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The Bogs of Connemara

Blanket bogs are found wherever there is high rainfall, which is typically in western Ireland and also in mountainous areas....
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The Battle, The Dog and the Ruineous Aftermath

The village of Aughrim lies 5km west of the town of Ballinasloe in Co. Galway. Aughrim is the site of...
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Fairy Light

In the early hours of the morning I captured this image. It could be a trick of the light but...
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The Festival of Beltaine

The festival of Beltaine is upon us, when we welcome the long summer days. The name derives from Bel, the...

The Cludóg

One day while digging through the archives in Co. Meath I came across the story of the Cludóg. The Cludóg...

The Puppy and the Pandemic

What emotions does a dog stir in us? We met a man in the hospital carpark and exchanged pleasantries. He...
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Red Hugh O’Donnell was born in 1573 in his ancestral castle at the mouth of the River Eske on Donegal...
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How to eat like a local

Galway have so many fine eateries, no wonder it was nominated top foodie destination 2020 by BBC Good Food. Whether...

Heritage Week Freebie

I'm delighted that my audio walk of Galway City has been added to the events schedule for Heritage Week. To...

Bringing in the Corn

Bringing in the Corn: We are in the midst of the Celtic harvest festival of Lughasna, when the crops are...

Why Choose a Guided Tour

I've been lucky to travel to many places in the world. My fondest memories while in India, North Africa and...


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This was a great tour - engagingly delivered, well spoken. We were three (including a 12-year old) and all thoroughly enjoyed it. Pitch of information was perfect - history, anecdotes and contemporary info.

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I found the tour great fun and convenient.I even got some shopping in .its a great way to see Galway in a short space of time .Excellent tour highly recommended.


Fantastic tour! It’s a must for visitors to Galway and also a good historic refresher tour for Galwegians.


Fascinating tour, rich in history yet full of good laughs and interesting tales of the Tribes of Galway. A must if you visit Galway City!!

Mary Hynes

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