Going Underground in Rathcroghan

I love the exploring and I’ve been to Rathcroghan Visitor Centre many times but I’ve never been to Oweynagat (Cave of the Cats) before. This has been described as Ireland’s “Gate to Hell” and the entrance to the Otherworld. It’s also said to be the location where Halloween or Samhain originated from. Samhain was the […]

Amazing Achill

I haven’t been to Achill Island in years and the last time I went my hard drive crashed soon after and I lost my photos, my fault as I should have backed them up. I was long overdue a visit back so I headed off bright and early. The light was just as I like […]

Sheep, Solitude, Sligo

I get itchy feet a lot, as you may have noticed. We live in the shadow of the Ox Mountain range so going right off the beaten track is very easy to do. Sometimes all I want is to be by myself in the middle of nowhere. When I say by myself I mean me […]

Black and white River

Swapping the bright lights for the rural life

I’ve read a few blog posts;  Life in Rural Ireland as a ‘blow-in‘ it stirred up a lot of memories of when we first moved to Ireland. When Andy and I were first married we came to Sligo on holiday for a week and fell in love with the place. It was Andy’s first time to ever […]

Spotlight on Carrick on Shannon

It’s time I wrote a bit about Carrick-on-Shannon. Before I worked near there I’ve been known to drive there just for the cake at Lena’s Tea Rooms….yes I am that fond of cake that I will travel for it! Lena’s Tea Rooms are an award-winning cafe, located in the scenic town of Carrick-on-Shannon. They have a […]

Day trip to Connemara

Sometimes the impromptu trips are the best. I had a free day so I headed off to Connemara. My grandparents were born there and I’ve lots of memories of going on holiday and being amazed at how rural it was (compared to where we lived in the UK at the time). I left home without […]