Touring Tuesdays

After a brief hiatus, we’re happy to be back with our intrepid traveler and photographer, James Shields! Newgrange One of the most famous heritage sites in Ireland, I’ve been going to Newgrange since I was a small boy, and it’s always been an inspiration for me. At almost 5,000 years old, the site is older […]

Fore Abbey, Co. Westmeath It was a glorious spring day when we set out for Fore Abbey in County Westmeath. This tiny village hides some fantastic medieval ruins, most notably the 13th century Benedictine monastery.   The monastic settlement was originally founded by St Féchín (insert “feck” joke of your choice) in the 7th century, […]

This week we travel to Derry with James Shields.   In the summer of 2015, we found ourselves in the walled city of Derry (or Londonderry, if you prefer). It’s a fascinating place, steeped in history, and well worth a visit. It is the only walled town left in Ireland, and the only completely walled […]

This week, please join Louis D’Alton on a visit to Dunluce Castle.   A trip to Ireland would not be complete without a foray to the North. One of my favourite spots to visit is Dunluce castle on the very northern tip of the Irish coast. I first discovered this by accident travelling to the […]

Welcome to another installment of Touring Tuesdays! By James Shields On touring Tuesdays we’ll try to bring you to all the famous sites of Ireland, but today I thought I’d go off the beaten track and give you an example of one of the many hidden sites that can be found around the country. It […]

Today’s Touring Tuesday post is about a new attraction in Dublin – an escape room on a boat that will hopefully ‘launch’ in the spring across from the CCD. Escape rooms are currently all the rage, and this might be the kind of diversion you would like to add to your trip to Dublin – […]