Cork is the Culture Capital

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

In West Cork one of the great advantages we have is the “Real Capital” of Ireland Cork City is on our doorstep. Situated on islands on the River Lee, sheltered by surrounding slopes it is a place of charm, vitality and culture at the head of the largest natural harbour in Europe. With a young […]

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Bantry House, West Cork

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

How lovely it was on a beautiful West Cork day to return to Bantry House after an absence of 40 years. When I was there before there was a great question mark over its survival, the two wings were derelict the main part of the house was in poor condition with the roof leaking. Still […]

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Greece 2017: Cork to Kos

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 in latest | no responses

Our Greek Odyssey is over for now but it was a blast. Returning to Athens and Islands I first saw as a student in 1976 and to Kos and Kalymnos in the Dodecanese which Jo and I first visited in 1998 inspired by a reprt by Jill Dando about the “Real Greece” to be found […]

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Flying to Donegal

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Donegal, not content with being voted the coolest place in the world to visit in 2017 by National Geographic Traveller, has now had the landing strip at its regional airport in Carrickfinn voted the second most scenic in the world. Obviously that vote was a mistake as everybody here at the Eagle’s Nest actually knows […]

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Driving the famous Ring of Kerry

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

If you’re planning to drive around the world famous Ring of Kerry, you will not be disappointed with your decision. The Ring of Kerry is without doubt one of the most amazing coastal routes and the wonderful thing is that it can be enjoyed even without getting out of your car, if that’s something that […]

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The Last Jedi on Skellig Michael

Posted on Apr 14, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The Force is with us again: The first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi made its debut on Friday at Star Wars Celebration 2017. It looks as if the people at Star Wars got their money’s worth from Skellig Michael. The island off the coast of Kerry (not yet renamed Star […]

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Waterford’s Greenway

Posted on Mar 25, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The Waterford Greenway – a 46km off-road walking and biking trail built along the railway line officially opened today  – 50 years to the day after the last passenger train travelled the route. The Waterford Greenway is the longest off-road walking and cycling experience in the country. At the cost of €15m, the 46km project […]

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Life is a beach in Ireland

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

The South West is home to six of the top ten beaches in Ireland according to TripAdvisor, who revealed their annual travellers’ choice list of the best beaches by country, by region and in the world overall this week. As tomorrow is the first day of Spring it is natural that we are looking forward […]

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Embrace Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Posted on Jan 16, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

  Today is “Blue Monday” but the start of the year is not depressing for those of us fortunate enough to live along Ireland’s iconic Wild Atlantic Way – one of the great tourism marketing success stories. Irish band Walking on Cars have provided the soundtrack to a new Wild Atlantic Way video, and it […]

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Leap Scarecrow Festival

Posted on Oct 31, 2016 in Ireland | no responses

Leap on the N71 in West Cork is always a hopping little place but this weekend it is leaping with scarecrows! The Leap Scarecrow Festival was devised by locals to take advantage of Leap’s position along the N71 the costal route through West Cork along the Wild Atlantic Way. This year it is a display […]

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The Eagle On London

No Ladies and Gentlemen on The Tube

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 in latest | no responses

Underground Anxiety

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Remembering London 7/7 Bombings

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 in latest | no responses

Farewell to Paddington Bear’s Creator

Posted on Jun 28, 2017 in latest | no responses

The Eagle on Ireland

Cork is the Culture Capital

Posted on Jul 18, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Bantry House, West Cork

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

May the fáilte be with you…

Posted on Jul 17, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Constance Markievicz, the first female MP

Posted on Jul 15, 2017 in Ireland | no responses