Embrace Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Posted on Jan 16, 2017 in Ireland | 2 comments

  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 | 159 comments

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 | 2 comments

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 | Comments Off on All aboard the Grand Hibernian

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 | Comments Off on A sheep at the wheel

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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Hippocrates of Kos

Posted on Aug 6, 2016 in latest | one comment

The Greek  Island of Kos is forever associated with its most famous son, the physician and Priest of Asclepius, Hippocrates, known as “The Father of Medicine.”   He made such an impression on medical history that his name is still very much associated with medicine today. All newly qualified doctors take what is called the […]

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Ballabuidhe Horse Fair and Races

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 in Ireland | one comment

Since 1615 the people of Dunmanway, West Cork,  have been celebrating Ballabuidhe Horse Fair and Races and it’s no different this year. The races take place on Sunday 31st July and August  1st and 2nd  , followed by the famous Ballabuidhe Horse Fair on the Tuesday evening and again on Wednesday 3rd August followed by […]

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The Ring of Kerry

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 in Ireland | Comments Off on The Ring of Kerry

Moving to West Cork you eventually start behaving like a tourist as we head into the height of the tourist season. So at the weekend it was over the border, not without some apprehension, into the Kingdom of Kerry! Starting in always lively and engaging Kenmare we went on the Ring of Kerry but took […]

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National Geographic on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 in Ireland | 23 comments

The Wild Atlantic Way – and West Cork in particular – features in a beautiful new film made for National Geographic. The piece, which comes in at just under six minutes long, was filmed last month and highlights the mystical beauty of the area and features stunning views of the West Cork coastline and countryside. […]

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Art Nouveau in Prague

Posted on Feb 2, 2016 in Architecture | Comments Off on Art Nouveau in Prague

The Art Nouveau movement brought a new style to visual arts and architecture in Europe and Prague. It was developed by a brilliant and energetic generation of artists and designers, Alfons Mucha (1860-1939) being the most distinguished Czech visual artist of the Art Nouveau movement. Art Nouveau designers believed Art should work in harmony to […]

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