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Walled City Brewery

Walled City Brewery is located in the regenerated Ebrington, just up from the Peace Bridge that takes you across the River Foyle from the Guildhall. Ebrington used to be the site of the Barracks was a Naval base and it housed some of the American Army during the second World War. The site has been […]

Ireland’s Ancient East

Ireland’s Ancient East is often overlooked on the regular tourist trail, however, it has long been a holiday spot for countless Dubliners looking for a short break. In fact it’s often said that ‘it’s where the locals go’ and sure when you hear that, you know it has to be good!  It’s easily accessible, you […]

Hello Ireland Tours joins Group Travel Family

This month Hello Ireland Tours joins Group Travel Family – the Going on Faith section, based in the USA. In reaching our Faith Tourism clients, we feel this is going to be a great fit for our business for the coming years. Managing Director, Mr. Donal Hughes, has recently been over to the Going on […]

Ireland’s Most Haunted Sites…..Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle is situated on the North Antrim Coast between the towns of Bushmills and Portrush. The landscape around the castle as well as the sound from the waves crashing against the cliffs below make it easy to picture the previous inhabitants past lives here. The Castle was built in 1500 by the McQuillan family […]

Ireland’s Most Haunted Sites…..Fairview/Marino/Clontarf

  This area, while not renowned for ghost sightings, it is a great wonder why not considering it’s history! The most famous resident of the area was Bram Stoker, he was born at 15 Marino Crescent on the border between Clontarf and Marino and Fairview. There is plenty to do in this charming suburb for […]

Ireland’s Most Haunted Sites…… Loftus Hall, Co. Wexford

Loftus Hall   Loftus Hall was originally built in the 14th Century by the Redmond family and was called Redmond Hall. The mansion house on the site today was built in the late 19th Century.   The house is now open to the public for haunted themed tours and murder mystery dinners.   It is […]

Ireland’s Most Haunted Sites – Leap Castle

Leap Castle   Acknowledged to be Ireland’s most haunted castle, Leap Castle in County Offaly was built in the 13th Century on a strategic site at the Great Pass through the Slieve Bloom Mountains to Munster. The castle was built  by the O’Carrolls as their main stronghold. The castle is haunted by a few different […]

Newbridge House & Farm

Had a fabulous mucky afternoon around the farmyard at Newbridge House & Farm yesterday. The day was grey and dull but not too cold so the girls and I  headed out to see the house and farm. The house was built in the 18th Century and is a Georgian Mansion located in North County Dublin, […]

Walking Tour of Westport

Walking Tour of Westport and pub lunch in Shebeen Pub with Guiness pint pouring lesson One of the very best ways to see Westport is to go on a walking tour of the area. When you do this you can see all of the historic sites and learn more about them as you walk around […]

Kylemore Abbey

A Visit to Kylemore Abbey Kylemore Abbey is thought of as one of the most romantic castles in Ireland thanks to its wonderful location and stunning scenery that surrounds it. When you visit this Gothic castle you will feel as though you are in another world as it is so peaceful and tranquil and away […]