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Escape to Belfast for the​ weekend – Your guide

You’ve been meaning to take a trip to Belfast but it hasn’t happened yet. Follow my weekend guide for a great way to spend a few days in Antrim’s capital city.… Read More Escape to Belfast for the​ weekend – Your guide

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ToonsBridge Dairy – a hidden West Cork gem

Weekends are made for exploring and outdoor fun and countryside strolls and delicious lunches. Especially the delicious lunches part. Let me tell you about the cutest hidden gem I found recently. If you are from Cork or have taste buds, you will know about The Real Olive Company in The English Market. The guys from… Read More ToonsBridge Dairy – a hidden West Cork gem

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A Little Party Never Killed Nobody: Murder Mystery Dinner at The Station House Hotel

At the beginning of the year, my new year’s resolution wasn’t to give up anything but to take on something. I wanted to fill my weekends and time off with memories and new experiences. Hum with me now, ‘the sloth days are o-ve-er, the sloth days are gone (for the most part). I went for… Read More A Little Party Never Killed Nobody: Murder Mystery Dinner at The Station House Hotel

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Because she’s worth it. Mother-Daughter 5 Star Getaway

The June bank holiday weekend in Dublin is always crammed full of fun diversions, from the Forbidden Fruit music festival to Tattersalls’ Horse Trials and Country Fair, to the Bloom (Irish Chelsea Flower Show) Gardens and the Tall Ships Riverfest. This city is bursting at the seams with treats to suit all tastes and levels of… Read More Because she’s worth it. Mother-Daughter 5 Star Getaway

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Tea for two and two for tea

Afternoon tea is definitely one of the most dainty, indulgent first world activities that I enjoy participating in! I have been to some of the big hitters in Dublin city center and cannot fault the Westin’s ‘to die for’ buttermilk scones or the delicious sandwich platter and tea menu from the Westbury. The decadent, dining… Read More Tea for two and two for tea

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Top Tips for a Skellig Islands Visit

I have had the Skellig Islands on my to-do list for years but as other more ‘exotic’ locations cropped up that demanded my attention the islands fell a little further down the list. To my shame. So when a friend of mine came over from the States to do an Ireland road trip and mentioned… Read More Top Tips for a Skellig Islands Visit

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Conquering the Spinc

So, when I moved to Wicklow for work, people were always talking about ‘going for walks in Glendalough‘ and I assumed it was just St Kevin’s tower. Wrong! This pretty little nugget, nestled in the Wicklow countryside has stunning walks for every level of fitness. There are strolls around the lakes and a leisurely wander… Read More Conquering the Spinc

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Chasing waterfalls in Powerscourt, TLC style.

Oh it wouldn’t be Paddy’s weekend without a little rain. And true to form the clouds left the tap running, all.dam.weekend. Bring it on, weather. We are used to this and will enjoy our weekend, in spite of you. Powerscourt waterfall has been on my list for a while. I love Enniskerry and the Powerscourt… Read More Chasing waterfalls in Powerscourt, TLC style.

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How to spend a hygge weekend in Carlow

Hygge is the new cool. Sooo, obvs you’re doing it too, aren’t you? Here’s my post on enjoying hygge in…. Carlow. If hygge is life’s simple pleasures; good food, appreciating nature and indulging in plenty of what makes you happy, and you can do all of this just under two hours from Dublin, Why is… Read More How to spend a hygge weekend in Carlow

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Dusky Dublin views from Croke Park

‘When sky blue gets dark enough, To see the colours of the city lights. A trail of ruby red and diamond white Hits her like a sunrise.’ Views are goals. If, like me, you love rooftop locations and gazing across the city from atop your ivory coloured bar stool (beside the fake plastic shrubbery) then… Read More Dusky Dublin views from Croke Park