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This blog is about living and travelling in and around Ireland. The places, people, culture, things I love, things I’ve learned about living here and more. Pull up a chair and come explore this magical country with me.

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Ireland has a lot to offer visitors and immigrants like me, who decided to make this beautiful country “Home”. It boasts many, many hectares of spectacular countryside, an incredibly beautiful coastline, wonderful old cities and little villages, the friendliest people, almost too many pubs and castles and beaches, alongside ancient historical remains dating back 1000’s of years, peacefully existing alongside the modern world.

Dolmen near Bantry, Co Cork

No matter what your preference, Ireland has something to offer for everyone.

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Irish Castles – Synone Castle – County Tipperary

Synone castle (Irish: Farrin-a-Urrigh) is a 16th century cylindrical towerhouse situated in Farranavarra, Boherlahan, Co Tipperary. Little is known about the history of this lovely little castle, except that is is said that many of Strongbows’ forces, in retreat from Cashel, were attacked and buried here.  Human remains were dug up near the tower and years ago …

Irish Castles – Kanturk Castle – County Cork

Kanturk Castle is an impressive fortified house, built in 1601 for MacDonagh McCarthy as a defence against English settlers. According to legend, the seven stone masons that worked on the castle were all named John, giving the castle the name of Carrig-na-Shane-Saor meaning The Rock of John the Mason. Known locally as the Old Court, …

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