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 →

The King’s Trail Tour

I have something very special to tell you about, The King's Trail has recently launched in Boyle, Roscommon and it's an absolutely brilliant idea! I went along today and check it out after seeing a video about it. You can see the video and read more details here. Bright and early this morning I made... Continue Reading →

The Croagh Patrick Walking Festival

There's a wonderful event taking place in County Mayo next month. If you want to explore the beautiful rolling landscape of The 61km long Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail, meet fellow walkers and find about more about this beautiful area this is well worth checking out. The Croagh Patrick Heritage trail starts from the town of... Continue Reading →

StoryTracks

A brand new app has launched today called StoryTracks. I really love this idea, it's an audio-guide where local people bring their own stories to life and although it's based in Sligo it covers the whole of Ireland. StoryTrack allows users to explore stories on the move as well as create their own StoryTracks as... Continue Reading →

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