Category archives: Ireland

Mizen Head

Mizen Head
Visiting Mizen Head is a wonderful day-trip. The peninsula is probably most well known as being the most southerly point in Ireland. Indeed, the famed Malin (most northerly point) to Mizen roadtrip is a regular fundraising activity for charities across the country. In most cases people cycle the route but...

Dursey Island Loop

Dursey Island Loop
I’ve been writing a lot about islands lately. My most recent post was all about Garinish Island. Before that I wrote a detailed guide to Skellig Michael. Now, Dursey Island completes the trio. Dursey holds its own in such illustrious company. The Dursey Island Loop is a 14km waymarked trail...

Garinish Island

Garinish Island
Garinish Island (also known as Ilnacullin) is a 37 acre garden island located in Bantry Bay off the coast of Cork in the south west of Ireland. I never knew garden islands existed before visiting Garinish in September 2021. It's pretty much exactly what it says on the tin, an...

Visiting Skellig Michael

Visiting Skellig Michael
Skellig Michael is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One of only 3 sites in Ireland with this designation. The others being Newgrange and the Giant's Causeway. It's pretty easy to see why Skellig Michael keeps such illustrious company. In a word, the island is spectacular. Visiting Skellig Michael...

The Kerry Cliffs

The Kerry Cliffs
I have a friend from Ballymacelligott near Tralee in County Kerry. If any of you have friends from county Kerry, you probably know the same old story. The pride that Kerry folk have for their county is phenomenal. I made the mistake of telling my pal I was planning a...

Bog Poem

Bog Poem
Ok. So the main purpose of this blog is to to provide information and advice for people who are interested in getting out into the beautiful countryside that we are lucky to have in Ireland. I reference Sport Ireland on my homepage which gives a fantastic county by county guide...