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 […]

Belleek Castle, Ballina, Co. Mayo

If you are looking for a hidden gem in Ireland, Belleek Castle is one of them. I love visiting places that have a wow factor, a place I will remember long after I’ve left. This place ticks all the boxes and I only went on a tour there. Nestled in Belleek Woods, a short drive […]

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.

A trip down memory lane

I was in Galway for a few hours today to see the moon…more about that in another post but while I was there I took a walk to my old stomping ground of Woodquay where my Nan lived. It’s strange because the house looks the same from the front and although there’s now an extension […]

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.

Markree Castle

Markree Castle in Collooney, Co. Sligo is a place that is very dear to my heart. I was involved in the Sligo Leader Hidden History project in 2013 where I spent a great deal of time meandering around the grounds and researching the history of the castle.