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High Summer Jinks – Renvyle House Hotel

With all this summer sun and Ireland now boasting a new shade of wheat instead of the usual green it’s time to play outside.  Where better to head off to than Renvyle House Hotel, one of my [...]

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Wineport Lodge: Fresh & Feelgood Menu

Today was the hottest day of the year (so far!).  I was traversing the country to the wilds of Connemara and back to Dublin – all in one day!  On my return journey I was beginning to [...]

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A Wild Atlantic Sun Tan! Mount Falcon Castle

We have had lots of blue skies and heat over the past few weeks – and got very used to it.  We have basked and bathed ourselves in the sun so you can give the pals, who went abroad for [...]

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A Summer sunshine break at Newforge House, Armagh

It’s official.  Summer is here at last.  The weather forecasts are a delight to our ears.  Summer sunshine, temperatures above normal and light variable breezes.  That’s right NO [...]

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Sunday walk: Djouce Mountain – A great view if you could see it!

Wasn’t too sure about yesterday’s mountain walk.  Firstly it was going to be in the morning to avoid Sunday traffic to get there.  Secondly, I love my Sunday  lunch!  The other half [...]

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Marlfield House: A May bank holiday treat

Growing up I remember my mother telling me that you have to harden off young flowers by planting them out from their winter pots to beds in the garden.  Let me tell you that I feel very sorry for [...]

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Hill of Uisneach: Sacred Heritage Site

The Hill of Uisneach, Co. Westmeath, is genuinely off the beaten track and not well known.  Therefore, I hoped it would be worth getting up at the crack of dawn on a wet Sunday to check it out.  [...]

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Easter Holidays: Tips for weekend breaks

Historically there are several colours associated with Easter but for me Yellow is the one that is redolent of Easter.  The primary colour yellow relates to the rays of the sun, now riding higher [...]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day – Seeking  out some Spiritual Trails

St. Patrick is probably one of the best known saints in the world.  We here in Ireland rejoice in our ownership of this iconic saint who is feted every year on our national holiday – the 17th [...]

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Chinese New Year: Celebrate at Longueville House

Happy New Year. The 16th February sees the beginning of the Chinese New Year.  2018 is the Year of the Dog – the Earth Dog to be precise.  This movable annual festival is eagerly awaited by [...]