Tag Archives: Ireland

Mysterious Newgrange

You’ve heard about Stonehenge, of course, but are you familiar with Newgrange? Just across the water, in Ireland, Newgrange is a temple even older than the mysterious stones at Salisbury Plain. 97 standing stones surround the megalithic tomb. You’ll be with a guide; can’t wander about on your own in here; small groups are let […]

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Silent Sunday: Celtic Monasterboice, a 5th century Christian settlement in Ireland

Muiredach’s High Cross, at Celtic Monasterboice, a 5th century Christian settlement in Ireland

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Dublin after dark – mobile theatre

Tired of hanging in Dublin’s pubs? Of course you aren’t. But if for a few hours you want a cool alternative, give the Dublin Ghost Bus Tour a go, a deliciously kitschy journey through Dublin’s dark history. At 9.30 pm on a rainy October evening, I enter the purple double-decker, weaving my way through cobwebs […]

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Exploring Ireland’s Ballyhoura with kids

Today, travel blogger and Ireland enthusiast Jody Halsted of irelandwithkids.com shares her experiences on travelling with children in Ballyhoura. After reading this, my youngest has already decided zorbing, zip lining, donkeys and horse riding in this Irish region is a must for the summer holidays. You’ll not find the Ballyhoura Region of Ireland on a […]

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The Belfast murals – a photo walk through recent history

The very political Belfast murals are often found on the gable walls of houses and clearly show feelings still run deep in Northern Ireland.

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Blog carnival: Your favourite place on earth

It’s my great pleasure to host the 10th Lonely Planet Blogsherpa Blog Carnival. For this edition, I asked my fellow bloggers: Which is your favourite place on earth? Is it a country, a city, a village, a beach, a hut, a mountain, a hotel? Do you return all the time – or do you dream […]

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Kids and Dublin traffic – momentary musings

Why haven’t I noticed the busy Dublin traffic on previous trips? Walking the streets of Dublin with an active 5-year-old is a bit stressful.

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