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Posts tagged ‘Cork’


Ireland’s Treasures

Photo Credit: Northern Ireland Tourist Board

Photo Credit: Northern Ireland Tourist Board

Last week I wrote about girls weekend breaks in Lisbon and Bordeaux, two cities I love. However, no matter how much you want to, sometimes it’s just not possible to get a weekend abroad with the girls. Read more »


August Bank Holiday Shenanigans

Photo Credit: Durrow Scarecrow Festival

Photo Credit: Durrow Scarecrow Festival

Time flies when you’re having fun and I think everyone in Ireland has been having fun in the sun these past few weeks. How could we not enjoy basking in the sunshine beneath blue skies, the smell of BBQ’s lingering in the air? I was beginning to think our little island had taken a journey south. Read more »


My Top Irish Coastal Drives

There’s really nothing better than taking to the road, the ocean stretching out before you, with no plan, except to stop when something takes your fancy. Coastal drives tend to be a journey of discovery, special moments where you find hidden sandy coves, cosy pubs, deserted cliff-side trails and idyllic seaside villages. This is what I love about coastal drives. Read more »


Pet Friendly Holidays in Ireland

Photo Credit: Aghadoe Heights Hotel

Photo Credit: Aghadoe Heights Hotel

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The Perfect Getaway – Ballyvolane House, Co. Cork

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On my last visit to Waterford we couldn’t get out of the car for the rain. I promised I’d return in sunnier times and this weekend seemed as good as any. We packed our bags, heading southward bound and here’s my first tip  – come off the motorway at Cahir and weave through the countryside, over the Knockmealdown Mts via the Vee Drive. The narrow, winding road offers wonderful views over the lush fields of Tipperary and as you head further south, Cork is laid out before you.
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