ireland

Five Great Places to Visit for Christmas in Galway. Stay in budget hotels.

  Smell that? Smells like Christmas spirit to us, and every year that festive ‘whiff’ gets stronger and stronger in Galway city. Always an atmospheric city with its narrow medieval streets and bustling pubs and clubs, Galway takes on an extra-strong seasonal scent in the run-up to Christmas Day. From the transformation of Eyre Square […]

Goodbye Ireland and hello Wales

Goodbye Ireland and hello Wales Today sees us saying goodbye to Ireland and to house-sitting Interested in housesitting? …………………………. or Join Housecarers.com here and help fund our travels housecarers.com ……………………….. If you would like to house-sit, please join Housesitmatch.com by clicking here. Fantastic news – use this special in the “Redeem Coupon” section.  Then enter EXPLORAMUM-10 and get 10% off too ! You’ll […]

House-sitting in West Ireland

House-sitting in West Ireland We have arrived at our house-sitting assignment in Ireland. It is a home out of the tiny village, and on the way down a small road that leads to the sea (we see the bay from the sitting room window, and the rolling Irish green hills from the kitchen window). Down […]

Easter Sunday in Republic of Ireland

Easter Sunday in Republic of Ireland We have been house-sitting on a small country property just our of an even smaller country village, in a small country called – Ireland (Republic of Ireland)  for 4 weeks now. Last Easter we were in South America.  Wow we have come a long way on this world journey. […]

Belderrig Country Mayo Ireland

Belderrig Co County Mayo Republic of Ireland With Sheep and Boat Pier in Mayo in the West of Ireland Our friends have kindly picked us up in their little car, and have taken us exploring.  They head to Belderrig, a beautiful sprawling coastal area, located adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean between Ballycastle and Belmullet in […]

Ballycastle County Mayo Ireland

Ballycastle County Mayo Ireland Ballycastle, County Mayo is in the far western region of the Republic of Ireland. It is not the Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. It is a tiny town or a small village in the rolling green hills of the North west, and has a small water outlet that leads to the sea. […]

Ceide Fields historical site in north west Ireland

Ceide Fields historical site in north west Ireland Today our friends have kindly offered to take us on an excursion to see some of the Irish countryside, and to explore a historical site. From where we are staying we can see the brown hills of heather plants, that grow along the top layer of unique […]

Spring in North West Ireland

Spring in North West Ireland Spring is a wonderful time to visit the North west of Ireland. It is a bit of a lesson about nature to Explorason as cows, ducks and other animals seem to be in the mood for spring.  So we have to have “the talk”. The winter mosses and terms are […]

Goodbye Dublin and hello Westport Ireland

Goodbye Dublin and hello Westport Ireland We have all our bags and have taken the DART into Dublin. It was great as we had stayed right opposite the station so it was easy to get our bags moved. From Dublin we are going to have to take the LUAS tram system to the Train station. […]

Howth and Malahide near Dublin Ireland

Howth and Malahide near Dublin Ireland Malahide is an area just out of Dublin. We are actually here to meet some-one, but we didn’t know the castle has many car parks. So we follow the completely wrong signs and end up over a km out of town. But not to worry. There were toilets and […]

Viking Splash Dublin Ireland – what fun!

Viking Splash Dublin Ireland – what fun! Today I have a surprise early birthday present for Explorason. I have contacted Viking Splash and pre-booked tickets. They are not able to run tomorrow as the parade is on, so it had to be today. We climb on board, and are given Viking Helmets! I immediately know […]

Visiting Dublin with an 8 year old

  Visiting Dublin with an 8 year old My son has been given a wonderful birthday gift for tomorrow. Lovely Irish clothes – a rugby top and a fleece jacket, so he is warm and ready to hit the Dublin wild and woolly weather we have here today. We ride the DART into town – […]