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[…]

#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[…]

Win two return tickets to New York with Aer Lingus and THRU-THE-Q

Win two return tickets to New York with Aer Lingus and THRU-THE-Q Aer Lingus flies to North America via Dublin and offers low fares to New York, Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Washington, San Francisco and Toronto. Aer Lingus also connects to many great destinations across North America with their partner airlines. You can also now fly to Read more about Win two return tickets to New York with Aer Lingus and THRU-THE-Q[…]

Thru the Q: An Easier Way to Get to the USA

I’m pretty excited at this new idea, whereby you don’t have to go through customs and immigration on arrival in the USA. After a flight to the US on arrival you have a customs procedure which can take up to 45 minutes to get through depending on which airport, time of year, queues, delays etc. But Read more about Thru the Q: An Easier Way to Get to the USA[…]

Staying at the Abbey Court Hostel in Dublin, Republic of Ireland

“In Dublin’s Fair City where the girls are so pretty I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone.” I’ve been to Dublin a fair amount of times down the years. Rock concerts (including Oasis in 1996 and 1997), nights on the town and more Guinnesses than Arthur ever expected to sell. These days I Read more about Staying at the Abbey Court Hostel in Dublin, Republic of Ireland[…]

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[…]

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World Borders: How to get from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland (Belfast to Dublin train)

** STOP PRESS!! This article was written a while back and scheduled long before this week’s fire on the Belfast to Dublin train, so please bear that in mind…** (this is the first time since starting DSL in 2007 I have had to do this…) // I’m sure a lot of you reading will be Read more about World Borders: How to get from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland (Belfast to Dublin train)[…]

Guinness Gates in Dublin

Thirsty Thursdays: The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin

At some point in life I realised that Guinness is my favourite drink. I can’t remember when. My first legal Guinness was in a pub called Wolseys in Bangor, Northern Ireland. My first trip to the Guinness Brewery in Dublin was in 2003. But earlier this year I decided it was time to head to Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin[…]

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