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 […]

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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 […]

Eala Bhan 8 Course Tasting Menu

Occasionally I get invited to things and I’m always very grateful when I am. Being invited to try the 8 course tasting menu at Eala Bhan Restaurant, was up there with one of the best food experiences I’ve ever had. Eala Bhan means white swan in Irish, very apt considering the restaurant is located overlooking […]

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 […]

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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 […]

A Kayaking Adventure

This weekend was the Taste of Adventure weekend organised by Adventure Sligo. It was the chance to try one of the many adventures we have here in Sligo from horse-riding to hiking, surfing to sailing and everything in between. I chose to go out on a kayak trip of Lough Gill with Sligo Kayak Tours. […]