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[…]

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[…]