A Royal Stay at Knappogue Castle

Drawing Room in Knappogue Castle, County Clare. Private Ireland Castle Stay. Ireland castle vacation.

Ireland is a land where magic shimmers over each hill, just ahead – if you could only catch it. It pulls you forward, off the quick motorways and onto the slower, narrower roads lined with stone walls and hedgerows. It’s an unhurried pace Ireland draws you to, and you’re well to heed it, as rushing only leads

Kilshanny House & Other Tasty Spots in the Burren

Mary delivers dessert at Kilshanny House. Burren Food Trail. Ireland vacation tips.

At the heart of Kilshanny village, a small stop on the N67 between Lisdoonvarna and Enistymon, Kilshanny House is far too easy to drive past if you’re not looking for it. I can nearly guarantee having done so in the past, my mind set to a destination and not the area around me. On this

I is for Ireland: 26 Tips for Family Travel in Ireland

I is for Ireland. 26 tips for family travel in Ireland. Ireland vacation tips.

Ireland is a perfect destination for families. No land is more filled with magic than Ireland. Even if you’re past the age of believing in faeries (though I don’t think you should ever stop believing in faeries) the moment your flight lands in Ireland a feeling of possibility washes over you. You just don’t know

A Castle Tour of Ireland for Families

Cahir Castle, one of the best castles to visit during an Ireland family vacation. Ireland vacation tips.

Castles always top the list of “must see’ spots in Ireland. From crumbling ruins to restored fortresses, Irish castles never fail to impress visitors. If visiting as many castles as you can fit into your itinerary sounds like a challenge you’re willing to take, read on for a castle tour of Ireland your family will love! 7

Celebrating Halloween in the West of Ireland

Ireland castle vacation. Visit Ashford Castle in County Mayo at Halloween and the kids can take part in wizarding school!

The end of October may not seem like the ideal time to visit Ireland. The days are getting shorter, the air a bit cooler, the pubs a wee bit quieter. But if Halloween is your favorite holiday, I would encourage you to visit Ireland as Samhain (SOW-een) draws near. As the final harvest approaches and