2 06, 2022

Delta Sensory Gardens an oasis of calm

By |2022-06-02T14:17:59+00:00June 2nd, 2022|Carlow, Ireland|Comments Off on Delta Sensory Gardens an oasis of calm

Delta Sensory Gardens in Carlow town are an oasis of peace. This is a wonderful collection of interconnecting gardens, set on 2.5 acres. As you walk around, your senses are treated to the sounds of waterfalls and birdsong. Your eyes will fall on flowers and foliage of different hues. Different surfaces from [...]

27 05, 2022

Courtown Woods – trees and trails to discover

By |2022-05-27T14:23:20+00:00May 27th, 2022|Ireland, Wexford|Comments Off on Courtown Woods – trees and trails to discover

Courtown Woods is a must-visit when you are visiting this seaside village in north Wexford. It dates back to pre-Famine times, and has a lovely mix of trails. Even better, there's a whiff of garlic in late-Spring, followed by beautiful bluebells in May. There are four short trails here, whereby you can [...]

6 04, 2022

Offaly at heart of Hidden Heartlands

By |2022-04-07T14:29:07+00:00April 6th, 2022|Offaly, Ireland's Hidden Heartlands, Ireland|Comments Off on Offaly at heart of Hidden Heartlands

Offaly is literally a hidden gem, with its wide-open spaces and stunning nature. Now part of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands, it is a great spot to switch gears and really relax and enjoy yourself. Lough Boora Discovery Park Lough Boora Discovery Park is ideal for families – and children love the Fairy Trail. [...]

30 03, 2022

Kilmacurragh Gardens – a heritage treasure trove in Wicklow

By |2022-03-30T15:49:53+00:00March 30th, 2022|Ireland, Wicklow, Ireland's Ancient East|Comments Off on Kilmacurragh Gardens – a heritage treasure trove in Wicklow

Kilmacurragh Gardens in Co Wicklow are a treat to walk around. If you can, April is a great time to visit, with Rhododendron Week usually the first week of the month. This year, 2022, Rhododendron Week at Kilmacurragh Gardens is from April 2-10. Did you know that Kilmacurragh Gardens is part of [...]

21 03, 2022

Mullaghmeen Forest a Westmeath wonder

By |2022-04-06T14:25:48+00:00March 21st, 2022|Ireland's Hidden Heartlands, Westmeath, Ireland|Comments Off on Mullaghmeen Forest a Westmeath wonder

Mullaghmeen Forest is worth a visit – well worth a detour off the Dublin-Sligo road into Co. Westmeath. This is one hidden gem you must add to your bucket list! Mullaghmeen Forest is located between Castlepollard and Oldcastle and is the largest planted beech forest in Ireland. Best of all, this is [...]

3 03, 2022

The Columban Way opens up in Carlow

By |2022-03-10T14:44:29+00:00March 3rd, 2022|Carlow, Ireland, News|Comments Off on The Columban Way opens up in Carlow

The Columban Way is a new trail, starting in Mount Leinster, Co Carlow, and snaking through Ireland to Bangor in Northern Ireland. We attended the recent launch of the Carlow leg of The Columban Way, in the company of soccer legend Paul McGrath. Also present were representatives of Carlow and Wexford County [...]

4 02, 2022

Three Rocks Trail is a Wexford wonder

By |2022-02-07T09:56:41+00:00February 4th, 2022|Ireland, Wexford|Comments Off on Three Rocks Trail is a Wexford wonder

Three Rocks Trail and Carrigfoyle Lake just outside Wexford are a treat! The trail starts at Ferrycarrig, goes through Barntown, and then over the Forth Mountain. We joined it at the 1798 Memorial just outside Barntown, took in Carrigfoyle Lake, and set off to see the three rocks! As with all Wexford [...]

23 09, 2021

Birr Castle is home to walks and waterfalls

By |2021-11-24T13:43:56+00:00September 23rd, 2021|Offaly, Ireland|Comments Off on Birr Castle is home to walks and waterfalls

Birr Castle Demesne is a walker’s paradise. There’s 120 acres of parklands, 10km of scenic walks, rivers, a waterfall, and a lake. It is also home to one of Europe’s finest plant collections, the world’s tallest box hedge, the Great Telescope, and Ireland’s tallest treehouse! If you have any interest in photography, [...]

25 08, 2021

Lismore – walk in the footsteps of pilgrims and paupers

By |2021-08-25T14:40:07+00:00August 25th, 2021|Waterford, Ireland, Celtic Routes, Ireland's Ancient East|Comments Off on Lismore – walk in the footsteps of pilgrims and paupers

Lismore in Co Waterford is a wonderful step back in time. A heritage town, you’ll find many of the shop fronts just as they were for decades. Overlooking the River Blackwater and backgrounded by the Knockmealdown Mountains, it’s a delight to wander around. It's also home to Lismore Castle ... There has [...]

13 08, 2021

St Declan’s Way is food for the soul

By |2021-08-13T17:13:46+00:00August 13th, 2021|Waterford, Tipperary, Ireland, Ireland's Ancient East|Comments Off on St Declan’s Way is food for the soul

Saint Declan’s Way is a pilgrim walking route in Ireland. It links Cashel in Co. Tipperary and Ardmore in Co. Waterford. Guest blogger Margaret O'Flynn recounts her steps following the pilgrim route ...  St Declan is reputed to have walked from Ardmore to Cashel to meet with St Patrick in the Fifth [...]

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