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 →

To The Village in the Woods

As you know I love exploring but after a busy day yesterday I didn't feel like driving for miles today. I'll tell you more about yesterday in another blog post. I'm blessed to live in a beautiful area, with many hidden gems close by. Today I went back to the village in the woods, I've... Continue Reading →

Ballymote Castle is Open

There's great news for those of you in Sligo, as Ballymote Castle is now open to the public. It's open every day from 10am - 5pm and admission is free. Well done to Ballymote Area Development Group workers, community groups and the OPW for getting the castle back open. There's a great heritage trail in... 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 →

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