The Fairy Wood Of Corkagh Park

Fairy Woods - Coill na Sioge

The Fairy Wood of Corkagh Park in Clondalkin is a magical place, and today I’m going to take you on a photo tour of this enchanted forest. Last year in late December, just before Christmas, my little girl and I went on a quest to discover fairies in the woods. Her Nana sent her an […]

Views From The Ben Of Howth, North County Dublin

Views from Howth Hill

The Howth peninsula  forms the northern arm of Dublin Bay and was one of my favorite childhood haunts.  Less than 5 miles from where I grew up in Raheny, I loved to explore the hills and cliff paths of this majestic headland. I was looking through photos on my external hard drive the other day […]

Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

Sunlight Entering a Cairn at Lough Crew Megalithic Site

Ireland’s ancient monuments are just waiting to be discovered by tourists interested in learning about their ancestral heritage.   Today I’m delighted to take you off the beaten path once again, to discover one of Ireland’s spectacular megalithic sites at Loughcrew. And so I’m going to hand you over to the good folk from Loughcrew […]

The Old Irish Bicycle

Old Bicycle in Bunratty Folk Park

Old black bicycles remind me of Ireland. These vintage cycles are part of our past, and are lovingly referred to as High Nellies. Image Credit Long before the car appeared in Ireland and for many years after its arrival, when only a few wealthy people could afford such automated luxury, the bicycle was Ireland’s chosen […]

Ogham Stones And Ancient Irish Writing

Standing Stone in Bantry, County Cork

Ogham (pronounced oh-am) is an ancient form of Irish writing comprised of patterns of parallel strokes to the side or across a continuous line. Image Credit Well, that’s the technical explanation of this old Celtic form of communication, but for me the very word brings to mind images of ancient stones pointing skyward in mystical […]

Congratulations To Emerald Heritage

Emerald Heritage Logo-001

I love sharing success stories with an Irish twist and today I’m delighted to share some wonderful news of Emerald Heritage’s ongoing accomplishments and accolades. This year Emerald Heritage will reach a global audience of 60 million viewers when it is featured on two international travel programs. The Glens of Antrim earned a well deserved […]

Introducing Incredible Ireland

Doheny and Nesbitt - Pub Painting by Incredible Ireland

Memories are personal images of life’s journey, and in this day of digital photography we all try to capture life’s special moments through our photos. But have you every thought about preserving your favorite photographic memory through your very own hand painted canvas?   Today I’m delighted to publish a guest post by Incredible Ireland, […]

Ireland’s Round Towers

St. Kevin's Tower, Glendalough, County Wicklow

Slender, tapering, stone towers dot the Irish countryside from the northern county of Antrim to Ireland’s most southern county of Cork. Image Credit The harp and the shamrock are obvious choices for the honorary title of “symbol of Ireland”, but today I once again wish to elevate another emblem to this distinguished title – the […]

The Best Events In Ireland For 2015

During the summer months Ireland is a land of festivals, celebrations and events. From food festivals to music events, family festivals to active group adventures, Ireland is always a great place to be over the summer. Image Credit I love festivals – I think this affinity for celebrations is an innate part of my Irish […]

Furze – The Yellow Flower Of The Irish Landscape

Ireland’s hills and hedgerows are blooming with the golden glow of yellow furze. This prolific plant adds stunning color to the Irish landscape each and every year. A Plant Of Many Names:   Now this hill brightening plant bears many names throughout Ireland. I grew up calling it furze. In northern counties this landscape illuminator […]

County Kildare

County Kildare is Dublin’s western neighbor. This inland county offers plenty of history, spectacular scenery, ancient castles and warm welcoming towns. Image Credit Location of County Kildare:   In 1297 Kildare was first shired. It is the ancient home of the Fitzgerald family, and is one of the twelve counties of the province of Leinster. […]