The Highest Mountain in Ireland

Carrauntoohill is Ireland’s highest mountain standing at over 1,000 metres which by international standards is low but on scenery and beauty it is among the best. My walk with my 14 year old son Cormac took place at the end of August a beautiful sunny day with no clouds. We opted for the well known […]

Top ten things to do in Kerry and Ireland

Scuba diving in Kenmare Bay!! Yes alot of people think of the Red Sea, The Barrier reef which are for sure among the best but not easily accessible when you live in Ireland! Recently my son Cormac and his two friends attended a Scuba Diving Course for four days in Kenmare Bay. Their instructor was […]

Reading And Writing In Peace!

The beauty of doing this in a self-catering house is you select the peace and calm.You don’t have to think about all the jobs that you do at home. There is no busy hotel lobby with voices pulling your attention away. I’d imagine that writing in a peaceful quiet environment is very important. Maybe a […]

24 hour room service in self-catering?

Recently one of our team stayed in a self-catering house with her husband and young daughter. She said it was terrific as they had freedom and weren’t worried if their little darling decided to exercise her vocal chords! Having your own fridge and kitchen facilities was like having 24 hour room service, the only downside […]

Horse Riding In Kerry

Caherdaniel beach on the Ring of Kerry, former summer home of Daniel O Connell provides the chance to partake in beach horse-riding…has to be in the Top Ten things to do in Ireland…while you can! Eaglerock Equestrian Centre will organise a fabulous 1 hour or 2 hour trek on safe horses. Caroline has been involved […]

Ardgroom Cycling

  There is not many better feelings than jumping on your bike and taking in the scenery of the Beara peninsula. Ardgroom has always provided a great stopping point in Harrington’s shop, cafe and post-office but best news of all for outdoor enthusiasts is the Ardgroom Holiday Village. It offers excellent accommodation and even boasts […]

Salmon Fishing in Mayo

The saying goes give a man a fish feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and feed him for life! I caught my first salmon in 2001 which was more down to skill of my colleague rather than my fishing prowess but the thrill was all mine. Is there an inane feeling […]

Walking in Muckross House Killarney

Is there anything more beautiful than walking around Muckross House and Gardens in the sun? The Killarney Triathlon started with a swim in the lakes at Dundag and finished with a run throughout the gardens and woodlands. The day was really stunning and it was great to see the number of people walking appreciating the […]