Best Storm Emma Pictures

It’s been 2 weeks since Storm Emma hit Ireland and we felt the full force of the Beast from the East. While the majority of the country was hit by several feet of snow, power outages, and water restrictions, it did make for some absolutely stunning images. We searched hard and long and have found…

Hellfire Club

The Hell Fire Club situated on the top of Montpelier Hill in the Dublin mountains has been a popular destination for family outings for generations of Dubliners. It’s a challenging climb to get to the top but once you do get there, you are richly rewarded by spectacular panoramic views over Dublin city and its…

World Environmental Day

World Environmental Day, in special honour of our life sponsor: Planet Earth.     Let’s start with a brief overview of what this day is all about… World Environment Day (WED) – 5th of June every year, so for all of you nature lovers, put it in your calendar. This day is all about encouraging environmental…

Wombles and Nature

In 1969, Elisabeth Beresford published the first iteration of The Wombles and went on to write a further five novels about Wimbledon’s noblest residents. How could she envision the importance of her creations? The burrow living, nature loving, rubbish collecting, pointy nosed fur balls soon became public favorites and eventually gained two stints on our…

Hostels near Forests in Ireland

Today is International Day of Forests and the theme this year is “Forests and Energy“. Along with being sources of renewable energy, the forests of Ireland have a unique atmosphere about them. Without going full-hippy they have a character about them that is different to the open trails or the mountains. It may be because of…

Knockree Conservation Plan Launch

Today An Óige, the Irish Youth Hostel Association announce their plan to officially launch their Five Year Conservation Plan for their Knockree Youth Hostel site on March 10th by the Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, Andrew Doyle T.D. An Óige bought the 24 hectare site in 1938. They transformed the original hostel…