Dublin

Dublin has been my adopted home for many years, Dublin and Ireland have been kind to me. When I first came here I would hear natives complaining about how rough the city centre could be on a Friday and Saturday night. However, I am originally from Glasgow and Dublin has nearly always felt safe to …

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Wicklow Way

The Wicklow Way, Ireland’s premier long-distance walking route begins in Marlay Park. It was Ireland’s first long distance waymarked trail. It is still the most popular even though there are many more way-marked trails now in Ireland. The route is 132km long, from the start at Marlay Park in the south Dublin suburbs to the …

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Glendalough

I have spent many great days out at Glendalough and walking in the surrounding hills. Glendalough is about one hour by bus or car from Dublin. There are a couple of different routes to get here – see the Glendalough tours page for directions. Glendalough has become famous in part to St Kevin, however it …

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Walking in Ireland

Ireland offers a great variety for the hill walker, cyclist, and tourist. There are long and short coastal trails, peaceful mountain routes, and many walks laid out around busy cities to take you past all the must see sites. Hill walking in Ireland can be done all year round given our mild climate – it …

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Walking Holidays in Ireland

This is an unashamed plug for a friend who runs a walking holidays company.  Macs Adventures arrange hill walking tour and cycling holidays all over Europe.  Being a bit of a hill walker myself this gets my interest. However I first thought when looking at walking holidays – Why would I pay for someone to …

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Mourne Mountains Hostel

Getting a bit tired of paying way over the odds for weekends cottage rentals we decided to try a hostel last weekend.  I managed to find Cnocnafeola a hostel in the Mourne Mountains on the internet.  I wonder how we used to find places pre-internet, for so many things now I along with millions of …

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Why Not Holiday In Ireland

Downings, which is located in North West Donegal, Ireland is one of the most scenic areas on the Atlantic Ocean. And, the facilities on offer for a complete and relaxing family holiday are second to none. One proviso though, the weather. Sometimes the wind gets up but for the serious windsurfer, this is a boost. …

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