Rolling Around the Achill Sound (1999)

Rolling Around the Achill Sound (1999)

Ireland’s largest outlying island is also one of its most magical.. If you’ve only got time to gaze out a moving windscreen, then a tour of the island shouldn’t take more than an hour. But it is better suited to day-trippers, with numerous options...

Donegal Catch, 2001

Donegal County. Ireland’s Highlands. 120,000 inhabitants. Daniel O’Donnell and Rory Gallagher. Saint Columba and Packie Bonner. Famine workhouses and surf beaches. Donegal Catch and Donegal Tweed. The Four Masters and the Flight of the Earls. “A pleasant rolling sea,...
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. Become a member of...
A Potted History of Ireland (as of June 2020)

A Potted History of Ireland (as of June 2020)

21st century Ireland is a land that astonishes in many ways. A generation ago, few could have foreseen that this island would become one of the more prosperous and liberal nations in Europe? Ireland’s history has been nothing but eventful. Across the country, the...
Alcock & Brown’s Trans-Atlantic Crossing of 1919

Alcock & Brown’s Trans-Atlantic Crossing of 1919

In 1919, one of the most magnificent events in history occurred when Captain Alcock and Lieutenant Brown crash-landed into a Connemara bog. The duo had just flown 1,880 miles from Newfoundland. Not only was it the longest distance yet flown by man but it was also the...