All posts tagged "West of Ireland"
Galway gem Riverbank Farm is on the market
Riverbank Farm Derreen, Gort Co. Galway 4 bedroom farmhouse on circa 18 acres €425,000 Riverbank Farm is a 300-year-old fully restored farmhouse new to the market. Only by visiting can you truly appreciate the harmony of house, land...
- Posted July 3, 2012
Western ways in Mayo
According to my AA Touring Guide To Ireland (1966), Mayo is “a place of stones and sheep, mild rain and mountain mists that magnify the brooding qualities of an introspective landscape…the strange other-world aspects of its mountains...
- Posted May 16, 2012
Island hopping in Ireland
“Malin to Irish Sea, six to seven, occasional gale eight, rain, good…” Yes, you don’t visit Ireland’s islands specifically for their sun-drenched beaches. It’s not exactly a case of “Oh island in the sun,” more like, “Oh...
- Posted March 8, 2012
Claremorris – an oasis of calm in Mayo
The little Mayo town of Claremorris earned itself a footnote in history during World II. Despite its neutrality, Ireland provided weather reports to the Allied forces for the duration of the war. Now it just so happens...
- Posted February 7, 2012
Kerry – the home of tourism
Irish spurge – or bainne caoine as gaeilge – grows in profusion in these westerly parts. One squirt in the eye from spurge sap and you’re blind. But the ‘milk’ can have a practical application too –...
- Posted November 30, 2011