Portlaoise has a very large prison, and a very small Hospital where I resided for 3 months of my Intern year. The hospital works well to serve the prison.. And visa versa.. In fact the prison employs the most part of the town from what I could see. But there are a few beautiful things I discovered… Continue reading How to survive in Portlaoise
Where to stay: Although Albufeira wasn’t our favourite town, it made for an excellent base. Our apartment was situated right on the beach and a 10-15 minute walk to the bus station. These buses allowed us to travel around the Algarve at ease and for great value. Check it our here: Algarvebus.info Itinerary: Day 1: Arrive… Continue reading Portugal – Exploring the Algarve in 5 Days
If you’re willing to do some off season travelling, it really does pay off. Last winter I booked an amazing winter deal: A one night stay in the Riverview King room in Mount Juliet, breakfast included, with dinner for 2 in their Michelin Start restaurant: The Lady Helen. This all came to the fine price of €290.00. It… Continue reading Visiting Kilkenny – Mount Juliet
“Would you like an envelope with that mam?” “Umm, yes?” Obviously.. One would expect an envelope with a €90.00 gift voucher.. “Certainly.” Proceeds to put receipt in an envelope. Oh. Oh I thought he meant the actual voucher.. The voucher was then placed in a fancy box, tied with a ribbon, wrapped up in tissue paper,… Continue reading Art themed Afternoon Tea – The Merrion Hotel, Dublin
Hobbies! Hobbies are great. I love trying different activities, especially when they involve animals / amazing birds. This was actually our second attempt at falconry. The first time was during a trip to Sligo in a birds of prey sanctuary called Eagles Flying. This was more of a bird show but we got some experience holding the birds and… Continue reading We tried Falconry!
Limerick doesn’t have the best reputation in Ireland. ‘Stab city,’ etc.. I think it’s underrated. There are parts of Limerick to avoid of course, but some parts are very pleasant, and then other parts are truly lovely. I’m going to try and advise you on the lovely parts. Where to stay: My other half was studying… Continue reading When in Limerick – Adare Manor and Killaloe
I just finished a 6 month stint living and working in Mullingar. Mullingar is a tiny Irish town buried in the heart of the midlands in Ireland. So… To be honest if anyone has ever even been there I will be very surprised. Food is very important to me so I did spend a lot… Continue reading Where to Eat in Mullingar – The Top 5 Restaurants