Sitting neatly at the edge of Lough Ree, Wineport Lodge looks like it has always been there. The forested shore camouflages the wooden lodge, while boats and ducks bob happily on the lake in front. Read more
Festival of Flight. Photo Credit: Belfast Telegraph
Northern Ireland is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance in the world travel scene, with visitors coming from all over the world to enjoy the great scenery on show. Read more
Croagh Patrick, Westport. Photo Credit: Destinationwestport
My first view of Croagh Patrick was on a winter’s day. A storm had raged on the west coast for three days and finally, it blew itself out. We had approached Westport from Louisberg and were not prepared for our first glimpse of Clew Bay.
Eilean Donan Castle
The image of Eilean Donan Castle has long been used to portray the beauty of Scotland. Read more
The Scottish Highlands
This was not a trip I’d planned to do alone. In fact, the route we were taking was one our friends did for their honeymoon. Albeit, their trip was taken over a leisurely fortnight and ours would be just 5 days. Read more
We stood on the shore of the lake watching yachts glide and speedboats zip through the water. The distant sound of a low-flying aircraft caught my attention, but I was entranced by the scene before me; a rising sun emerging shyly above the towering Ben Lomond. Read more
It seems to be the buzz word of the summer – The Wild Atlantic Way. I’ve heard it on the radio and TV, read about it in the papers and have been talking about it myself. Of course, it’s not like this is something ‘new’. The Wild Atlantic Way is simply the stunning, wild and rugged west coastline of Ireland. Read more
Doohoma Head – photo by Nuala Irwin
This morning on Ireland AM we looked at some of the beautiful rural retreats around Ireland. (Watch the slot here) Read more
Romantic trips generally involve a trip to a nice hotel or cosy B&B, good food, wine and quiet time, all shared with your loved one. Of course, some people may prefer something a little more active, like a a city-break with evenings spent in buzzy bars and afternoons browsing shops and visiting galleries or a healthy weekend of trekking or cycling. Whatever floats your boat, you won’t have to look to distant shores to find it. Read more
I was born in Wicklow, so I guess I’m biased when I say it’s one of Ireland’s most beautiful counties. I’ve trekked through the barren and remote Sally Gap, scrambled up the steep peak of the big Sugarloaf and rambled through Djouce and Devil’s Glen forests.