cycling along the clare coast

Cycling along the Clare Coast

Cycling along the Clare coast would take Karli the Australian cyclist from Quilty to Doolin on her first leg of the journey. Along the way, she would experience the differences in the Irish landscape. She would see cute cottages, huge cliffs, gloomy waves and deep caves. She would also experience the famous Irish hospitality in […]

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cycle the wild atlantic way

Why I chose to cycle the wild atlantic way

G’day fellow travellers. My name is Karli and I’m a 25 year old from Brisbane, Australia and I am on a mission to cycle the Wild Atlantic Way. I have wanted to visit Ireland for as long as I can remember. My interest in Ireland came initially from…please don’t judge me…Enya. My mum refused to […]

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dusty the dolphin

Dusty the Dolphin!

  If you talk about dolphins in Ireland, everybody thinks of Fungie! Off course! He even has his own Facebook page full of pictures. But apparently there is also Dusty! We didn’t even think of the chance that we could maybe see a dolphin during our road trip so it was a very pleasant surprise! […]

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killarney park

A detour from Cork to Black Valley Hostel

  Stunning mountain roads, seaside villages and calm rivers. March 13 marked my birthday and the second day of our 9 day long road trip along the Wild Atlantic Way. A great way to celebrate if I say so! I am ever so lucky that Imke has such a great internship and I get to […]

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signs on burren

Mysterious dogs and baby goats on the Burren

  The Burren is a national park located in county Clare, in between the cities of Galway and Limerick. Its name comes from the Irish word “Boíreann” which literally translated to rocky place; describing the area perfectly well. We arrived in the Burren national park on our 4th day of our Wild Atlantic Way road-trip. […]

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we in front of wild atlantic way sign

Driving the Wild Atlantic Way!

  If you are planning on driving the Wild Atlantic Way I have some general tips for you! At the end of March I drove part of the Wild Atlantic Way with my girlfriend and it was breathtaking… Before I moved to Ireland a couple of months ago I always saw green hills, a lot […]

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in lille infront of citadel

European Hostelling International Conference

  On the 11th of March, David Owens, CEO, Darragh Miller, Chair and myself Maria Shanahan, Vice-Chair, were lucky enough to attend the European Hostelling International Conference in Lille, France. Lille We flew in to Paris Charles De Gaul airport and took the speedy TGV through the lovely countryside of northern France. The weather throughout […]

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Kilmainham Gaol tour

Kilmainham Gaol, a fascinating part of Irish history

  It was my first weekend in Ireland, the sun was shining in all its glory, and my new friends and I were exploring Dublin. After glimpsing our handy Dublin pocket map we discovered Kilmainham Gaol (pronounced jail) close by. I hadn’t yet heard anything about Kilmainham Gaol, but my curiosity was piqued. I mean, seriously, who wouldn’t […]

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Ring of Kerry vs Dingle Peninsula

Ring of Kerry vs Dingle Peninsula

The Ring of Kerry and the Dingle Peninsula are the two most famous driving routes for tourists in southwest Ireland. They both offer spectacular coastal views, jagged mountains, cosy villages, sparkling lakes, lush green sheep fields and the famous Irish hospitality. But which is better? That’s a popular question. If you google it, you’ll find lots of people […]

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Day trip to Cliffs of Moher

Day trip to Cliffs of Moher

Since arriving in Ireland, I’d been looking forward to a day trip to Cliffs of Moher. I couldn’t have picked a better weekend to take the Two Day Wild Rover Tour to Cliffs of Moher, the Burren, Galway City and Aran Islands. The rain mostly stayed away, the temperature was perfect and the sun was actually shining. […]

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