17 Apr 2017

Mussenden Temple, Downhill Demesne, Co. Derry

This miniature temple is one of the most peculiar buildings in Ireland: spectacularly perched on the edge of a cliff high above the sea, it has become an iconic landmark along the north-western coastline.  




2 Apr 2017

Magical Places: the Grianán of Aileach, Co. Donegal

The impressive ringfort on top of the hill of Greenan is one of the oldest royal sites in Ireland, its history goes back to the Bronze Age and maybe even further... The structure standing there today is only the reconstructed part of what was once a much larger pre-historic complex on top of this prominent hill.



17 Jan 2017

Boyle Abbey, Co. Roscommon

Boyle Abbey in County Roscommon is one of the most impressive Cistercian monastery ruins in Ireland with quite a turbulent history.


16 Dec 2016

Magical Places: The Dark Hedges, Co. Antrim

This magical tunnel of entwining beech trees has long been a favourite among photographers, but in recent years the once quiet country lane has become one of Northern Ireland's most popular tourist attractions. 

 

27 Oct 2016

Magical Places: The Hermitage at Tollymore Forest Park, Co. Down

Hidden in the depths of Tollymore Forest at the foot of the Mourne Mountains sits a peculiar little man-made structure on the edge of a gorge above the Shimna River: the so-called "Hermitage" is one of the strangest buildings in Ireland.


23 Jul 2016

Along the Wild Atlantic Way: Ballybunion Cliff Walk, Co. Kerry

The scenic walk along the Ballybunion Cliffs in North County Kerry offers views of spectacular seascapes and hidden beaches, as well as a bit of local folklore and history. 


16 Jun 2016

Exploring Ireland's Ancient East: The Hill of Slane, Co. Meath

This mythical hill in County Meath is steeped in legend and lore - its prominent location and commanding views over the Boyne Valley and beyond made it one of the most important sites in the ancient east of Ireland.