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Wild Flowers of Ireland

Our Top 7 Plants found in Ireland As we roam around Ireland exploring, one thing we always take note of is our impressive section of flora. In this blog we list our top 7 favourite Irish plants and wild flowers as well as exploring the orgins of the species and the meaning and relevance of

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The Celtic Festival of The Summer Solstice

During Celtic pagan times, life was governed by the movements of the sun. Their calendar was based around the Equinoxs and Solstices, as well as the several dates in between.  The Gregorian calendar, adopted in the last few centuries, ensured Easter would always fall in late Spring, but the Celtic calendar celebrated the movements of the

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Grace O’Malley – The Pirate Queen

Grace O’Malley, otherwise known as: Grainne, Grainemhaoil or Grania O’Malley, was famed for her pirating along the west coast of Ireland. She had a long maritime carrier, trading to ports in the Mediterranean and the Iberian Peninsula. During her life she would marry twice, spend time in a Dublin Gaol (jail) and even meet Queen Elizabeth

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June Photo Competition – Win A Skelligs Chocolate Hamper

Last months photo competition was a real success and some of the photos were truly spectacular. This is our third photo competition of 2017, and we have a real sweet treat in store for you! Introducing the luxury hamper from Skelligs Chocolate! Be sure sure to share your photos with us on social media using

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Ireland’s North West – Ireland’s Best Kept Secret

Counties Cork, Kerry and Galway feature on many Ireland travel itineraries but the west and northwest have some of the country’s most diverse scenery, with rugged mountain ranges, rocky coves, pristine beaches and cultural treasures ranging from ancient stone forts to warrior queen tombs and poetic landscapes. Get set for an adventure, driving, hiking, boating

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How Nancy Came Back to Her Irish Roots

On a fateful day in the late 19th century, we can only imagine it was with a tearful eye and heavy heart, that Lizzy Scanlon Ryan bid farewell to her young daughter Mary-Ann.  With the same instincts of a million other Irish matriarchs of that period, she knew full well that she would never again

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