Visiting Ireland, Tory Island

Visiting Ireland, Tory Island

Tory Island is a small place located near the coast of Donegal and is only about half a mile wide and 3 miles long. It can be reached only when the weather is in your favor which is why it is still barely inhabited. The island has a population of about 200 souls in four small towns: East Town, West Town, Newtown and Middletown. The island has remarkable scenery dotted with pink colored granite cliffs and rocks towering from the sea. Tory Island is a perfect location for bird watching. There ... [ read more ]

Visiting Ireland, the Stud Tour and the Japanese Gardens

Visiting Ireland, the Stud Tour and the Japanese Gardens

Ireland has a long history in horse breeding. There is a large and busy stud farm in Tully called the National Stud which among others is famous for its training center. Also while you are visiting we highly recommend you to stop by the two magnificent gardens: the Japanese Gardens and Commemorative Garden of St. Fiachra. Nature enthusiasts and horse lovers are both welcome in Tully. Join the Stud Tour, take a look at the finest stallions in Europe, see how the horses are trained and visit th... [ read more ]

Traditional Christmas meals in Ireland

Traditional Christmas meals in Ireland

Each and every culture has their own traditions at the most wonderful time of the year and this refers not only to their prandial habits. Food always plays an important role at Christmas time not only in Ireland but probably in most of the countries over the world. In Ireland there is usually turkey, cake and Christmas pudding, smoked salmon, cheese, snacks and biscuits and all kinds of chocolates. Usually every household has a Christmas turkey however some prefer goose. But before the main c... [ read more ]

Christmas fairs in at Wells House&Gardens and Roscrea Castle

Christmas fairs in at Wells House&Gardens and Roscrea Castle

With Christmas around the corner everyone around the world is slowly starting to prepare for this annual celebration. The streets and store windows soon will be decorated with lights and winter accessories, the radio channels will switch to Frank Sinatra’s and Whitney Houston’s winter albums and gradually the atmosphere builds up until its climax: Christmas Eve. In Ireland there are numberless fairs and festivals organized with tons of exciting and fun activities for the whole family. Com... [ read more ]