10 of the Best Castles to Visit in Ireland

Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, Ireland

When you think of Ireland, you can’t help but think of castles. Castle ruins, beautifully restored castles, castles that lie somewhere in between. What I’ve learned from traveling through Ireland with kids is that not every castle is worthy of a stop. Castle fatigue is possible (yes, really). “Not another castle!” actually escaped my girls’ [...]

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 [...]