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    Pumpkin picking at Alright Pumpkin, Co. Meath!

    I really love Halloween time. Everything is orange and black, there are silly decorations everywhere, and of course, it’s the time of year when you get to buy a pumpkin, rip out its insides, make a face and stick a candle in it.

    Pumpkin carving is something I only really started doing a few years ago when I was in Montréal, and I’ve done it every year since then. Usually, I buy whatever pumpkin is left in the shop close to Halloween, but this year I learned about a pumpkin patch in Co. Meath where you can pick your own. I had no idea there was a pumpkin patch in Ireland, so once I knew it was out there, I had to go and see it. Read more

    travel, ireland

    VIDEO: Dark Hedges & Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland

    Earlier this year we took a road trip up to the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, with a plan to stop off at the Dark Hedges and cross the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge (this last one we didn’t get to do. Word of warning, the last entry for the bridge is at 5:15pm!). We did it all in the one day, driving up from Dublin in the morning, spending the full day taking in as much of the sights as we could, and driving back to Dublin that evening. I really enjoyed every minute of this trip, and I think it’s worth your while to do it. There’s plenty of options for getting there between driving and taking a tour bus, just make sure you give yourself enough time to fit it all in.

    If videos are your thing, scroll on down to the bottom of this post and watch to see the incredible views you can catch if you do this trip. Read more

    travel, ireland

    Dublin to Dingle and back in 24 hours

    Looking to go on a road trip in Ireland? Driving from Dublin to Dingle will take you across the country through breathtaking views and some charming Irish towns. Part of your challenge is not to get too distracted along the way! Read on to learn about our road trip across Ireland to meet the most famous resident of the Dingle Peninsula: Fungi the Dingle Dolphin. This guide will tell you the route we took, where we stayed, what we did and what more there is to do in this gorgeous part of the country.  Read more

    travel, dublin, ireland

    The Little Museum of Dublin

    A lot of the time we don’t appreciate the place we live and the things it has to offer because we live there and we think we already know everything there is to know about it. For me, it’s not until I have people visiting that I really start looking at what there is to do and go to some places either I’ve never heard of or would normally just walk straight past.

    One of these places is The Little Museum of Dublin at Stephen’s Green. Plenty of times I have walked past this museum and I was always a little interested and wondered what it was like inside but I never actually stopped to go in. Recently, friends came to visit from Canada and I figured it was as good a time as any to visit The Little Museum, so I suggested we go. Read more