Ireland

TravelIrelandfood

The Best places to eat in Cork City.

Cork is regarded as the restaurant capital of Ireland so there are lots of good places to choose from. Having lived there for a number of years here is my favourite places to dine out in. Scoozi’s A Cork institution Scoozi’s is one of the best places in Cork to eat for lunch. They do delicious burgers and pizzas. Their chicken wings with their own wing sauce is to die for. If you plan on going there for lunch there is usually ...
TravelIrelandDay Trips

A walk around Powerscourt Gardens

Last weekend I decided as I had nothing to do and wanted to get out of the house, to go on a trip to Powerscourt Estate in Wicklow Powerscourt House was originally an estate in the 18th century but now most famous for its gardens, which have been voted No 3 in the world by national geographic Thankfully the day I went the sun was out and it was a lovely summers day, which helps when you are spending the ...
TravelIrelandDay Trips

A tour of the Titanic Museum Belfast

 Having a weekend to myself with nothing to do I decided a fun trip would be to go to the Titanic Museum in Belfast. It is approximately an hour and a half drive from Dublin. Having never been in the North of Ireland before I thought it would be a nice day out. Getting There I never realised they do not use the metric system in the North.  This meant I was going at a ridiculously slow speed on the ...
TravelIrelandFestivals

Bloom in the Park 2016 – Not just a bed of roses

For those of you who don’t know, Bloom in the Park takes place every year in the Phonix Park in Dublin during the June bank holiday weekend. Bloom festival as the name suggests, is a garden festival.  It demonstrates gardens from the most renowned landscapers across the country. When I first heard of Bloom three years ago I didn’t think it was the type of festival I wanted to go to. Flowers are not my forte. As the summer approaches, I usually buy flowers ...
TravelIreland

A visit on a U.S Coastguard Ship

Last weekend a beautiful tall ship from the USA sailed into Dublin Harbour and gave members of the public an opportunity to come on board. The Barque Eagle ship was originally a German owned ship which was seized by the U.S as war reparations at the end of World War Two. The ship is now used as part of the US Coast Guard training.  Every cadet needs to spend a period of time on the ship to become an officer of ...
TravelIrelandEurope

50 things to do in Killarney: a locals guide

Killarney is one of the nicest places in Ireland to visit. I am not biased when I say that I swear. Even though I am local to the area I love exploring different parts of Killarney.  Whether you are into walking, nature, or just having a pint in the local pub there is something for everyone. Here are 50 things to do in Killarney 1.  Killarney National Park. The most well-known tourist attraction in Killarney has to be the Killarney National Park, with ...