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  • FOTA Wildlife Park: Ireland’s Hidden Gem

    FOTA Wildlife Park: Ireland’s Hidden Gem

    Nov 28, 2013 Ireland

    If you have been to zoos and wildlife parks before and you think you’ve seen it all, then think again. This remarkable wildlife park completely caught me by surprise. And that’s never happened with a zoo before.

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park – A Journey Back In Time

    Bunratty Castle & Folk Park – A Journey Back In Time

    Nov 27, 2013 Ireland

    Imagine being transported back in time 600 years to a small village in Ireland. A land of kings and knights, heroes and legends. This is all possible now, without a time machine, at Bunratty Castle.

  • The Cliffs Of Moher AKA The Princess Bride’s Cliffs Of Insanity

    The Cliffs Of Moher AKA The Princess Bride’s Cliffs Of Insanity

    Nov 20, 2013 Ireland

    The icy wind is wildly rushing past me, as I tiptoe closer to the edge. Far below waves crash like orchestral cymbals against the jagged cliffs with a deep, reverberating pounding that could almost be felt under my feet. It’s acutely cold and I shiver as …

  • Stepping Back In Time At King John’s Castle, Limerick

    Stepping Back In Time At King John’s Castle, Limerick

    Nov 11, 2013 Ireland

    Fresh from a major facelift launched in June 2013, this iconic landmark in Limerick, Ireland has been turning heads (for all the right reasons). So we had to find out what was going on and had the opportunity to visit this popular destination on our Irish…

  • 5 Great Places To Eat In Ireland & 1 Dish You Shouldn’t

    5 Great Places To Eat In Ireland & 1 Dish You Shouldn’t

    Nov 7, 2013 Ireland

    What is Colcannon? How about Black Pudding and did you know Limerick had the finest Italian restaurant where kid's cook free pizza? Come and enjoy our range of delightful Irish eats!

  • The Heavens Open Up At Giant’s Causeway

    The Heavens Open Up At Giant’s Causeway

    Nov 5, 2013 United Kingdom

    The low, menacing clouds drifted overhead as we arrived at the most popular tourist attraction in Northern Ireland, Giant’s Causeway. The visitors centre was unlike any other tourist attraction we’d seen in Ireland. Uber modern and sleek, it didn’t quite …

  • Cliffside Capers At Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland

    Cliffside Capers At Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Northern Ireland

    Nov 3, 2013 United Kingdom

    Wet, slightly slippery wooden planks, swaying in the wind over shark infested waters. How could I deny the adventure out into the biting cold rain in order to go where no Bender had gone before?

  • A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 3

    A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Day 3

    Oct 31, 2013 Ireland

    It’s a strange feeling the lack of bodies in your bed after so long. But it’s a luxurious feeling. The final day or my time in Ireland without the family. This one includes becoming pants-less after a Segway tour...

  • Traditional Irish Hospitality at Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin

    Traditional Irish Hospitality at Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin

    Oct 30, 2013 Ireland

    As soon as the plane touched down on the tarmac in Dublin, the sense of anticipation started growing. We were going to our first travel blogging conference, TBEX, and also exploring a country we had wanted to visit for a very long time. And we had found t…

  • 10 Things To Do In Dublin With Kids

    10 Things To Do In Dublin With Kids

    Oct 28, 2013 Ireland

    Erin was gone. It was just Miss 4 and Mr 3 with me for 3 whole days. No sweat, I was a very capable, hands-on dad. But this time it was different. I was in a brand new city, a new country, and didn’t know anyone and didn’t know where to go or what to do. …

  • A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Prelude

    A Travelling Mum Without Her Family In Ireland: Prelude

    Oct 28, 2013 Ireland

    I didn’t know it would be like this. I pottered around my room, turning over a brochure on the table, playing with the lamp fringe, blowing my hair out my face. I toddled over to the table for some chocolate and water, reading the thank you card from the …

  • Ireland

    Ireland

    Oct 6, 2013 Destinations

    This little country stole my heart with it's multiple shades of green, it's roaming animals and charming accents. What started out as a week stop for a travel conference became a month of craic!

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