Weather is always a fair topic in Ireland. Even when the weather itself isn’t.
Fota House & Gardens: Summer is Here!
Summer has finally arrived! I should probably *knock wood* when I say that, but I’m still basking in the glow of a glorious, sunny Ireland.
Travel: the Best Thing is also the Worst Thing
People can turn a travel nightmare into a hilarious adventure, and a quiet cup of tea into a golden memory you cherish for the rest of your days.
Fun photo essay: a visit to Elizabeth Fort
Getting a peek into one of the best preserved star forts in Ireland: Elizabeth Fort
Photo Essay: St. Patrick’s Day in Cork
Some snaps of the local St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Cork, Ireland.
Romancing the Stones of Charles Fort
Charles Fort in Co. Cork, Ireland: historical, brooding, flirtatious, and …romantic.
The River Wild-lee (the River Lee!)
Despite flowing through the heart of Ireland’s second biggest city, the River Lee is full of wildlife – even whales!
Today's post is written by Dario! He's been promising me a guest post for some time, so when Silvia from Trippando told me about a contest she and Travel – Moments in Time were having for writing about beaches, I thought this would be the perfect moment to nudge him into action. Having nearly …
Featured photo: Skellig Michael sunset + sheep
Beara Peninsula, Ireland I have to say, I think the Ring of Beara kicks the pants off the Ring of Kerry, which is no small feat! It's not nearly as touristy and the driving is trickier (no bus tours, I believe), with much narrower, windier roads — and it is totally worth it! Dario …
The Cork Butter Museum (yes, seriously)
A visit to the holy of holies, the Cork Butter Museum. A tongue twister, too!
Cork, Ireland I was walking along the River Lee with Dario, enjoying the fresh air and taking in the sight of beautiful swans on the river, while making sure to stay clear of the runners on the path. As we approached the Mardyke Bridge, we heard singing. The wonderful voice you hear belongs to Rory …
Featured photo: Cork heron
Cork, Ireland While walking along the River Lee today, I had the good fortune to spy a heron who was less shy than usual. In the background is the Holy Trinity Church (some interior shots can be found here.) As I only had the wee camera on me, I was not up to any fancy …
Cork St. Patrick’s Day Parade
ps: Wrote a short article for Examiner.com – "St. Patrick's Day: Bigger, better, and greener than ever." pps: A friend of mine just hipped me to this hilarious website: Paddy, Not Patty.
Top 5 in Cork — x 3!
Cork, Ireland I was recently asked to do a guest post for GotSaga.com about the Top 5 in Cork. I asked if they wanted County Cork or Cork city, but by the time I got the answer, it was too late! I was already off and running — I had THREE top 5 lists! …
Southwest Co. Cork
17 Dec. 2010 Co. Cork, Ireland Dario's parents were in town for a brief holiday visit. Other than an afternoon outing to Blarney Castle, most of their time had been spent in the city. We both really wanted to show them some of the beautiful Irish countryside and coast so they would have a better …
The Cork Accent
Found this on the Peoples Republic of Cork forums, where folks were quite outraged at his representation. Mention of broken legs and such, eek! …I have to say, I found it pretty funny. It's a bit Yoda-fied, but still funny. (I hope Janet, of Journalist On The Run, will forgive me for chuckling a bit.) …
Blarney, Ireland I finally had an excuse to visit Blarney Castle! Dario’s family was visiting from Italy, so I took the opportunity to head up the hill and gain the gift of eloquence (about time!). I dragged my friend, Steven, along, too. He’s a bad, bad Irishman and had never been there. That situation is …
Cork: South Parish
Cork, Ireland Tourist information offices are easy to dismiss as being designed for, well, tourists. They are also, however, a great source of information for locals who would like to learn about upcoming events as well as a bit of history. Handily enough, the Cork tourist office has 2 brochures published by the Cork City …