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Category: Ireland

Clogh Oghaim (Ogham Stone)

So, what exactly is an Ogham Stone? An Ogham Stone is unique to Ireland and Wales and is a stone…

Rothe House

Between 1594 and 1610, Queen Elizabeth I was queen in the UK (until 1601 when James I inherited the throne),…

Ristorante Rinuccini

Unfortunately, we didn’t have a lot of luck with food in Ireland. It was difficult to find allergy friendly restaurants…

Church of St. Nicolas and the Knights Templar, Galway

The Templar Nights are immensely fascinating (to me)… not because of their reputation as a secret militaristic sect portrayed in…

The Kings Head Galway

The Kings Head was one of the few Galway sites we knew of before arriving in the city… apparently it…

About Galway and it’s Medieval Streets

Because we had very little time in Galway but still wanted to get to know a bit about this rather…

Re-Occupy Galway

We hadn’t planned to stay in Galway and entered the city under rather ominous circumstances. Our stop here was to…

Cork Walks

These walking trails link places and buildings of heritage interest throughout the city from the steps and steeples of Shandon,…

The English Market, Cork

The English Market on Grand Parade was one of the first things we discovered in Cork. I joked throughout our…

Greyhound Racing, Cork

Ok… I’ve been dreading this post… so let’s get the obvious out of the way first: I got into a…

Cork Heritage Pubs

Rather accidentally we discovered the Cork Heritage Pub Trail… unfortunately it was on one of our last days in the…

The Rock of Cashel

On the drive between Kilkenny and Cork, you won’t need GPS to help you find the Rock of Cashel. Simply…

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