Drumcliffe’s Historic St. Columba’s Church

St Columba's - Drumcliffe © Travel Signposts

St. Columba’s Church Site Has Been A Place of Pilgrimage For Over 1,500 Years: “Under Bare Benbulben’s Head In Drumcliffe Churchyard Yeats Is Laid….” and although Drumcliffe is best known around the world as the final resting place of William B. Yeats, the site on which St. Columba’s Church stands has been a place of […]

Drumcliffe – Final Resting Place of William B. Yeats

William B. Yeats' Grave, Drumcliffe

Under Bare Benbulben’s Head In Drumcliffe Churchyard Yeats Is Laid: Driving south from Donegal to Sligo, we make a stop at Drumcliffe, a town best known as the final the resting place of William B. Yeats.  Yeats’ grave is in the churchyard of St. Columba’s Church where his great grandfather, John Yeats, was Rector in […]

Bunratty Folk Park – A Glimpse into Rural Life in the Past

Bunratty Folk Park, Co. Clare, Ireland

A Recreation of What Rural Life Was Like in Ireland Over 100 Years Ago: For a glimpse into rural life in Ireland in the past, we paid a visit to the Bunratty Folk Park in Bunratty, County Clare.   The Folk Park is set within the grounds of Bunratty Castle and is one of the most visited […]

A Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle

Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle

A Medieval Banquet with the Earl of Thomond: At Bunratty Castle in County Clare we had an opportunity to experience a medieval banquet. Ah, but weren’t they all carnivores during that time and should non-meat eaters like us attend a medieval banquet?  Our tour director convinced us that an evening at Bunratty Castle is an […]

The Legend of Finn McCool and the Giant’s Causeway

Giant's Causeway - Ireland

It was Finn McCool Who Built The Giant’s Causeway … As the Legend Goes: The Causeway Coast and its mystical Glens region is steeped in folklore, myths and magic. A favourite legend is that of Finn McCool, one of Ireland’s greatest folk heroes. Legend of Finn McCool As the Legend of Finn McCool goes – […]

The Giant’s Causeway – Antrim Coast

Giant's Causeway - Antrim Coast

Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site is Most Fascinating : The Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located on the north Antrim Coast, an area of outstanding natural beauty.  Thousands of visitors come to this part of the north Irish coast just to see these intriguing rock formations which are […]

Cong – The Village of "The Quiet Man"

Cong

Cong Still Thrives on the Fame of The Quiet Man: We knew nothing about Cong but soon find out that this is the village of “The Quiet Man”, a 1952 romantic comedy-drama starring Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne. Our morning stop at the village of Cong is for a quick cup of coffee and a […]

Kissing the Blarney Stone – Blarney Castle

Kissing the Blarney Stone..

Kissing the Blarney Stone – The Quest for the Gift of the Gab: Like most visitors on Irish tours, we were brought to Blarney Castle to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone. It is believed that anyone who kisses the Blarney Stone will be blessed with the ‘gift of the gab’ and it seems that over […]