Easter Monday trip to Glendalough

Glendalough meaning glens of two lakes have drawn thousands of people over the years because of its spectacular scenery, rich history, archaeology and abundant wildlife. Glendalough is surrounded by semi-natural oak woodland which makes it a popul ............Read More

The beautiful and magnificent cliff of Moher is one of the seven wonders of Ireland. It is one of Ireland’s premier visitor’s attractions and is a designated UNESCO Geo Park. The cliffs are 214m high at the highest point and range of 8 kilometres over the Atlantic Ocean. It is located on the western seaboard of Co. Clare and located at the Southern Western edge of the Burren. 

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Once cited as the most beautiful place on earth by the National Geographic, voted among the top 100 destinations in the world by Trip Advisor; CNN recently recommended it as a very favourable winter destination; it is listed as one of the top 10 places to be on New Year's Eve - all of these accolades refer to County Kerry's stunningly beautiful Dingle Peninsula. It is not difficult to see why is it? The Blasket Island is the most westerly tip of the Dingle Peninsula (Leithinis an Daingin) in County Kerry.

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So I was chatting with a friend that was visiting from Canada for the first time and he was so interested in visiting Skerries, I couldn’t understand why because I always see it as a small coastal town 30km North of Dublin City, especially because I used to live in Balbriggan and travelled through the town everyday for 3 years, it seems quiet and uneventful though beautiful because of the coastal views.

Last week we went to Skerries and my oh my was I so wrong, Skerries it turned out was filled with history and tradition and an important place that is embedded in Irish history. ............Read More

Trip to Dublin wouldn’t be complete without shopping for yourself and gifts and souvenirs for your loved ones. Grafton Street is the Knightsbridge of Ireland shopping. It is located on the South Side of Dublin City and is very accessible by bus, car and tram or by foot. Grafton Street runs from College Green beside Trinity College to St Stephens Green and is a pedestrian only street.

Grafton Street was named after the first Duke of Grafton who was the owner of the land in the area. Grafton Street grew out of a country lane and was developed by the Dawson family in 1708. The main ............Read More

Saying good bye to Guinness Storehouse and its amazing view, we made our way down Thomas Street our next port of call was Christ Church Cathedral. Not only is this amazing and one of the most beautiful church one of the oldest building in the Dublin, it also sits on the oldest part of the city, it is simply Dublin’s finest historic buildings. It dates back to 1038 when Sitric, the then Danish king of Dublin, built the first wood here.

In 1171 the original simple foundation was extended into a cruciform and rebuilt in stone by Strongbow, although the present structure dates mainl ............Read More

It is said that holiday in Dublin isn’t complete without a visit to the Guinness Store House. The Storehouse is located in the hearth of the famous Guinness Brewery in St James’s Gate in Dublin, and is easily accessible by foot from Dublin City Centre, by bus or by tram.

The Storehouse history can be traced to the beginning of Guinness and its creator, Arthur Guinness who established the Guinness Brewery in 1759. The Storehouse building spans 7 storeys, each floor takes you through a different aspect of the world famous Guinness Brewery from the main ingredients in a pint ............Read More

Leaving Trinity College, I walked down towards Dame Street to Dublin Castle which is situated just off Dame Street in Dublin City Centre and is easily accessed by bus, foot or taxi. The castle is now a major Irish Governmental conference centres and hosts many significant international meetings annually.

The history of Dublin Castle is not only interesting but also very fascinating. Most of what constitutes the current castle dates back to the 18th Century although a castle has been situated on this spot since the days of the first Lord of Ireland during the 12th Century. During Briti ............Read More

Trinity College is situated in the hearth of Dublin City on College and is very easily accessible from all over Dublin. The College was established in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I and is the oldest and most prestigious college in Ireland.

One of the biggest tourist attractions to Trinity College Dublin is to the Book of Kells which is housed in the Trinity College Library. The Book of Kells is celebrated for its lavish decoration. The manuscript contains the four Gospels in Latin based on a Vulgate text, written on vellum (prepared calfskin) it is an illuminated manuscript and is wi ............Read More

Temple Bar is located on the south of the River Liffey, I crossed at the Ha’penny Bridge. The Ha’penny Bridge is the best known bridge in Dublin. It was built in 1816 and is the first Iron Bridge built in Ireland.

Temple Bar is the Dublin’s Cultural Quarters and has the most collection of traditional and contemporary Irish pubs, bars and restaurants and also fast-food places, shops, cultural centre, art gallery, cultural centre and souvenir shops. It is worth mentioning that Temple Bar got its name from the Temple family who lived in the area during the 17th Century. ............Read More

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