Touring Tuesdays: Dublin’s Georgian Squares

The Georgian period ran from 1714 to 1830, under Kings George I to IV, and was very influential on Irish history and on Dublin’s development. Much of Dublin’s most important architecture was built during this time, not least its famous Georgian Squares. These squares were not just pretty parks, they were the entertainment multiplexes of […]

Touring Tuesdays: Nice Walks Near Dublin

This week Emma J King takes to some interesting places to walk around Dublin… There are some remarkably pleasant walks, both urban and rural, within easy reach of Dublin City Centre and accessible by public transport. I recently had some unexpected free time in Dublin and did each of these walks as a day trip […]

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 […]