Laurel Cottage, Mayo

When I was at the Slow Food Mayo event I met a lovely lady called Brenda. As we were both there on our own we got chatting and Brenda told me all about her lovely cottage and invited me to call over. Laurel Cottage is in beautiful County Mayo. Although it’s very close to Ireland […]

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 […]

They might be giants

The title is a nod to a band – bonus points if you can name one of their songs (which also happens to be one of my favourites). Anyway I’m off tangent already! Last week I had some time to kill and Claremorris was on my way to Ashford Castle so I went exploring.

Ten Photos of Marvellous Mayo

I love County Mayo, as a tourist destination the team there are really on the ball at showcasing all that the county have to offer. There is something for everyone to do and it’s located on the Wild Atlantic Way so plenty of beautiful beaches to visit. Here are some photos from my visits that […]

A weekend of B’s

That’s B’s as in Ballina, Bayside and Boyle. Lucy was home for the weekend so we took a trip to Ballina just for the craic. Well no actually it was to visit Jack Fenn’s Courtyard Cafe at Belleek Castle in Ballina and to have a look around the shops. I really like Jack Fenn, it’s […]