The view from the historic Derry city walls

By | September 3rd, 2013|Ireland|

Derry or Londonderry?  Which ever name you choose to use, this city on the northern coast of Northern Ireland is an incredible place to visit due  to its historical significance, heritage and friendly folk. Derry is the only city in Ireland that remains completely walled.  Built between 1613 and 1618 by The Honourable The Irish [...]

Ireland Roadtrip Summary: Cost and Mileage

By | May 31st, 2012|Ireland|

So thats the Ireland roadtrip all done with. 9 Amazing days and a lot of miles covered within that time, but every one totally worth it.  There were a few places we planned to visit that we never quite made it to, Westport for example we had to skip, but it looks amazing so maybe we'll [...]

Photo Essay: Giants Causeway

By | May 18th, 2012|Ireland, Photographic Inspiration|

Giants Causeway is located on Northern Irelands north coast, between Belfast and Derry (the blue pin on the map below), the stretch of coastline is a marvel and draws hundreds of tourists a day.  It was declared as Irelands first National Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.  I was lucky enough to visit the causeway on [...]

The Ireland Roadtrip: Day 2 Belfast to Derry

By | May 14th, 2012|Ireland|

Day 2 Mini Summary: Drive from Belfast to Derry,  5 hrs in total, most of it in the rain. See the Belfast Marathon runners as we leave the city.  Drive the north east coast via the coastal route,  occasionally the sea air would become very pungent, you could taste the salt at the back of your throat. [...]

Ireland Roadtrip 2012 – THE PLAN

By | March 27th, 2012|Ireland|

The girlfriend has just renwed her driving licence *gulp.  Ten years after she passed her test and with about an hours worth of driving experience since passing I'm not quite sure what i'm letting myself in for by agreeing to a road trip around Ireland this coming May.  Actually the trip was my idea, I just thought i'd [...]