Visiting the Rock of Cashel, Cork City and Blarney Castle with Irish Day Tours

“You know that feeling you get? You feel you’re older than time. You ain’t exactly sure if you’ve been away a while.” – Noel Gallagher. It felt like I had warped myself back to the 90s when I did this excellent day tour with Irish Day Tours and Extreme Ireland. Despite growing up in Northern Read more about Visiting the Rock of Cashel, Cork City and Blarney Castle with Irish Day Tours[…]

Staying at the Kinlay House Hostel in Cork, Republic of Ireland

It was a weird and emotional return to Cork City for me this month, it had been a twenty year wait to get back here and things just sorted themselves out. I arranged to do a tour with IrishDayTours.ie out to Blarney Castle and to kiss the famous Blarney Stone, which you may have read Read more about Staying at the Kinlay House Hostel in Cork, Republic of Ireland[…]

Kissing the Blarney Stone in County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Kissing the Blarney Stone in County Cork, Republic of Ireland

“Work is the curse of the drinking classes” – Oscar Wilde. On my adventure back to Cork in the Republic of Ireland, I stopped off in Dublin and got booked on a brilliant tour with Day Tours. ie. This was pretty inspiring as I wasn’t just returning to the place I watched Oasis rock in Read more about Kissing the Blarney Stone in County Cork, Republic of Ireland[…]

#gawa #daretodream Living Out A Childhood Dream Supporting Northern Ireland: My Plans for June 2016

“Michael O’Neill’s Green and White army” – Northern Ireland football fans. Now that June 2016 has arrived, it feels crazy that this month, I am finally living out a childhood dream. Since my early days growing up in Bangor, Northern Ireland I only had one dream in life. To watch the Northern Ireland international football Read more about #gawa #daretodream Living Out A Childhood Dream Supporting Northern Ireland: My Plans for June 2016[…]

My Top 5 Travel Memories from the Republic of Ireland

If you follow my stories on here, you’ll know I come from Northern Ireland. Yes we have a big rivalry, especially in football terms with the Republic of Ireland, but yet I have a lot of fond memories of my visits “down south” (as we call it in Northern Ireland). This week I spotted a Read more about My Top 5 Travel Memories from the Republic of Ireland[…]

Oasis Live At Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Corcaigh, Republic of Ireland, August 1996

                          I mentioned the mega Oasis gig in Cork before on a post on my love for the band, however individually on this blog I plan to review and detail each major concert/gig I’ve attended, and so it begins in August 1996. Colin Read more about Oasis Live At Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Corcaigh, Republic of Ireland, August 1996[…]

“I need more time just to make things right” …my love of Oasis and the 1990s

As a typical 80s kid, I enjoyed the privilege of buying my first ‘records’ on vinyl and cassette. That’s for those of you too young or ignorant to remember the time before CDs. Somehow my first cassette and first vinyl were both Kylie Minogue. Well I fancied her big time when I was 8. My Read more about “I need more time just to make things right” …my love of Oasis and the 1990s[…]

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