Round Towers – Amazing Ireland Experiences
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Round Towers – Amazing Ireland Experiences

Round towers are an -almost- uniquely Irish structure. (Only 3 ancient round towers exist outside of Ireland.) In Irish they are called cloitheach (cloy- cach), meaning bell house, and were probably built between the 9th and 12th centuries. podcast episode 193 Round Towers in Ireland At least 120 round towers are thought to have existed…

Become an Enniskillen Castle History Detective
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Become an Enniskillen Castle History Detective

Enclosed by high walls and water, Enniskillen Castle feels every bit the intimidating stronghold it was built to be. Once inside, however, the feeling is quite different, with exploration waiting around each corner. Built nearly 600 years ago by the Maguires, Enniskillen Castle was important for its strategic placement at the juncture of Upper and Lower…

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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…