How Cork’s Spike Island went from Ireland’s Hell to Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction

By |2018-04-27T13:06:19+00:00April 26th, 2018|Categories: Attractions, Ireland's Ancient East, Munster, Museums, Spike Island, Touring Ireland|Tags: , , , , , |

Of all the profound changes Cork’s Spike Island has undergone during its recorded 1,300-year history, perhaps the most significant is that all those who go there now do so willingly. For a time, it was the largest prison on earth - housing 2,300 inmates - and a venue for the most squalid, inhumane internment imaginable. Enveloped [...]

As self-catering family holidays go, Cork’s Castlemartyr is among the very best

By |2018-03-13T13:37:03+00:00March 13th, 2018|Categories: Food & Drink, Hotels, Munster, Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , |

I had the great pleasure of staying in Castlemartyr for one-week of self-catering. The party comprised me, my wife, our three-year-old son, Darragh, and our Golden Cocker Spaniel, Dexter. We had options when considering where to holiday. We could fly somewhere and enjoy some sun but honestly, the trials and tribulations of managing an active and [...]

The Irish Open 2011 – July 28th – 31st

By |2015-03-16T16:12:16+00:00July 19th, 2011|Categories: Car Rental, Munster, Sport|

Next Bank Holiday weekend sees the arrival of the Irish Open and the amazing achievement of welcoming 3 Irish Major winners over the past 2 years. GMac (Graeme McDowell), Wee Mac Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke are all due to attend this year's event which will be located in the Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, County [...]

Take a tour of Munster

By |2015-03-16T16:12:11+00:00March 14th, 2008|Categories: Munster, Touring Ireland|Tags: , , |

The best way to take in the sights and attractions of Ireland is by car. If you are a free spirit you may want to jump behind the wheel and go wherever the road takes you. However, if you are looking for suggestions, then a scenic drive taking in Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary is not [...]

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