Horse Racing in Ireland

Leopardstown Racecourse On 8 May 2016 I got introduced to one of Ireland’s national sports: horse racing. We went to the Leapardstown Racecourse, Leapardstown, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown…in short, just south of Dublin. This was the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial flat race, meaning that there were no obstacles to jump over. Combined with several attractions for kids, … More Horse Racing in Ireland

Killiney Hill – Where Ireland meets Palm Beach

Killiney Hill Okay, now that we’ve seen parts of the city and the little peninsula Howth, it was time take the Dart again and head south, to Killiney. It’s about 45 min southeast of city center. Killiney is a seaside resort and is one of Dublin‘s most exclusive residential areas. Arriving at the station you … More Killiney Hill – Where Ireland meets Palm Beach

Glendalough & Wicklow – Nature, history and friendly people

Glendalough October 2015, here we are in Glendalough, right in the middle of Wicklow County. Far far away from the noise, the hustle and bustle of the big city. It’s about an hour drive from the center of Dublin, just long enough to enjoy the scenery and to switch the mind from city life to … More Glendalough & Wicklow – Nature, history and friendly people