Treats at Cork English Market Buck the Stereotype of Lackluster Irish Food

No trip to Ireland’s 3rd largest city and arguably its culinary capital is complete without a trip to their famed English Market. While the town is filled with wonderful dining choices, treats at Cork English Market kick any stereotypes about bland Irish eating. The market has a huge selection of delicious fresh made items including…

Tall Ships in Dublin 2012

This past weekend, Dublin’s Liffy river and docklands were overrun with tall ships and spectators. It was a festival atmosphere as an estimated 500,000 people visited on Saturday alone to see some magnificent ships, listen to live music, ride carnival rides, shop and eat just about anything their heart desired to celebrate tall ships Dublin…

Monuments and Political Murals of Belfast

I recently had the great pleasure to visit Belfast with my father. It was an unforgettable and unique experience, not only because trips like these can be wonderful for bonding with parents (hopefully!), but also because of Belfast’s unique history. When the Republic of Ireland gained independence from the British in 1922, after centuries of English rule,…