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Fish for the big catch in Killybegs, County Donegal

There’s a sense of adventure in having the chance to hold a freshly-caught, big fish. In the Northwest, you catch most Mackerel and Pollock. Different fishing operators offer a range of fishing licenses – even lobsters! I caught a lot of fish. Evidence above. Killybegs Angling Charters – Fishing for big fish in […]

National Ploughing Championships, County Offaly

For Americans, this event feels like a very large county fair or 4H show. Mostly related to farming but they have activities for the whole family. My mom and I went at the suggestion of a relative we had never met who was a farmer and saw things we had never seen before! The things […]

The Falconry at Mount Falcon: County Mayo

Mount Falcon Estate has long been known as a getaway for fishermen as the River Moy, which flows through the estate, is Ire;land’s most prolific Wild Atlantic Salmon River. With the addition of the Falconry in early 2014 families have another activity to keep them enjoying this beautiful estate – a Hawk Walk! As your falconer […]

Meeting the Puffins on Skellig Michael: Co Kerry

A trip to Skellig Michael sometimes includes a rough sea crossing, but a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage site proves to be one of the most unforgettable experiences in Ireland. The island rises sharply out of the ocean and visitors are able to climb over 600 feet above sea level along stone stairs that […]

The Lucky Ducks of St Stephen’s Green: Dublin

While St Stephen’s Green is popular with locals and visitors needing a break from the city, during the 1916 uprising, the park was a battle site. The grounds keeper of the day James Kearney wouldn’t let revolution endanger his rare breeds of ducks. He convinced both sides to stop fighting for one hour a day […]

Three Reasons to Visit the Irish National Stud: Kildare, Co Kildare

Just 30 miles from Dublin, the Irish National Stud is a perfect place to explore just after arriving in Ireland or a nice afternoon trip from Dublin. Three reasons you should visit: The Horses.  The birthline of horse racing royalty across the globe can be traced back to the Irish National Stud.  From the beautiful […]

Great for Families: The Donkey Sanctuary in County Cork

The Donkey Sanctuary just outside the village of Liscarroll in the north western part of County Cork is a perfect family outing in Ireland.  Sweet, fuzzy faced donkeys in all colors and sizes roam the fields, approaching fences to get the attention of visitors…  Attention that is often metted out in long, luxurious petting and […]

The Saltee Islands – An Unrivalled Bird Sanctuary in Ireland’s Sunny Southeast

The Saltee Islands is comprised of a pair of privately owned, ancient islands, lying 3 miles off the coast of Kilmore Quay, County Wexford. The islands are well known to birdwatchers, and are considered to be one of the largest bird sanctuaries in the world. Over 220 species of bird have been recorded on the […]

The “Lucky” Headless Child of Prague and the Secrets of Bunratty: Co Clare

Although a stop at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park won’t put you off-the-beaten-path, a few things in the park are definitely worthy of “offbeat” status. Inside J.J. Corry’s Pub, just above one of the doors, a headless Child of Prague statue stands over everyone who enters and leaves. How’d something like that miss inspection? Well, […]

Horseback Riding on the Beach: Caherdaniel, Co Kerry

Imagine riding horses on the beach, in County Kerry. The wind wafts from the sea, surrounding you with its salty scent, while you are grounded in a more physical reality – that of the horse. Each step he takes is a reminder that you are firmly here in the present, exploring the narrow paths and […]

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