Malahide Castle, County Dublin

After spending a dream-like night in Howth, I hopped on the train to another explore another of Dublin County’s little seaside towns. Malahide is connected via DART, and is only twenty minutes on the train from Tara Station in the heart of Dublin, which made it a perfect little afternoon trip. The main attraction is Malahide Castle, located just a…
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A Taste of West Cork, Ireland

While I was in Ireland, I was lucky enough to be invited by Fáilte Ireland on a foodie day tour though West Cork. We set off bright and early from Killarney, winding through little country lanes with the occasional traffic jam. Our journey was filled with stories by Marie and Lorraine from Cork County Council. The region actually has a…
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Lunch at The Lake Hotel, Killarney

From the moment I arrived to Killarney, my local friend Aífe repeated one recommendation to me over and over: go to The Lake Hotel. My last afternoon at the conference was gloriously sunny. I could see the rays of sunshine and blue skies peeking out at me from behind the speaker, distracting me from everything he had to say. And…
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