Woollen Mills Waterford

Industrial heritage along the greenway

Ireland’s industrial heritage along the greenway We cycled the new Waterford greenway, which runs for 46 kilometres along the Dungarvan to Waterford old train line.  One of the stops on the greenway is the quaint small town of Kilmacthomas, where this impressive 7 arch stone rubble rail viaduct which spans over the River Mahon, dominates the local landscape.  It opened in 1878 for the Great Southern … Continue reading Industrial heritage along the greenway

Second smallest chapel in the world

The story behind Ireland’s smallest chapel

A few photos from a visit to Carrick-on-Shannon in County Leitrim, we regularly drive through Carrick heading to Sligo but decided to stop for lunch and a stroll a few months ago. I had heard that Carrick had the smallest chapel in Ireland which had been renovated in the last few years so we decided to go and view it, we found it tucked away on the … Continue reading The story behind Ireland’s smallest chapel

Georgian house dining room

Belvedere House

A few photos from our visit to Belvedere House, located outside Mullingar in Westmeath, Ireland. Belvedere House was a Georgian villa built in 1740 by Robert Rochfort, Lord Belfield from designs by renowned architect Richard Cassells.  It was originally designed to be a hunting lodge or holiday villa but later became the main residence of Robert Rochfort, after he accused his wife Mary Molesworth of having … Continue reading Belvedere House

Enniscrone old bathhouse

A Winter murder at a Seaside Village

  The village of Enniscrone in west Sligo along the Atlantic coast has long been a popular holiday destination, going back as far as the 19th century when the Victorians began visiting the seaside village, located on the shores of Killala Bay in County Sligo. It has been a popular destination since the 1850’s, when the local landlord, Robert Orme built the Cliff bathhouse for tourists to … Continue reading A Winter murder at a Seaside Village

Sligo Secret Scripture Walking Tour

The Secret Scripture walking tour

Guided Walking Tour – Sligo Secret Scripture The Sligo Secret Scripture tour is a literary & local history tour based in Sligo town.  The tour takes you back to Sligo from the turn of the twentieth century to 1930’s from the viewpoint of one semi-fictional family.  The award-winning author and Laureate in Fiction Sebastian Barry, inspired by his family history set his novels in the town. This tour will … Continue reading The Secret Scripture walking tour

Old Irish flag

1916 Rising Exhibition in Tipperary

  Some photos from a recent visit to the Tipperary County Museum located in Mick Delahunty Square in Clonmel, Tipperary, where a 1916 Easter Rising exhibition is currently been held. You can find out more about the exhibition and the County museum opening days/hours here.   You can read about the Tipperary Volunteers and see an original copy of the Irish Proclamation at the Tipperary … Continue reading 1916 Rising Exhibition in Tipperary

Sign for Castlepalooza music and arts festival

Castlepalooza music festival

We headed to the Castlepalooza arts & music festival, which is held on the grounds of the 18th century Charleville Castle in Tullamore, county Offaly. It was our first time at Castlepalooza, which is a small boutique festival which plays alternative music/Indie and DJ sets. As it’s small, everything was a short walk compared to some of the bigger festivals we have attended. The weather was mixed with … Continue reading Castlepalooza music festival

Black and white photo of Doris street

Who once lived on this Dublin street ?

I took this photo a few weeks ago when I was out for a lunchtime stroll.  I really like these quaint little red brick terraced houses on Doris street in Ringsend in ‪Dublin‬ 4‬.  Doris street is located in an area called South Lotts, which was reclaimed marshes along the South of the river Liffey in Dublin.  I believe these houses were built-in circa 1905, as I can’t find any … Continue reading Who once lived on this Dublin street ?

Book the Sligo Secret Scripture Walking Tour

Guided Walking Tour – Sligo Secret Scripture The Sligo Secret Scripture Trail is a literary & local history tour based in Sligo town and county.  The tour takes a snapshot of Sligo in the 1920’s and 1930’s from the viewpoint of one semi-fictional family, who lived and worked in the town.  The award-winning author Sebastian Barry, set his novels in Sligo town and wrote about his family who … Continue reading Book the Sligo Secret Scripture Walking Tour