Arthur’s Day, a holiday for Guinness

September 27th is an unofficial holiday in Ireland- it’s Arthur’s Day. A national celebration to honor the man who founded the most famous thing to come from Ireland back in 1759…Guinness of course! Today Guinness is brewed in nearly 60 nations around the world, including countries like Nigeria (shh, Guinness *or better yet, British drink…

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…

An Anniversary at the Tinakilly Manor House in Wicklow, Ireland

This past March, Bell and I celebrated our 7 year wedding anniversary at the lovely Tinakilly Manor House in Wicklow, Ireland. The beautifully preserved Victorian mansion is a stark contrast from today’s cookie cutter hotels, while still providing a luxurious stay at a surprisingly affordable price. Their offseason rate of €80 ($90 US) per night, including…