Wild Atlantic Way – Road Trip: Kerry, Clare and Mayo

Finally, out again! After 4 months working from home due to Covid 19 and the lockdown, we are out again to explore the Wild Atlantic Way.

This year we had planned to go to Canada and the United States in May but due to the exceptional circumstances our flights and accommodation were cancelled, or shall I say, postponed until we have the green light and hopefully a vaccination is found to this invisible enemy, the coronavirus.

During summertime usually we travel back to Portugal to visit family and friends but that also was postponed.

We decided to keep visiting the famous Wild Atlantic Way that we so love and this time, after Donegal and Sligo, we went further south to explore a little bit of 3 Counties: Kerry, Clare and Mayo. Continue reading

Exploring The Wild Atlantic Way (County Sligo and Donegal)

After visiting and exploring several places in County Donegal we decided to move south to continue exploring Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way, this time our road trip took us to County Sligo also called Yeats’ country. Once again, we were lucky with the weather particularly after a rainy week but living now for 7 years in Ireland I know better and even if the weather wasn’t good enough that wouldn’t stop me going. This journey once more took us to beautiful beaches with thin golden sands outstretching for miles, breathtaking scenery, hiking and history. Join me and come along! Continue reading

Exploring the Wild Atlantic Way – County Donegal (Part 2)

On the road again to explore a little bit more of the amazing Wild Atlantic Way. We left Friday after work for a remarkable weekend that included an outstanding scenery, secluded beaches, very interesting cultural and historic facts, delicious food, truly remarkable hospitality, genuine people and much more in the best company.

If you like to travel at your own pace and discover amazing places without crowds join me and come explore this unspoiled and outstanding part of Ireland. Continue reading

Exploring the Wild Atlantic (County Donegal, Ireland)

 We decided to go to county Donegal in Republic of Ireland to spend the first weekend of May. We were celebrating 24 years of a beautiful common life together. The place we booked to stay overnight had a lot of excellent reviews and now I understand why. Join me and have a small taste of the wild Atlantic. I’ll take you through spectacular views, dramatic scenery, golden desert beaches, green mountains and picturesque places that will overwhelm your feelings and with an urge of go there and see it through your own eyes.

The Rusty Mackerel

A traditional Irish bar that also offers accommodation, a restaurant and live music. We booked the place in advance and based on the reviews we read we thought this would be the right place to stay. And it didn’t disappoint, on the contrary it excelled our expectations. Located in Teelin, Carrick, this beautiful bar is in a location surrounded of natural beauty. The beautiful murals will strike your attention. The staff is very welcoming and nice. The room was very comfortable and provides all the amenities you need. The price is affordable, we paid €80 per night. We had lunch there and I truly recommend. It was one of the places where I had the best fish ever. Truly fresh and tasty it seemed it came straight from the sea into my plate. Delicious! The Rusty Mackerel has a beautiful terrace overlooking the mountain. The sense of being embedded with nature is amazing. I took my time to listen to the sounds surrounding us: birds, water running, sheep gloating…it’s paradise! Continue reading

Ards Peninsula and Strangford Lough – Northern Ireland

The more places I visit in Northern Ireland the more I feel in love with this beautiful country. This gorgeous island offers you such a variety of places to discover from breathtaking mountains to magnificent beaches with long white sands and blue-green waters, hectares of woodland forests where you can go for a walk and discover the fauna and flora, lakes for angling lovers or to have a boat experience and admire the outstanding landscapes, caves to explore… Continue reading