Postcard from Ireland : May 25, 2013

Don’t miss the previous postcards from Ireland! In Ireland, in the summer months, the days are long.  The sun barely begins to set before the birds begin to sing again as it rises.  No where did we notice this more than in our Killyhevlin chalet. With the waters of Lough Erne gently slapping against the shore [...]

Saving Money During Your Ireland Vacation with the OPW Heritage Card

To wrap up 2012, I wanted to share my 10 most popular posts of the year.  The 6th most popular post was written as part of my Planning Your Ireland Vacation series: Originally written May 7, 2012, this post shares one of our most often used money saving tips- purchasing an OPW (Office of Public [...]

Ireland Vacation – Buying an OPW Heritage Pass

It is rare for my family to visit Ireland and not buy an OPW (Office of Public Works) Heritage Card.  The €55 fee (appx $80) allows my family access into dozens of OPW Heritage Sites across Ireland. What Sites Can I Visit with the OPW Heritage Card? Truthfully it is a shorter list to ask what [...]

Some of Ireland’s Hidden Treasures

Ireland is filled with fascinating castles, megalithic tombs and medieval forts.  On our first trip as a family we visited Cahir Castle in Tipperary.  Often overlooked as it is a mere 30 minutes from the wondrous Rock of Cashel, my family spent an amazing afternoon wandering through the castle, climbing the battlements and exploring the dungeon. The attached article [...]