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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? 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.

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Planning a Visit to Ireland? The Split Rock of Easkey

The Split Rock is a giant boulder thought to have been carried down the slopes of the Ox Mountains and dumped in its current position by glaciers. But of course what really happened is it was thrown by the hand of that mighty legendary hero of Ireland, Fionn mac Cumhall.