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July 03, 2018

A Photographer's Trip to Ireland

June 20, 2018

Rolling green hills. Jagged cliffs with a mind of their own. Ancient ruins awaiting to share their stories.

This is Ireland. And images of her scenery continue to win over the hearts of people all around the world. Maybe it’s the unparalleled shade of emerald found...

11 Reasons to Visit Scotland in the Off Season

April 04, 2018

People often balk at the idea of traveling in the off-season. Some simply can't get the time off work but for those who can, traveling in the period between October and February can be even more rewarding than traveling in high-season - especially when it comes to countries...

Giant's Causeway: The Legend of Finn MacCool

April 04, 2018

The beautiful Giant’s Causeway captivates thousands of Northern Ireland visitors to the Causeway Coast each year. Its uneven, hexagon-shaped rocks form into mounds and extend from land to sea. Quite extraordinarily, 40,000 basalt columns make up this “must-see” Northern...

15 Secrets of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

April 04, 2018

Malin Head

Located in County Donegal,Malin Head is the most northerly point of the island of Ireland. The spot was previously used in World War II as a base for  surveillance over the Atlantic. Today, the base is used by the Irish Meteorological Service.Malin Head is a...

Ireland’s Relationship with the Potato

April 04, 2018

The potato is widely thought to have been introduced to Ireland in 1586 by an American,  Sir Walter Raleigh. The potatoes grown by Raleigh were not the potatoes we know today. Raleigh’s potato was a sweet potato and some people believe that the potato as we know it was not...

The Oldest & Highest Pubs in Ireland

April 04, 2018

I had heard various claimants for the throne of Ireland's oldest pub before but the two that kept coming up were The Brazen Head in Dublin and Sean's Bar, Athlone. After a little research, a third claimant entered the race - Grace Neill's in Donaghdee, Co. Down. It is worth...

Why Visit Scotland

April 04, 2018

Scotland may be tucked behind Ireland and England, but there are plenty of reasons to make it a priority on your trip to the United Kingdom.

Wild Atlantic Way

April 04, 2018

From Malin Head in Co. Donegal to Kinsale in Co. Cork, through regions like Connemara, Galway Bay and Kerry, it's the longest defined coastal drive in the world.

Here, the ocean's force has carved a coast of wild, raw beauty. Huge Atlantic rollers crash and churn, shaping...

Top 5 Spectator Sports in Ireland

April 04, 2018

1. Gaelic & Hurling

Although very different, Gaelic football and Hurling are the two most popular sports of Ireland. The two sports are controlled by the same governing body - the GAA. The traditional sports are unique and provide a great spectacle for both players and fans....