Irish Whiskey Museum – Dublin – History – Fascinating – Top Notch

OK, so I am not a big drinker – two glasses of wine and I am tipsy. Yet I wanted to learn about Whiskey’s history and a small taste – just so I can say I have! The Whiskey Museum in Dublin came highly recommended. It is a very sharp establishment that holds all the features of whiskey making. You are greeted by old barrels in the … Continue reading Irish Whiskey Museum – Dublin – History – Fascinating – Top Notch

Sweet Dreams! A rare piece of history in Dublin – Michael Collins and the Barry’s Hotel

Running by the seat of my pants, I arrange my transport at the last minute from London to Dublin.  Oh god accommodation! My thoughts drift to – ‘something with a bit of history, maybe seen better days – I wanted to ‘feel’ Dublin rather than a sanitised hotel room.  Mind you, I knew nothing of Dublin – zip, zero. Scanning the internet on the ferry, … Continue reading Sweet Dreams! A rare piece of history in Dublin – Michael Collins and the Barry’s Hotel

Ireland – Kilmainham Gaol – Stories – History – Harsh

If I had to pick ONE ‘tourist’ attraction to see in Dublin – this would be it!!! The famous Kilmainham Goal in Dublin has many fascinating stories and history to be told. I didn’t find it ‘spooky’ or got the heebie jeebies – – in fact the energy is quite light in relation to what occurred in this gaol in its time. They have not over sanitised the … Continue reading Ireland – Kilmainham Gaol – Stories – History – Harsh

O’Neills Pub – Dublin – Beer – History – Eclectic

I came across this pub in Dublin whilst looking for a good Irish Breakfast. Little did I know of its contents and décor. What a gem of a pub to visit – eat and have a few drinks!!! I lost count of the number of beer taps – pick a beer!!!!! O’Neills Pub is certainly a must see- allow time to browse through the pub on all of its floors … Continue reading O’Neills Pub – Dublin – Beer – History – Eclectic

‘When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart’…by James Joyce

I saw a quote when I arrived in Dublin’s port on my first visit – yet didn’t take too much notice as I thought it was more of an advert. On my second visit, I re read the quote and understood its essence. “When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart.” by James Joyce *Arriving by ferry to Dublin  two chimneys loomed from the distance. The iconic Poolbeg Chimneys were mesmerising, beckoning … Continue reading ‘When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart’…by James Joyce

Dublin Port – Early Morning – Industrial – Moving – Colourful

Transportation always fascinates me – especially industrial areas. It seems to evoke a heart beat of the city. Dublin Port has two amazing icons which beckon you into the bay. You first see the 1768 built bright red Poolbeg Lighthouse which sits at the end of the four mile long pier – keep an eye out for the locals fishing on this pier. The looming Poolbeg Chimneys tower in at over 207 … Continue reading Dublin Port – Early Morning – Industrial – Moving – Colourful

River Glen – Ireland – Wild – Lush – Fishing

The less travelled coast of county Donegal is spectacular in its wild ways. I jumped a bus in Donegal bound for Carrick, the gateway to explore Slieve League and her spectacular cliffs. Entering Carrick.  you cross the bridge to the River Glen – a wild raging river that can rise by 1.5mtrs overnight and drop again just a quickly. Water rushes over rocks and boulders along its path … Continue reading River Glen – Ireland – Wild – Lush – Fishing