Dunluce Castle

Welcome to my Magical Ireland Hiking Holiday blog!

The plan is to update this blog daily with some details of the day along with a few pictures for the Forest Hill Walk Club, friends, family and for others wishing to follow along. Perhaps this is too adventurous since I am the organizer of this trip but with Eimear Flanagan of ‘Away A Wee Walk’ managing the details, the hike and trip guide, I get to play, hike, be adventurous and take many pictures. Pay attention to people, culture and whatever else steps onto my path.

Did I say we would be staying at an ancient castle? Have you thought about why Ireland has ancient castle walls? Did you ever hear of dolmans? How about sheela-na-gigs? What of the mounds that are older than the pyramids? Does Guinness takes better in Ireland? What is a snug? Are you getting the picture?

For some answers, check out my latest blog ‘Elvis Presley was Irish?’

Stay tuned, the action begins June 11 leaving Toronto for Dublin airport then on to our first stop, the city ancient city of Drogheda. Around the island we go!

Day 1  June 12, 2018

Arriving at Dublin airport…from Toronto. An easy time with the airport. It was very kind to all of us. As we board and make our way to our first stop, you know you are not in Canada anymore. Everyone is driving on the wrong side of the road. With needing a stretch, I planned a walk around the city centre as Drogheda has a lot of history and oldness about it.


Day 2  June 13, 2018

Day 3 June 14, 2018

Day 4 June 15, 2018

Day 5 June 16, 2018

Day 6 June 17, 2018

Day 7 June 18, 2018

Day 8 June 19, 2018

Day 9 June 20, 2018

Day 10 June 21, 2018

Day 11 June 22, 2018

Day 12 June 23, 2018

Day 13 June 24, 2018

Departing Dublin airport…for Toronto

Ever heard of Irish Soda Bread…this simple to make delicious bread will make you want to travel to Ireland or at least, bring into your home wherever you live!! Stay tuned for a cooking class on how to make this bread.

Have a desire to visit Ireland, let me know by commenting below.

Happy travels to all and may all have your adventure.