The most fascinating ruins in Ireland

The most fascinating ruins in Ireland

Reading about the past of Ireland in history books or staring at exhibits in museums can be a lot of fun, but nothing compares to how history just comes alive when you are actually visiting the remnants of times past. The lush green Irish countryside hides many such treasures, some famous and visited by many, and some of them forgotten by all except for locals. Often when you walk aimlessly in some scenic corner of Ireland, you might chance upon an old ruin that can date back to medieval tim... [ read more ]

Things to see in Southeast Ireland

Things to see in Southeast Ireland

Ireland, like the UK, doesn't have a very good reputation when it comes to weather. And while it's true that Irish weather is capricious to say the least, it rarely ruins your fun - such is the way of things in Ireland! But if you really hate rain and cloudy skies, then maybe you should spend some time in Southeast Ireland, nicknamed Sunny Ireland, because it gets the best weather in the country. And it's not just the weather that makes Southeast Ireland attractive to visitors, because there... [ read more ]

Historic Ireland: a guide to the Rock of Cashel

Historic Ireland: a guide to the Rock of Cashel

When the historical treasures of a regular small town are unveiled to the world at large, tourism doesn't stay blind to it for long, and sometimes the very things that made the town special are lost in the process of commercialization. But this is not the case with Cashel, a small Irish town that is home to some of the most stunning historical sites in Ireland. Cashel, in County Tipperary, has managed to preserve it sleepy, authentic small town feel even though it has become a very popular t... [ read more ]