Ireland

Solar Powered Beauty in Ireland

Dublin- Summer of 2021 If you have lived In Ireland long enough, you would know not to expect a lot in the ‘summer months. The typical picture: several layered clothes, jacket and ‘hoodies’ and of course the essential umbrella or windbreaker. Two to three days of sunlight without enough intensity for a suntan would be an added bonus. Of course, we all love the sun, maybe it is due to the lack of it all …

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A Day trip to Skerries

I was chatting with a friend that was visiting from Canada for the first time and he was so interested in visiting Skerries, I couldn’t understand why because I always see it as a small coastal town 30km North of Dublin City, especially because I used to live in Balbriggan and travelled through the town every day for 3 years, it seems quiet and uneventful though beautiful because of the coastal views. Last week we …

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A Trip to Waterford…the Viking City

The story of Waterford began with the arrival of the Vikings in 914. The city has an exciting medieval flavour and riverside bustle to it. The trip to Waterford was interesting, the bus Eireann bus 5 that I took went through the old road which was longer than bus 4 but the scenic views were breathtaking. Needless to say, it was a long trip worth taking for the views. There is loads of ancient civilization …

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The Battle of the Boyne

So we got lost on our way to the Bru Na Boinne and ended up in the palace of The Boyne, which was an 18th-century Oldbridge house situated on the battle site and I was kind of glad we did. You can’t tell the story of the Irish wars without mentioning this masterpiece. The battle was between King William iii and his father-in-law King James 11 in 1690. At stake during this war was the throne of the British …

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The awe-inspiring Neolithic Archaeological Landscape of Bru na Boinne

It was our third time lucky for us to find this ancient masterpiece of architecture. The first time we got lost driving down the beautiful Irish countryside road and ended up in the Battle of the Boyne, which honestly wasn’t a bad thing as the tour and history of the fight for Ireland was not only fascinating but worth the time spent there. The second time we got lost in the narrow roads between Dundalk …

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