History

  • Christmas Markets

    Ireland’s Best Christmas Markets and the Historic Origins of this Festive Tradition Did you know that Christmas markets are a centuries-old tradition dating back to the middle ages? During this round-up of the best Christmas markets in Ireland, we took a look at how this festive tradition originally came to be. In recent years, Christmas […]

  • Lough Tay

    Stunning Views

    6 of Ireland’s Most Stunning Views We might not get the best weather in this country of ours, but there’s no denying the fact that we live on an island with an abundance of natural beauty. Everyone has their favourite Irish viewpoints, and it’s impossible to pick the definitive best, but here we present our […]

  • Spooky Dublin

    Paranormal Dublin – 9 Spooky locations As a country blessed intermittently by sunshine and even temperate weather, Ireland is becoming known as an activity based destination. While ghostly hauntings and general paranormal activity in itself would not necessarily prove a huge draw, it certainly appears to be a pursuit that is growing and catered for […]

  • Irish Battle Sites

    Irish Battle Sites

    Ireland’s Battle Sites & The Walks Around Them Over the centuries, the Irish landscape has been the setting for countless historical battles, some of which helped shape modern Ireland. With this in mind, we’ve handpicked four walking trails near some of the most famous battle sites for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. Battle of Kinsale These […]

  • Pilgrim Trails II

    Irish Pilgrim Trails Part II Rich in pilgrim tradition and spiritual history, Ireland is home to a number of Pilgrim Walks. Following the response to our article 4 Of The Best Irish Pilgrim Trails, we’re back with four more fantastic trails in Cork, Donegal, Mayo and Kerry for you to enjoy. St Finbarr’s Pilgrim Path, […]

  • Clonmacnoise

    Pilgrim Trails

    4 Of The Best Irish Pilgrim Trails Rich in pilgrim tradition and spiritual history, Ireland is home to a number of Pilgrim Walks While some incorporate some hill walking and are geared towards more experienced hikers, some trails are located inland on the flat land and others visit the shores of Ireland’s lakes. Here’s everything […]

  • Holy Wells

    Interview with Olive Keane, talking to Phil Dunphy OSi Originally a native of Fermoy Co Cork, Olive Keane attended school in Carrick-On-Suir and studied at University College, Cork, where she was awarded a BA in Irish and Archaeology. In 2014, Olive retired from teaching in Ardmore Co Waterford. Olive has for several years been interested […]