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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 […]

Renting a Canal Boat: A Great Way to Explore Europe For Families

Europe Canal Boat

Renting a houseboat to explore the canals of Europe is 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 canal boat, as they are sometimes called) is a much more common vacation notion in much […]

What to see in Northern Ireland: Let the Fairies Roll Your Car up a Magic Hill Northern Ireland at Spelga Dam

What to do in Norhtern Ireland

“Did she really just say that Fairies would roll our car up a magic hill Northern Ireland?” I asked my husband as we walked away, detailed directions in hand for a pleasant afternoon of driving to the magic hill Northern Ireland countryside. We had driven to Northern Ireland on a day trip from Dublin.  We had […]