Behind the Scenes
Join us as we travel around Ireland - introducing some very special places and people. We try to bring to life the unique characteristics of the Irish people and countryside - often leaving the main tourist attractions to travel to visit some interesting diversions that I think you will enjoy! You can browse through the features listed in this page and jump to one that interests you, or enter a surname or placename in the search box to see which features mention them. Enjoy.
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If you head to the town of Downpatrick in County Down - a must-see is the grave of Saint Patrick himself.
Achill Island - located off the west coast of County Mayo and connected by a narrow bridge to the mainland - has to be one of the most isolated and beautiful parts of the world.
The extinct medieval village - Jerpoint Park is located south of Kilkenny City just outside the village of Thomastown.
I must admit, we were very surprised just HOW much we enjoyed Lough Boora Discovery park - in the heart of County Offaly and in the heart of Ireland.
Have you visited The Book of Kells exhibition at Trinty College in Dublin? It has to one of the most visited cultural sites in Ireland.
We head to Glasnevin Cemetery to the north of Dublin City - and find out there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.
Travel to the top of the Wild Atlantic Way - towards the most northerly point on the island of Ireland, you will eventually come to the beautiful Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal - north of the City of Derry.
Derry city has a youthful and exciting energy about it, despite the layers of history that surround you wherever you go in the town.
If you ever have the chance to travel through the town of New Ross in County Wexford then do stop and take a tour on the Dunbrody Famine Ship.
We visit Cobh Heritage Centre - located in the lovely port town of Cobh in County Cork.