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  • There’s no place like home - Things to do in County Waterford, Ireland

    There’s no place like home: County Waterford, Ireland

    There’s no place like home right? The last few weeks have been pretty busy preparing for a long-overdue summer trip home. Aside from catching up with friends and a million errands, I’m most looking forward to spending time with the family of course and driving around the Déise in Co Waterford, revisiting some favourite sites. Disclaimer: This post…

  • 5 Unmissable places to visit in Ireland | Things to do in Ireland | Ireland Trip

    5 Unmissable places to visit in Ireland

    This is an incredibly hard list to write. I mean incredibly. 5 Unmissable places to visit in Ireland? Only five? So I’m cheating a little and adding some together. Look it’s my list so I can ok? Some of these are pretty touristy but then again there’s a reason for so many people going there.…

  • 10 Unmissable pubs to visit in Dublin's city centre

    10 Unmissable pubs to visit in Dublin’s city centre

    “Good puzzle would be to cross Dublin without passing a pub”, mused Leopold Bloom in James Joyce’s Ulysses. Yes (and it’s been solved), but why on earth would you want to? When I started, this list was 3 Unmissable pubs to visit in Dublin, then became five, then ten, then limited to the city centre…

  • Books to read while travelling in Scotland, Norway, Iceland and Ireland

    Books to read while travelling in Scotland, Norway, Iceland and Ireland

    Sometimes people joke that I travel just so I can read in peace and quiet. In fact, when we set off on the Northwest Passage I packed over thirty books. It’s not completely true but I can’t set off without books to read and I especially love reading something set in the country I’m visiting. It’s…

  • Hiking in Ireland - The Art O Neill Challenge

    Hiking in Ireland: The Art O Neill Challenge

    How about a nice 53km walk in Dublin and Wicklow, starting at midnight, non-stop, in January, through the mountains, snow, bog and fog? Sounds good Dad, I’m in. And that’s how I ended up committing to the Art O Neill Challenge, and challenge being the operative word. One of Ireland’s most grueling hikes, The Art…

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