Touring Tuesdays: Round Renvyle with Nigel Quinlan

This week Nigel Quinlan takes us into the wilds of Connemara… Drive vaguely and meanderingly northwest out of Galway city, following signs for Connemara or Clifden or Sheep On The Road or Invasive Species Do Not Eat. Through Oughterard with its pleasant riverside park on the far side, Maam Cross with a rather musty replica […]

Touring Tuesdays: Giant’s Causeway

It was a bit of a gloomy August morning, with a hint of rain, as the bus dropped us off by Dunseverick Castle, the remains of a 6th century fort on the Antrim coast. It’s perhaps not the most impressive fort, as there’s almost nothing castley still standing, though it’s not hard to see why […]

Finest Public Toilet in Dublin

Where All the Big Lads Hang Out… by Pádraig Ó Méalóid It’s the middle of August 2019, and you’re in Dublin for Worldcon – a Stranger, if not in a Strange Land, at least in a strange city. A strange city with many secrets, which sometimes only the locals truly know about. You’ve heard all […]