Benone Strand, County Derry – The Guardian, 2010

Benone Strand, County Derry – The Guardian, 2010

I’ve long known that Benone Strand has supernatural qualities. That became evident one autumnal night in the early ‘90s when myself and two pals, one gent, one gal, arrived on the beach at 3 am. As we contemplated the icy mist wafting above the lapping waves, the moon...
Carlow Castle: Rise & Fall

Carlow Castle: Rise & Fall

A detailed history of Carlow Castle from its construction by the Normans over 800 years ago through to the present day, co-starring Prince Lionel of Antwerp and the extraordinary doctor who accidentally blew most of the building apart in 1814. Unlimited access for €1...
Garden of Ireland: A Tour of Carlow, Wicklow & Kildare  (2000, Archive)

Garden of Ireland: A Tour of Carlow, Wicklow & Kildare (2000, Archive)

This article was written in the year 2000 for a light-hearted travel website … the places covered in the text are Dublin – Bray – Powerscourt – Kilpeddar – Kilcoole – (Rathnew / Wicklow) – Roundwood – Glendalough – Ashford – Avoca – Shillelagh – Tinahely – Kiltegan –...
Spotlight on Belfast – City of Music & Joy

Spotlight on Belfast – City of Music & Joy

Belfast City, Northern Ireland's progressive capital, developed as a great port and industrial centre during the 18th and 19th centuries. In 2021, Belfast was awarded prestigious UNESCO City of Music status, while the Array Collective, a Belfast-based group, won the...