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Planning Your Visit to Ireland? Lay Siege to a Castle!

There may be more impressive castles in Ireland than Maynooth Castle, but this is certainly one of the oldest, and arguably, one of the most interesting and historically significant. Although Ireland is well known for its castles, they’re… Read More

Planning Your Visit to Ireland? Walk in the Footsteps of St Féichín at Fore

St Féichín’s Way is a 3km loop walk around the ancient monastic settlement at Fore. It takes in a selection of the historic sites associated with the monastery, as well as areas of natural beauty. Fore comes from the Irish Fhobhair, meaning ‘the town of the water springs’. The monastery was founded there by St Féichín in 630AD, where it is said  there were as many as three hundred monks and two thousand students in residence at any one time, so it was quite a busy and thriving community in its heyday.

Planning Your Visit to Ireland? The Dublin Writer’s Museum.

If you like all things literary and historic, then you will love this unique little museum. It has no fancy gizmos and gimmicks, like most modern museums; it relies purely on great content in glass cases, just like… Read More

Planning your Visit to Ireland? See the Oldest Tree in Ireland.

Most of you will no doubt be aware by now that I have returned to full-time education. Well, I’m about to start my second year, but you can imagine how my ears pricked up during last year’s induction… Read More

Planning your Visit to Ireland? Newbridge Silverware

What I liked most about Newbridge Silverware was its Museum of Style Icons. Here you can see famous outfits worn by stars of the silver screen such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Elizabeth Taylor. It particularly struck me was how tiny all these women were… such big personalities with such tiny waists and small stature.