At Home in Ireland : Connemara Self Catering Cottage

It had been just over a year since our last visit to Clifden, Connemara in the western-most reaches of County Galway. My husband and mother were with us this trip, which gave us an incentive to return to the area, though one never really needs a reason to return to the beauty that is Connemara. […]

Ireland Family Vacation Trip Report – the Mapes Family

Thank you to Amy Mapes for sharing this account of their Ireland family vacation. To read more about the Mapes family’s Ireland trip, visit Mapes Family Adventures. I don’t have a bucket list and neither do my children.   I try to make any kind of trip…whether it is a day trip or a long vacation…an […]

Top Stops On the Ring of Kerry

Sykes Cottages offer holiday homes across Ireland- including the fabulous Ring of Kerry.   Traversing heather-pocked peaks and harmonious forests, the Ring of Kerry is a popular tourist trail situated on Ireland’s mystical and unblemished South-West coast. The 120 mile route covers vast expanses of imposing wilderness, welcoming hamlets and secluded waterways, as well as […]

Killyhevlin Chalets: Peaceful Lodging on Lough Erne

We dipped our toes into our first Ireland self catering slowly, at the invitation of Killyhevlin Chalets in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.  Located just behind the 4* Killyhevlin Hotel, steps away from the waters of Lough Erne, 13 lovely chalets provide the perfect retreat for an Ireland family vacation. Staying at Killyhevlin Chalets on […]

Postcard from Ireland : May 26, 2013

Don’t miss the previous postcards from Ireland! I saved a treat for our last morning on our Killyhevlin chalet- fresh baked chocolate pastries! So easy to make and tasty straight from the oven with their flaky crust and melty chocolate… Our plans today were simple…  I wanted to see a couple of the ancient sites of […]