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Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin: At the Crossroads of History in Ireland

Kilmainhaim Gaol Stone Breakers yard

Kilmainham Gaol, a historic Victorian jail in Dublin, Ireland. Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin has been at the epicenter of the tumultuous storm of Irish history since it was built in 1796. This place has been woven into the tapestry of Irish history through its role as a holding place for those on the wrong side of multiple […]

Looking Down the Road: Renting a Canal Boat; A Great Way to Explore Europe For Families

Europe Canal Boat

I stumbled across the idea of renting a houseboat to explore the canals of Europe a couple of years ago and I became completely transfixed.  What a great way to get off the beaten path and visit un-touristy small towns and villages while leisurely drifting past some incomparable scenery! The idea of renting a houseboat (or a […]

What to see in Northern Ireland: Let the Fairies Roll Your Car Uphill at Spelga Dam

What to do in Norhtern Ireland

“Did she really just say that Fairies would roll our car up a hill?”  I asked my husband as we walked away, detailed directions in hand for a pleasant afternoon of driving through the Northern Ireland countryside.  We had stopped in a tourist information office looking for advice about what to see in Northern Ireland. The […]