World Borders: Northern Ireland🔴✋️☘️ To Republic Of Ireland 🇮🇪 At Middletown Armagh To Monaghan

“Why do anything, when you can’t forget everything?” – Manic Street Preachers. There are obviously loads of roads and border crossings between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and I’ve crossed that border about 100 times I’d say, given my list of visits to each country. It was commonplace as a kid on holidays Read more about World Borders: Northern Ireland🔴✋️☘️ To Republic Of Ireland 🇮🇪 At Middletown Armagh To Monaghan[…]

Visiting The Fields Of Athenry, Republic of Ireland

Visiting The Fields Of Athenry, Republic of Ireland: Top 10 Sights☘🇮🇪

“By a lonely prison wall, I heard a young girl calling” – Pete Saint John. It was a sunshiney day in June 2023, as we toured Athenry Castle, Athenry Town Centre, Athenry Square, Athenry Monastery and the fields that inspired a song back in 1979, called “The Fields Of Athenry“. With all that in mind, Read more about Visiting The Fields Of Athenry, Republic of Ireland: Top 10 Sights☘🇮🇪[…]

Was There Then – Oasis 20 Years On: My Sentimental Trip To Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork, Republic of Ireland

“Some might say, we will find a brighter day” – (Some Might Say)* all quotes on this post are from Oasis and this post is dedicated to Colin Walker and Keith Freel. August 1996. Rock’n’roll. I was only 16 years old. I was still officially a student at Bangor Grammar School, having just finished “fifth Read more about Was There Then – Oasis 20 Years On: My Sentimental Trip To Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Cork, Republic of Ireland[…]

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Backpacking in the Republic of Ireland: Top 6 Sights in Dublin

“In Dublin’s fair city where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone” – Irish Folk Song. As you might have read, I come from and grew up in Northern Ireland. We were the demon in your angel. Back in the 1980s, backpacking in Dublin and Cork was only Read more about Backpacking in the Republic of Ireland: Top 6 Sights in Dublin[…]

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[…]