Patrick Hughes

Buenos Aires Food: Best lunch spots in Recoleta and Palermo

Buenos Aires has a food culture that rivals the most enthusiastic French or Italian gourmands. Argentinians like to savour their food, particularly if it’s a steak sourced from the vast grasslands that surround the city. ...


15 Best Places to Visit in Ireland

Ireland is a small country with a huge variety of places to visit. In the East, Dublin and Belfast are modern cities built on deep histories, both within driving distance of some breathtaking scenic views. ...

An Irish castle called Dunguaire is shown in the background of Galway Bay

10+ Reasons You Should Visit Ireland in 2024

If you’re mapping out your 2024 summer vacation, consider adding Ireland to your maybe list. You might know that Ireland is known for green landscapes, a wild coastline, a long and varied history, and its ...


7 Best Hotels in Galway City Centre, Ireland

Galway is the most popular place to stay in the West of Ireland for a good reason. It’s worth visiting for traditional music, the arts and great seafood, and a smart base for day trips ...

The stunning Fanad Head Lighthouse

Explore Donegal: Your Ultimate 3-Day Road Trip Itinerary on the Wild Atlantic Way

I have been visiting County Donegal since I was a teenager. My first memories are of visiting friends in Gweedore and the surprise of being able to park a car on Rossnowlagh Beach. Many years ...


Why are Dublin Hotels so expensive in 2024?

If you’ve started to plan your journey to Dublin, you’ll quickly find yourself asking, “Why is Dublin so expensive?” especially for accommodation. So is Dublin expensive? Well, yes. This article dives into the reasons behind ...


Things to Do in Galway – Cellissimo Music Festival (May 2024)

NEWS: A new international cello festival will take place in Galway City and County from 18-26 May 2024. The festival includes masterclasses for students, showcases, performances and international-level concerts across a rich programme of events. ...

A nighttime image of Cork City (courtesy of Unsplash)

Top 10 Things to Do in Cork

Welcome to Cork, Ireland’s second city and – some would argue – Ireland’s real capital city!! Cork blends its maritime heritage with a more contemporary flair. It’s worth seeing Cork City Gaol, eating lunch at ...


Guide to Tullagh Strand & Bay, County Donegal, Ireland

Tullagh Strand is a hidden gem of a beach that encircles the horseshoe-shaped Tullagh Bay on Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland. This is just the place to take a long walk and it will ...

Ha'penny Bridge, River Liffey, Dublin - Courtesy Gareth McCormack

15 Best Things to Do in Dublin (by a local)

While Dublin is a very modern city, you’ll find traces of its history on every street, from Viking to Norman conquests, British colonisation to Irish independence. That makes Dublin a very exciting place to visit. ...

Screen grab of Board Dublin

Board Dublin – the new non-alcoholic bar in Dublin, Ireland

A bar in Ireland that doesn’t serve alcohol? That’s right. With a growth in numbers of adults who don’t drink alcohol in Ireland, and international visitors to Ireland looking for something different, it was high ...


Oslo Walking Tour in 4 Hours – 5 Iconic Stops in 2024

Oslo, the vibrant capital of Norway, is a city where a chilled urban sophistication meets untouched natural beauty. Positioned strategically between the Oslofjord and forested hills, Oslo serves as a gateway to Norwegian culture, history, ...


Beyond Galway – 5 Must-See Day Trips from Galway

Galway is beautifully positioned as a base for day trips to the Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey and anywhere in the West of Ireland. If you’re already planning an Irish trip, Galway is a great ...


Guide to Visiting Doagh Famine Village, Donegal in 2024

Positioned on the picturesque Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal, Doagh Famine Village provides a unique insight into the Irish potato famine, something I felt I knew about to some extent but which I’d never before ...


Things to Do – Athens Street Food Tour

Athens has become quite the hotspot for food experiences, so much so that I struggled to find availability on the best tours during my stay. But I found one of the good ones, a small ...


Do Hotels in Ireland have Air Conditioning?

When it comes to the question of whether Irish hotels have air conditioning, the answer might surprise many travellers. Unlike warmer destinations where air conditioning is standard, Ireland’s temperate climate has made this amenity largely ...


Things to Do – Trollstigen Norway Viewpoint

Trollstigen, known as the “Troll’s Ladder” or “Troll Path” is a legendary serpentine road in Norway with the most sensational views and a thrilling (or scary) driving experience. Many people think of Trollstigen because of ...

A delicious starter at 100 Degrees in Gorey

Where to Eat in Ireland – One Hundred Degrees, Gorey

Gorey is a vibrant market town in North Wexford that has thrived and grown in the past decade. There’s been a concurrent increase in interesting places to eat, and 100° (or One Hundred Degrees) might ...

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