Howth market

According to an Irish Times article “you can’t beat the setting. Spectacular views, jangling boats, crisp air, the occasional sociable seal breaking the surface” – Howth Harbour makes for a wonderful outing (on a sunny day). Originally just a small fishing village, Howth with its surrounding rural district is now a busy suburb of Dublin, with a […]

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Mourne Mountains road trip

Looking for Narnia? The real portal to the magical kingdom is only a car drive away – for those living in Ireland…. Did you know that the Mourne Mountains were a favorite place of writer C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) and an inspiration for his ‘Chronicles of Narnia’? Lewis was a close friend of J. R. R. […]

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The highest pub in Ireland

1789 was a historic year in Ireland. The year of the United Irishmen, the Wexford Rising…. and the foundation of Johnnie Fox’s pub at Glencullen, well hidden in Dublin mountains. After driving through a snowy area and taking some pics in the freezing cold…. …. we could hardly wait to enjoy the warmness of this […]

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Why I adore Connemara?

There are some regions in Ireland that you need to visit more than once to like it, especially if the weather is bad. But not Connemara. It’s one of my fave parts of Ireland… and it’s not because of the Kylemore Abbey or the N59 Road through the rugged Twelve Bens mountain range – just […]

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