The Ring of Kerry is a stunning Irish coastal ring route and a national natural treasure. We found a man who knows the Ring as intimately as we know the drive home. Tour guide and general Kerry know-it-all, John Hickey, takes us on a detailed view-by-view tour of this enchanted stretch of Ireland’s landscape… Depart [...]
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It’s the giddy first day of your holiday, you suck in a tantalising first breath of your exciting new surroundings, and bound into the hotel lobby with the springing step of someone whose office is thousands of miles away. Key card in the slot and open sesame! You’re in your deliciously calm, crisp-sheeted room. What [...]
Our young American friend, Sarah McNaughton, shares some tales from her three-day trip around Ireland’s southwest on the famous Paddywagon.
With years of gracing the covers of travel brochures and magazines, Carrick-a-Rede has to be the supermodel of bridges. It has a classic striking profile: light rope bridge hanging precariously over a chasm of rocky cliffs and blue-green waters. It’s tall, like any leggy model, at 23 metres above the crashing Atlantic. And it has [...]
Meet Declan Mills. He’s a Ghost Guide on the Ghostbus, a revamped double-decker that’s been haunting the streets of Dublin for over 10 years. He’s agreed to talk to us just before the spookiest event on Ireland’s calendar: Halloween. The cynic in me has to immediately ask him, does anyone ever actually see anything on [...]
“Rain is…very difficult to film, particularly in Ireland because it’s quite fine, so fine that the Irish don’t even acknowledge that it exists.” – Alan Parker, director of “The Commitments” Poor old Ireland, continually painted as the rainy isle where you’ll get drenched running from car to door. Always keen to bust a myth or [...]
Now you all know us Irish are humble to the bone, and are loath to ever mention our accomplishments. So naturally you know we’d hate to make a fuss, or call attention to ourselves, but we thought we’d quietly point out that the holiday coming up on the 31st October, the second biggest celebration [...]