Mitchellstown varies from most of Ireland’s other show caves in being a very low key place, still owned and run by the same family on whose land it was discovered in 1833. You buy your ticket at the family’s home, there are basic amenities like toilets and picnic tables available, but no shop, cafe or other facilities.
This is in my book a very wonderful thing, a great break from the normal highly commercialised tourist experience.Read More
Irish crystal is renowned for its quality and clarity as well as its beautiful design, and modern styles are now joining the traditional ones we all know.
Crystal is expensive, but its special and will last a long, long time so choosing what to buy and where to buy it is important.Read More
This popular annual book fair takes place in the pretty village of Fethard in Tipperary each February, with everything from inexpensive paperbacks to rare antiquarian books available.
Fetherd is a pretty village and when you’re done with the books you can visit what claims to be Ireland’s largest car boot sale nearby.Read More
A particular good example of Ireland Norman castles, Cahir Castle has been well restored and visitors, especially younger ones, will enjoy exploring its keeps, towers and battlements.
It has seen many battles in its time and recently achieved minor Hollywood stardom as one of the locations used for the movie Braveheart.Read More
With a charter that dates back to 1247, Carrick-on-Suir is one of Ireland oldest towns and home to one of its longest established annual fairs.
Its worth a detour to walk across the old stone bridge which has stood for more than 500 years, and to visit nearby Ormonde Castle.Read More