Month: October 2022

Around Carlow
County Wexford

Duncannon, Co. Wexford

From Hook Lighthouse I traveled to visit Duncannon. One of the most unique seaside villages situated on scenic Ring of Hook drives in the southwest of County Wexford. Bordered to the west by Waterford harbor and sitting on a rocky headland jutting into the channel is the strategically prominent Duncannon Fort which dominates the village. […]

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Around Carlow
County Wexford

Hook Lighthouse, Co. Wexford

The next destination of my day trip was the astonishing medieval Hook Lighthouse. One of the greatest visitor attractions in Ireland’s Ancient East. The Hook Lighthouse (Irish: Teach Solais Rinn Duáin) also known as Hook Head Lighthouse is situated on Hook Head at the tip of the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford. The existing tower […]

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Around Carlow
County Wexford

Loftus Hall, Co. Wexford

Loftus Hall is reported to be one of the most haunted houses in Ireland. Besides, situated on the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford this mansion is on the site of the original castle – Redmond Hall. Built there in 1350 during the Black Death pandemic. Therefore, on the way from Tintern Abbey to Hook Lighthouse, […]

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County Wexford

Tintern Abbey, Co. Wexford

Another wonderful Cistercian abbey located on the Hook peninsula, County Wexford, I have been visiting, is Tintern Abbey. Situated only a 20-minute drive from Dunbrody Abbey and a 25-minute drive from New Ross. Tintern Abbey, which is today in ruins, was founded c. 1200 by William, Earl Marshal on lands held through his marriage to […]

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Vintage Displays at The Ploughing 2022, Co. Laois
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County Laois

Vintage Displays at The Ploughing 2022, Co. Laois

I attended on Day 2 of The National & World Ploughing Championships 2022. Which took in Ratheniska, County Laois from September 20th – 22nd.  I was lucky because the weather was very good. Among many attractions especially I enjoyed Live Music & Irish Dancing and also the Vintage Display. As I found out, for over 30 years. […]

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Around Carlow
County Laois

National & World Ploughing Championships 2022, Co. Laois

In September I attended first time in a very special event – The National & World Ploughing Championships. Must admit I found it a very interesting experience. Also, it was a great opportunity to see the best of Irish country’s culture. The National & World Ploughing Championships is Europe’s largest outdoor event. It returned to […]

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