With its rolling hills, cosy pubs, beautiful scenery and quaint towns, Ireland regularly comes out on top as one of the most romantic countries in the world.
Royal County Down The Royal County Down Golf Club is, located in Newcastle, County Down in Northern Ireland. It opened 127 years ago and is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland. It has two 18-hole links courses, the Championship Course and the Annesley Links.
One of the routes, as you travel to Dublin from the south of Ireland, takes you past the iconic St. James’ Gates of Dublin’s famous Guinness brewery. Adjoining, is the Guinness Storehouse, a Visitor’s Centre, which graphically details the workings of this world-famous brewery since its inception in 1759.
Ireland’s remote Beaches Hidden Gems of the Wild Atlantic Way Ireland’s beaches are considered by many as the most breath-taking in the world.
We went on a long cycle through the coastal back roads of west cork at the start of February. We decided to head off as we were finally experiencing one of those beautiful clear crisp sunny days that unfortunately occurs only rarely in this beautiful part of the wild south of Ireland.
Ireland has a predominantly Catholic population. The religion is understood to have been brought to Ireland in the early fifth century by the country’s patron saint, St. Patrick. Prior to the introduction of Christianity, the Irish people had a very different belief system of which little is now known.
A ‘once in a lifetime trip to Ireland’ is impossible – You can’t visit just once. The landscape, the people and atmosphere make it difficult for anyone who has experienced it to stay away for too long.
The Irish are well known around the world for their way with words, sometimes referred to as the Gift of the Gab.
Ireland has a very sophisticated whiskey tasting trail throughout the country. My focus this weekend was on the West of Ireland and the loveliest little city in Ireland – Galway.
Need to experience something real? Touch something that is older then everything you know? There is a need in most of us to place ourselves in history. Stand in a stone ruin, carved by hand by people who had families, told stories and had their own ambitions and needs.