Avoca Handweavers

If I could pack up this shop and bring it home with me in a very Poppins-esque manner, I would. And was I ever tempted to try. [gallery type="slideshow" ids="5543,5544,5545,5546,5547,5549,5550,5551"] If you’re looking to bring home some truly Irish souvenirs, stop in at Avoca. As a family-run Irish business and…

Irish Storytelling Bus Tour

Ireland is probably best known for its folklore. The Irish culture is extremely rich and told vibrantly through colourful stories of giants, kings, fairies, Vikings, and leprechauns. Such ballads and stories go back for centuries, and are still told to one and all as they were then, and one of…

Inishmore, Aran Islands

The Aran Islands are a major tourist attraction in Ireland, known for their scenic views and ancient monuments. The Aran Islands are located just off the coast in Galway bay and consist of three islands: Inishmore, Inishmaan, and Inisheer. Continuing our adventures with a slight delay, Rachel and I finally…

A Medieval Banquet at Bunratty Castle

[gallery type="slideshow" link="file" ids="6227,6229,6230,6231,6232,6233,6234,6235,6236,6237,6238,6239,6240,6241,6242,6243,6244,6245,6246,6247,6248,6249,6250,6251,6252"] As many of you know from last week's post, my friend Rachel hopped on a plane from Canada and flew 5,000km to join me in Ireland a few days before St. Patrick’s Day. We had planned a major 9-day-tour of Ireland, Scotland and England for her…