Irish Outdoors

  • Tips for Winter Walks

    We love winter walks. The air is fresh, many trees and plants take on a beautiful new appearance, and the sunlight and exercise can keep the winter blues away Here, we’ll take a look at some charming trails suited to winter walking, and then give tips on how to take the best pictures and keep […]

  • Irish Scary Sites Volume 3: Haunted Houses and Spooky Ruins

    Irish history could comfortably be described as “eventful”. In fact, “tragic,” “dramatic” and “gothic” would also frequently apply Combine our eventful past with our powerful weather, inspiring landscapes and then our love of storytelling, and it’s no surprise that we have a disproportionate number of ghost stories and spooky sites. Halloween is a perfect time […]

  • Best Places to Watch the Leaves Change

    There’s a simple thing that Irish people often miss when they move abroad – seasons Watching plants transform to dramatic shades of red, brown and yellow, before disappearing and returning, is magical, eternal and reassuring. Those of you with long memories might remember the term “deciduous” from primary school. Deciduous, as opposed to evergreen trees, […]

  • Ireland’s Best Wild Camping Spots

    At first glance, camping and Ireland might not go hand in hand: The weather (as you might have noticed!) can be cold and unpredictable, leading to a bracing encounter with the elements if you don’t have the right tent or camping gear. However, Ireland is also legendarily scenic, and we have an abundance of camping-friendly […]

  • Storyteller’s Footprints – Irish Mythical Sites

    It makes sense that much of Ireland’s landscape has a colourful story behind it. The land is inspiring and diverse; and it’s always had a disproportionate number of poets, songwriters and storytellers. So, it’s perhaps inevitable that Ireland has produced a rich tradition of folklore that flourishes to this day. And, as you might expect, […]

  • Hidden Gems – Ireland’s Underrated Beaches

    Ireland should be better known for its beaches. Yes, it’s well-established that we don’t enjoy the balmy sunshine of other famous sandy locations, like Spain or the Seychelles. But what we lack in guaranteed sun, we make up for with stunning vistas, unusual landscapes and rich variety (in everything from sand quality to landscapes to […]