Breakfast at Rachel’s Cafe in Trim
May22

Breakfast at Rachel’s Cafe in Trim

Breakfast at Rachel’s Cafe in Trim The Irish tourism board’s “Ireland Ancient East” meme is having the same exponential effect on Tourism as the wild atlantic way. Visits to most of the main attractions in the east of the country are up year on year since it’s inception in 2015. We took a trip to trim castle in Co Meath yesterday to resample the tour of the castle itself which we missed out on last time....

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Teeling Whiskey Distillery
May20

Teeling Whiskey Distillery

The Teeling Whiskey Company was founded by brothers Jack and Stephen Teeling in 2012, with the aim to revive the family trademark of whiskey and to bring whiskey distilling back to Dublin. Teeling Whiskey distillery is Dublins first new distillery in over 125 years. As a whiskey lover and a Dublin native, I just had to check it out. It’s located in an ancient market square called Newmarket in the Liberties area of Dublin South...

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Book early for Skellig trips advises OPW
May19

Book early for Skellig trips advises OPW

The Office of public works has issued a warning to visitors that Skellig visits are booked heavily due to recent bad weather. Staff have been marooned on the island for the past few days but recent settled weather has seen landing craft and tour boats in operation again. Costs to visit the island which is now heavily featured in the Star Wars series are €60 per ticket. Choppy waters or not, it should be on your top ten bucket list...

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Ireland is the ultimate hotspot for summer
May15

Ireland is the ultimate hotspot for summer

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film inviting potential visitors everywhere to come and discover the island of Ireland during the summer months and immerse themselves in our culture. Titled “What makes summer in Ireland so special”, the video reminds travellers around the world that Ireland is unbeatable for a summer break. It highlights our breath-taking road trips, along the Causeway Coastal Route and the Wild...

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Irish Cottage Watch: Curraghduff Farm, Co. Galway
May04

Irish Cottage Watch: Curraghduff Farm, Co. Galway

This Galway cottage has everything for the discerning buyer. The cottage is a fully renovated property in excellent order which comprises three double bedrooms, kitchen / dining room, sitting room, shower room, WC and utility. The property has a solid fuel central heating system that works of the Stanley range in the kitchen as well as four storage heaters. The cottage which is typical for all cottages is south facing to gain maximum...

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Saoirse Ronan and Ed Sheeran launch Galway Girl Video
May04

Saoirse Ronan and Ed Sheeran launch Galway Girl Video

Saoirse Ronan just featured in Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl vid. Galway look amazing: She played the fiddle in an Irish band But she fell in love with an English man Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand Said baby I just want to dance I met her on Grafton street right outside of the bar She shared a cigarette with me while her brother played the guitar She asked me what does it mean the Gaelic ink on your arm? Said...

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Podcast: Bunratty Castle
Apr30

Podcast: Bunratty Castle

Shane Smyth and Aoileann Nic Ginnea present a magazine programme on interesting aspects of Irish life, culture & music. In this edited highlight Eric Murphy calls to Irelands famous Bunratty castle Producer: Peter...

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Flavours from the Island of Ireland
Apr24

Flavours from the Island of Ireland

Flavours from the Island of Ireland: Tourism Ireland’s latest video invites foodies everywhere to discover Ireland’s culinary delights. Called “Flavours from the Island of Ireland”, the short film provides a glimpse of the superb food scene here. From farm to fork, and from port to place, the message for ‘foodies’ and potential visitors around the world is that we’ve got incredible produce that inspires creative and delicious dishes...

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Ireland looks out of this world in new trailer for Star Wars!
Apr21

Ireland looks out of this world in new trailer for Star Wars!

Tourism Ireland takes the Wild Atlantic Way to ‘new galaxies’ at Star Wars convention in Orlando Ireland Star Wars Ireland Star Wars: Get ready to see the Wild Atlantic Way go stellar! It’s the day that Star Wars fans everywhere have been waiting for – the hotly anticipated, first look ‘teaser’ trailer for the upcoming Star Wars – The Last Jedi has just been released and it features stunning footage of Skellig Michael and our very own...

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Glendalough, Always Worth It.
Apr07

Glendalough, Always Worth It.

Less than 60 minutes from Dublin even in heavy traffic, Glendalough is probably one of Ireland’s top places to visit with everything to offer in one 15 square kilometer area. From ancient monastic ruins dating from the eighth century to a stunning valley landscape capped with wild gorse and sweeping cliffs. We took to the hills over the weekend and done the upper lake ridge walk. This hike takes about 3-4 hours depending on...

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