Learning at Connemara Maths Academy at Kylemore Abbey

Kyltmore Abbey, Connemara, County Galway, Ireland

Most know that stunning Kylemore Abbey was home to a private school for girls for quite a few years. Now, Kylemore Abbey is opening their doors to students again to learn through discovery, creative technologies and adventure sports with the Connemara Maths Academy. After a few conversations with Connemara Maths Academy on Twitter, I requested [...]

Tour the West of Ireland from Bruff, County Limerick

Donkeys at The Donkey Sanctuary

Even in a place as magnificent as Ireland, some places just stand out as special. One of the most special for me is the town of Bruff, County Limerick. Just 30 minutes south of Limerick City, Bruff is perfectly situated to serve as your base for touring western Ireland. I wish I could pin-point exactly [...]

Dublin Airport – Tips for Arrival and Departure

welcome to Dublin Airport

Unlike many international airports with many multiple terminals, the Dublin airport has two, aptly named Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 2, which opened in 2010, serves Aer Lingus, US carriers Delta, US Air, American Airlines, and United as well as Eitad and Emirates. All other airlines will arrive in Terminal 1. The following tips [...]

The Treasures of Lower Lough Erne

Castle Caldwell Forest, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Lower Lough Erne which, on a map, looks like it should be Upper Lough Erne, is a liquid paradise for boaters, fishermen, and escapists searching for tranquility. For those of us on land, a drive around the lough reveals its isolated treasures to those who take the time to search them out. The Treasures of [...]

Family Fun in Ireland : 7 Things to Do in 2014


Family fun in Ireland can be found around practically every bend of the road, with the national forests and endless kilometers of fields and green grass, giving families plenty to see and do.  But castle visits, spectacular scenery, or visit to the local park can become a little repetitive for the kids, as they seek [...]

Most Popular Posts for 2013

As I reviewed the most popular posts for 2013, it seemed to me that quite a few people were planning – or thinking about planning – an Ireland family vacation.  I’m excited so many people found information here!  I hope I was able to help, or inspire you, to take your family to Ireland. 2013 [...]