See Medieval Ireland in Glendalough – County Wicklow

Main Entrance with Double Arch

St. Kevin – a Man who rejected a life of Privilege to live as a Hermit : From a distance we see Glendalough monastery’s round tower, a 30 m slender tower that has stood firmly in the ground here since the 8th century.  Glendalough is famous for its monastic settlement and what remains  here is […]

Single and Seeking the Prospect of Romance….?

Cupid may be at Lisdoonvarna

150 years of Matchmaking in Lisdoonvarna: If you’re single and are looking for love and romance, why not join thousands of Irishmen and women at the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival in County Clare this September and early October. Lisdoonvarna is one of Europe’s biggest singles events and apart from enjoying all of the good-natured fun and […]

Cobh – Ireland

Cobh and St. Coleman's Cathedral

Cobh, the Queenstown Story: Cobh is a town of three names (Cobh, Cove and Queenstown) and millions of memories. Many books and novels have been written about the Great Famine in Ireland in the 1800′s, the mass exodus of people in search of a better life elsewhere, and the pain and suffering during their journey. […]

Tour Routes in Ireland

Map of Ireland

Where to go on your Irish trip A Suggested Route for a Comprehensive Irish Tour Ireland has more than enough places of interest to stand on its own as a tour destination, but it is often combined with England and/or Scotland in Europe tour itineraries. The following tour route is pretty comprehensive and would take […]

Ireland Travel

Blarney Castle

Ireland Travel – a Four-leaf Clover Europe Tour to be sure! Ireland travel is remarkably relaxing. Somehow, the pace of an Irish tour, no matter how crammed full of sights and activities, seems slower and more leisurely than travelling elsewhere in Europe. Ireland may have a thriving, world-class IT industry, but in the countryside and […]