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Posts from the ‘Holiday Type’ Category

14
Jul

The Lakes of Scotland

Ben Lomond

Ben Lomond

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 »

2
Jul

Wild Atlantic Way

Donegal

Donegal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 »

11
Jun

Discovering Rural Ireland

Doohoma Head - photo by Nuala Irwin

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 »

3
Jun

Number 1 – Romantic Spots in Northern Ireland

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 »

2
Jun

The Joy of Foraging

Brooklodge Hotel

Brooklodge Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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15
Apr

Easter Breaks at Home & Abroad

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Photo Credit: Failte Ireland

Spring has finally arrived and the fields are abound with sprightly lambs bouncing and bleating with the joy of life. The Easter bunny is busy packing his bag with chocolate eggs and other chocolatey treats, while parents are scouring the internet for things to do with the little ones during the holidays. Read more »

15
Apr

Easter Breaks – Sunshine, City & Ski Breaks

One Easter Sunday, many moons ago, I remember there was some confusion over the delivery of our Easter eggs. My Mum was adamant the Easter Bunny had delivered them, but being the playful bunny he was, he’d hidden them somewhere in the house. Thus ensued a frenzied search for our eggs made of chocolate. We ransacked the house for hours, but it was fruitless. The eggs were nowhere to be found.
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27
Mar

Mother’s Day

Spa Salveo- KnockrannyHouse

Knockranny Hotel Spa

When I was young and couldn’t sleep, Mum would sit in my room and tell me about a pink fluffy cloud. She’d describe it and tell me to lie on it and then, in a soft voice, she’d talk through relaxing every part of my body. I’d be asleep by the time she got to my knees. To this day, if I can’t sleep, I lie on my pink fluffy cloud. Read more »

25
Mar

Travel Clinic

4I get daily mails asking for holiday advice and hotel recommendations and it can be hard to give advice to people you don’t know. We’re all so different in our tastes and what we want out of a holiday, but I give ideas hoping to inspire someone to take a memorable holiday. Read more »

12
Mar

A Taste of Ireland’s Hidden Gems

Donegal

Donegal

I’ve been hiding from the world for the past month due to a bereavement. However, life never lets you hide for too long and soon you have to return to normal life. Read more »