exploring the heritage trail with a friend. It's a really lovely walk, even if you just stick to the town part. We weren't sure where Emlaghfad Church was, and it was hard to find information online, so I went back another day to explore that, but in this post I'll tell... Continue Reading →

Going back to my roots

I've ended up going down a family tree rabbit hole. I was looking through old cine film and found my granny and her sisters on it, so I got to thinking more about them and wondering about their parents. I also found some old photos of both sets of my grandparents. It's a real minefield... Continue Reading →

The National Famine Way

I've teamed up with The National Famine Way, to tell you more about this very special walk, and hopefully to inspire you to check it out for yourself. Strokestown House In 1847 a group of people made their way from Strokestown Park in County Roscommon to Custom House Quay in Dublin, in the hope of... Continue Reading →

Moore Hall, County Mayo

If you are looking for a forest walk with a difference this is the place to visit. You can enjoy a 3km looped walk, or you can do what I did and just wander around looking at the beautiful carvings of forest animals. All trails lead to the ruin of the once magnificent Moore Hall.... Continue Reading →

Sligo Folk Park

I've been to Sligo Folk Park several times over the years. The park is in the beautiful village of Riverstown - which is a lovely place to visit in itself. The folk park has had a fantastic makeover recently and it was an absolute pleasure to go back and see the place looking so well.... Continue Reading →

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