A Slow Sunday at Belleek Castle

Slow adventure is the new thing these days and when it involves food it’s even better. Basically it’s about taking your time, meeting like-minded people and enjoying your surroundings and this sounded like just what I needed. So when I saw the Slow Food Mayo event at Belleek Castle in Ballina, Co. Mayo I had […]

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 […]

My Sligo Story

A new Sligo tourism campaign has just been launched. Using the hashtag #SligoStories, locals and visitors to County Sligo are encouraged to share their favourite story from the county over the next twelve months. With this in mind I thought I’d share my Sligo Story. People who don’t know me might think I’ve lived in […]

Two Leitrim pubs you should know about

I know there are many fantastic pubs all over Ireland but I visited these two recently and I think if you are visiting Leitrim these would be well worth a visit. I’m always on the look out for unusual places and if they serve great food it’s a bonus. First up The Oarsman in Carrick-on-Shannon. […]

Black and white River

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 […]

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Milltown Woods, Lurganboy, Leitrim

The River Bonet runs through these woods and it’s just so peaceful walking around there, listening to the water rushing and the birds singing. There are several walkways, some uphill where you see bluebells and some fairly flat so suitable for all levels of fitness. In among the bluebells I saw a white one, it’s […]