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 →

Killargue Holy Well, Leitrim

I visited Tobar Mhuire (Mary's Well) in Killargue/Killarga a couple of years ago (thanks to Lyn for telling me about it). I never wrote about it at the time but I put a video up on my Facebook page and recently I'm getting inundated with people asking me where it is, so I thought I'd... Continue Reading →

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 →

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