25 06, 2021

Dunmore East Coastal Walk – dramatic cliffs, stunning scenery

By |2021-06-28T11:56:43+00:00June 25th, 2021|Waterford, Ireland, Celtic Routes, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

Dunmore East Coastal Walk is a pretty special addition to Waterford’s seaside town. Now, as well as walking round this scenic little town, you get to explore the dramatic headlands as well. We visited in June when the weather was, well, misty. Outdoor dining was allowed, indoor dining was not! So, Dunmore [...]

15 06, 2021

Saltee Islands – a haven of calm and birds in Wexford

By |2021-06-28T12:00:03+00:00June 15th, 2021|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wexford, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

The Saltee Islands in Co. Wexford are a haven of calm and birds, including the island's famed puffin residents! They're a treasure hiding in plain sight, just 5km off the coast of Kilmore Quay. The bird sanctuary - home to the aforementioned puffins, along with gannets and gulls - are a magnet [...]

19 05, 2021

Fab four walking trails to explore Ireland

By |2021-05-19T14:11:56+00:00May 19th, 2021|Ireland, Northern Ireland, News, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

These are just four fab walking trails to explore Ireland. With an epic coastline, stunning mountain ranges, and endless amounts of beautiful spaces, a walking holiday in  Ireland is next to unbeatable. We've got countless walking trails suited to all ranges of fitness and ability. So, you can go short or long, [...]

9 09, 2020

Greenways – discover these walking gems

By |2021-05-13T12:43:54+00:00September 9th, 2020|Ireland, Celtic Routes, News, Ireland's Ancient East, Wild Atlantic Way|0 Comments

Ireland's greenways were a haven of sanity for many in the past year. The Covid-19 lockdown had many people discovering hiking and walking trails in their locality. Of course, we’re not the only ones to love our countryside. In 2018, three million tourists to Ireland engaged in hiking/cross country walking and cycling. [...]

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 [...]

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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