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 →

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... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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