Birthplace of Michael Collins

At home with Michael Collins

On a tour of West Cork, one of our most enjoyable days of the trip was spent in Clonakilty. Clonakilty is a bustling town about 1 hours drive from Cork city. It is known for its pudding but we were there for a Michael Collins tour with Tim Crowley from the Michael Collins Centre. Along with seeing some of the rugged West Cork countryside we … Continue reading At home with Michael Collins

Lissadell House

The light of evening, Lissadell

We visited Lissadell House in May and did the guided tour.  Lissadell House is a big country house, located in North Sligo.  It originally belonged to the Gore-Booth family, who were Anglo Irish landlords.  They sold it to the Cassidy-Walsh family in 2004, who have since renovated it and use it as their own family home and have also managed to turn it into an interesting visitor attraction, which is open … Continue reading The light of evening, Lissadell

Arbour Hill Cemetery 1916 Rising leaders memorial

Arbour Hill Cemetery

Visit the Arbour Hill cemetery where the leaders of the 1916 rising are laid to rest. Why the 1916 Leaders are buried at Arbour Hill Cemetery The leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising are buried in Arbour Hill cemetery and not in Glasnevin cemetery because back in 1916, Arbour Hill was a British Army barracks and the plot where the leaders are buried was behind … Continue reading Arbour Hill Cemetery