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Burren, Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher Day Trip

09.15am. Still no sign of our driver. He was supposed to pick us up from our B&B twenty minutes ago, but there’s no rush; the morning is fresh, blue-skied and quiet, and we’re not quite ready to be thrown around the back of a minibus so soon after yet another textbook full Irish. My Dad and I are in Galway, […]

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Gluttony in Galway, Ireland

Galway is brilliant. And I never saw it coming. My Dad and I booked our trip to Ireland on a whim, electing to include the country’s most historic port city in our itinerary just a day before we left the UK. What an excellent decision that turned out to be. Although we only spent two nights, that was all […]

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Guinness Storehouse or The Old Jameson Distillery?

Decisions, decisions. Chances are– if you’re visiting Dublin for a city break–then you’ll have a few  of them to make, including this frequent head-scratcher: visit the Guinness Storehouse or The Old Jameson Distillery. My Dad and I were lucky; we managed both, and were thus able to compare the two experiences, which feature prominently among the city’s top attractions. Guinness is […]

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Three Days in Deadly Dublin

Just to be clear: Dublin is a very safe city. It is not deadly in the literal sense, though something tells me that if I had consumed many more pints of Guinness or Full Irish breakfasts, I might have literally exploded. Thankfully this didn’t happen, and I am still in one piece, albeit a couple of […]

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