7 08, 2020

Johnstown Castle – walk in the footsteps of history

By |2021-05-13T12:44:25+00:00August 7th, 2020|Ireland, Wexford, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

Johnstown Castle Estate Gardens were a recent re-discovery – and they didn’t disappoint. It’s been a few years since we visited the Castle just outside Wexford town and its Irish Agricultural Museum. Even though it was a little damp on our visit – well, it rained – we still thoroughly enjoyed the [...]

17 07, 2020

Kilmore Quay and Ballyhealy Beach – wow!

By |2021-05-13T12:44:55+00:00July 17th, 2020|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wexford, Ireland's Ancient East|2 Comments

Kilmore Quay and its iconic thatched cottages in south Wexford was the venue for a recent overnight staycation. A view of the sea, a walk on the beach and I’m a happy woman. And Kilmore Quay, nearby Ballyteige Burrow, and Ballyhealy Beach deliver all that. Kilmore Quay Kilmore Quay by night, with [...]

7 07, 2020

Raven Nature Reserve – trees, trails, and time by the sea

By |2021-05-13T12:45:19+00:00July 7th, 2020|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wexford, Ireland's Ancient East|2 Comments

Raven Nature Reserve at Curracloe in Co Wexford combines my twin loves in a walk – woodland and sea views! Essentially, the Nature Reserve at Raven Wood has the magnificent Curracloe Beach to the east. And, on the west, sheltered by the Corsican pines of the Wood, lie the North Slobs. The [...]

12 06, 2020

Coolmelagh waiting to be discovered

By |2021-09-14T14:02:33+00:00June 12th, 2020|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wexford, Wicklow, Ireland's Ancient East|4 Comments

You’ll find the Coolmelagh looped walks between Bunclody in north Wexford and Carnew in south Wicklow. You’ll also find stunning views of the Wicklow hills, which makes these Coillte and Wexford Walking Trail routes so worthwhile. From various vantage points, you can see the surrounding countryside of Wexford, Carlow, and on up [...]

4 06, 2020

Woodland wonder at Ballyfad Wood

By |2021-05-13T12:46:13+00:00June 4th, 2020|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wexford, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

If you love woodland walks, Ballyfad Wood in north Wexford is definitely one to check out. Ireland being Ireland, we need options on rainy days, and Ballyfad Wood, with its sheltered walks, ticks that box. As does Tomnafinnoge Woods in south Wicklow incidentally. Rich history Anyways, four trails loop through Ballyfad Wood, [...]

17 03, 2020

Tomnafinnoge Woods an oak treat in Wicklow

By |2021-09-14T14:18:34+00:00March 17th, 2020|Ireland, Wicklow, Ireland's Ancient East|2 Comments

Tomnafinnoge Woods near Tinahely, Co Wicklow, are a walker's treat. I'm biased, as I live near them, and regularly walk beneath the umbrella of oak trees. Winter or summer, you can seek cover or shade here. There are two entrances to the woodland - one located just off the Tinahely-Shillelagh Road and [...]

20 01, 2020

Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk wins top award

By |2021-05-13T12:52:24+00:00January 20th, 2020|Ireland, Wicklow, News, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

The Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk in Co Wicklow has just won a top award! It's been named Ireland's No. 1 Local Attraction in the Irish Independent's 2020 Reader Travel Awards. When my other half and I lived in Bray over 20 years ago, the Bray to Greystones cliff walk was a [...]

3 01, 2020

Great views from Cahore Cliff Walk

By |2021-05-13T12:53:15+00:00January 3rd, 2020|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wexford, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

Cahore Cliff Walk is a great boost for walkers in Wexford. Developed by the local Tidy Towns and Wexford County Council, it links Cahore Point and the Old Bawn Beach. For the record, Old Bawn Beach is one of my all-time favourite beaches. The wide stretches of sand, the sand dunes, the [...]

2 12, 2019

Glen Beach Cliff Walk, Wicklow – see the seals!

By |2021-07-07T14:44:18+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wicklow, Ireland's Ancient East|2 Comments

It's not every day you see grey seals but we saw them at Glen Beach Cliff Walk, one of the best places to walk in Wicklow! The walks kicks off on the outskirts of Wicklow town, and heads south to the fabulously named Lime Kiln Bay. Then it heads around to the [...]

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