Author: Anna

  • The Heritage Card

    The Heritage Card

    The Heritage Card is a fantastic tool for those looking to explore several of Ireland’s state-managed Heritage Sites whilst saving money on admission fees. Over 45 sites are included, from Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in the capital, to the Rock of Cashel and the Hill of Tara around Ireland (full list below) Is it […]

  • Irish Public Holidays

    Irish Public Holidays

    From 2023 there are 10 public holidays in Ireland. This includes the new holiday in February for St Brigid’s Day. What dates do we have off, and when’s the next one? As of writing, the next public holiday is Monday 5th June 2023.

  • Dunluce Castle

    Dunluce Castle

    Nestled atop a dramatic cliff on County Antrim’s stunning coastline, the ruins of Dunluce Castle are calling! The ruins of this formidable castle is a highlight along the Causeway Coastal Route, and offers a window into the region’s history. The castle’s story is intertwined with a mix of reality and mythology, and its striking appearance […]

  • Walking Festivals in Ireland

    Walking Festivals in Ireland

    Walking festivals started in Ireland only around 20 years ago when some walking clubs got together to recreate the retreat of Donal Cam O’Sullivan Beare. The Gaelic Lord had fought against England’s Queen Elizabeth I, and in 1602 marched 500km from his stronghold in Dursey Island on the South West tip of Ireland to Lough Neagh […]

  • Lady Gregory

    Lady Gregory

    Lady Gregory’s captivating life story is one of passion, resilience, and a steadfast commitment to the arts. As a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and co-founder of the iconic Abbey Theatre, she left an indelible mark on the world of literature and theatre. In this article we first look at some of the […]

  • Famous Films set in Ireland

    Famous Films set in Ireland

    Ireland has hosted some incredible movies and series over the years (Star Wars, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones to drop some names!). It offers film sets some of the most breathtaking landscape backgrounds in the world, the charm of its towns and cities, and plenty of talented background actors. I had no idea some […]

  • Adare


    Nestled along the banks of the River Maigue, the picturesque village of Adare is a hidden gem located just 18 kilometers southwest of Limerick city. Steeped in history and surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, Adare offers a fascinating blend of ancient heritage and modern charm.

  • W.B. Yeats

    W.B. Yeats

    William Butler Yeats, a towering figure in Irish literature and one of the foremost poets of the 20th century, left an indelible mark on Ireland’s cultural landscape. His profound connection to the country and its rich history is woven into the tapestry of his work, which continues to resonate with readers worldwide. This article will […]

  • Dunguaire Castle

    Dunguaire Castle

    Standing proudly on the shores of Galway Bay, Dunguaire Castle invites you on a captivating journey through the pages of Irish history and literary tradition. This 16th-century fortress is steeped in tales of clans, literary legends and folklore. Visitors find themselves immersed in a world where time seems to stand still and the enchantment of […]

  • Brian Boru

    Brian Boru

    When it comes to Irish history, few names evoke as much reverence and awe as Brian Boru, the legendary High King of Ireland. Known for his strategic military prowess and tireless efforts to unite the island’s warring factions, his life was a fascinating tapestry of battles, politics, and culture. In this article, we’ll explore some […]