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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West Cork from the air

Posted on Oct 3, 2016 in Ireland | no responses

The Eagle has long admired the work of photographer Tom Vaughan of Ballydehob. A West Cork native whose normal fare is drone and commercial photography for estate agents he puts together occasional compilations of his aerial photography to promote both his business and this beautiful part of Ireland on the Wild Atlantic Way. After seeing […]

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All aboard the Grand Hibernian

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 in Ireland | no responses

All aboard Ireland’s most luxurious train which includes 10 carriages, 20 en-suite cabins, two dining cars and an observation car, all refurbished by specialist outfitters. The Belmond Grand Hibernian’s inaugural journey is a six-day ‘Grand Tour of Ireland’, with 40 passengers departing Heuston Station at 2.20pm yesterday. The experience is akin to “travelling in an […]

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A sheep at the wheel

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 in Ireland | no responses

Mistakes can happen to anyone but you do have to wonder just how this one occurred. Last night, a driver decided to take a trip to the picturesque Dunquin pier in Kerry – where visitors get the ferry to the Blasket Islands. Unfortunately, it’s a notoriously twisty, narrow pedestrian-only road – and the inevitable happened. […]

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The Eagle On London

George Osborne the influence peddler

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Seven Sisters at Seven Sisters

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Britain’s rudest address?

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Happy Chinese New Year 2017!

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The Eagle on Ireland

The Galway Girls

Posted on May 5, 2017 in Ireland | no responses

Flying to Donegal

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Arson around West Cork

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Driving the famous Ring of Kerry

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 in Ireland | no responses