Carrowkeel Passage Tombs

Carrowkeel passage tombs

The mist covered track up to Carrowkeel passage tombs pictured above adds to the mystery and mystique of the surroundings. In the 4th millennium B. C. Carrowkeel Passage Tombs, were constructed on and around the Bricklieve hills overlooking Lough Arrow during the Neolithic age. The site was excavated in 1911 and later the findings re-examined, […]

Eagles Rock

eagles rock

Eagles rock, is the daughter of Tievebaun who, along with Benwiskin and Truskmore  are some of the lesser known offspring of the Dartry Mountains.  (Benbulbin, of course, being the best known). Dartry is immensely proud of them, particularly Eagles rock. Formation of Eagles Rock Glenade valley did not exist until glaciation began at the end […]

Yeats Country

View of Lough Gill from ORourkes Table

Spending most of his childhood around the Lough Gill area in Sligo, infused William Butler Yeats, a Dublin man, with a deep and lasting passion for his adopted county. Yeats, an Anglo-Irish protestant, was educated in Dublin and London taking a special interest in poetry and Irish mythological legend during  and from his formative days. […]

Kesh Caves

The Kesh Caves (or Keash Caves, the caves at Kesh, Keshcorran caves) are a number of caves situated side by side on the western side of Keshcorran hill, 16 chambers in all. Looking at them for the first time is a little bewildering. There are 16 in all almost in a straight horizontal line which […]

Fowleys Falls

One of Leitrim’s unkown gems is Fowleys Falls. Strolling or cycling through the lake-land and drumlins of North Leitrim and South Fermanagh gives rise to a sating of the thirst for tranquility that nature inspires. Taking time to appreciate this undulating landscape is one of the few ways to experience what only the Gods of […]

Lough Gill

View of Lough Gill from ORourkes Table

Angling at Lough Gill There is more to Lough Gill than reflections about Yeats, it is an anglers paradise especially when angling crafty brown trout and salmon that will challenge your capabilities in the earlier part of the year. During February and March Lough Gill is where knowledgeable anglers come from far and near, spiced […]

Dunguaire Castle

The Wild Atlantic Way passes right by the gate of Dunguaire Castle as it sits proudly on the shores of Galway Bay at Kinvara. Probably one of the most photographed castles in the country, Dunguaire is incredibly photogenic and it has a fascinating history. Brief History of Dunguaire Castle Built in the early 16th century […]


The picturesque fishing village of Roundstone is a must visit while travelling the Galway stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way. With its stunning views of the Twelve Bens mountain range, its proximity to sheltered beaches and the availability of hiking trails close by, this village has become a favourite of sailors, hikers and those who […]

Roundstone Music

Irish music enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to Malachy Kearns at Roundstone Music. A skilled bodhrán maker, “Malachy Bodhrán” is always happy to have a chat about this instrument, which is often found in traditional Irish music sessions and a visit to his workshop gives a great insight into how the instrument is made. Malachy […]

Killary Harbour

Killary Harbour is one of Ireland’s three glacial fjords and marks the border between counties Mayo and Galway on the Wild Atlantic Way. The fjord is approximately 16 Km long from the Atlantic to Aasleigh Falls near Leenane and is bordered by some of the most spectactular scenery in the country. Mweelrea, at 814m the […]