• Ireland,  Travelog

    My fav spots in Ireland

    This will totally be a trip down the Memory Lane. Recently I woke up with a feeling when I just want to go somewhere where I haven’t been for a long time, preferably in nature (I blame you, you beautiful warm sun). Well, considering what’s happening now and also that I’m stranded in Dublin and I’m not that close to nature (and somehow I miss the real Czech one), I decided to aerate oooold photos and show you various Irish nooks. To the sounds of Selena Gomez’s new album, I’m going to rummage through my hard drive and I’m saying in advance that I don’t know what awaits us. And…

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    Flying above Copper Coast Geopark in a helicopter

    A helicopter flight over the Waterford coast was a gift from me and my mom’s friend for my mom’s birthday two years ago. The company operating these flights flies over several destinations in Ireland and we chose the Copper Coast Geopark because we know the place pretty well. Copper Coast Geopark is a coast in southern Ireland stretching 25 km from Kilfarrasy Beach to Stradbally Beach. In addition to beautiful beaches and sea views, the geopark also has a lot of history. For lovers of geography and geology a little info from Wiki: the coast is of volcanic origin and there are Neolithic dolmens, fortresses from the Iron Age, pre-Christian…

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    Gothic beauty called Johnstown

    Let’s go back in time to July 2019 when we went on a trip to East Ireland – to a park called Johnstown which can be found right by Wexford town. This park is not any special except there are peacocks running free & wild and there is a castle, too! Surely you’ve never seen a castle. Let alone an Irish one! This one in Johnstown is visually different from the rest British-Scottish like castles. The Johnstown one looks more like a chateau (yep, this is an English word). The first mention of the estate dates back to the 12th century, when it was owned by the Norman family. During…

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    In the footsteps of Irish Nature: county Wicklow

    Some time in mid-August there was a brand new challenge awaiting me – it was the first time meeting my new friend E. which I’ve got to known via Instagram. E. lives in Dublin and knows its surroundings pretty well so she has decided that we spend the day in mountains. I was excited until I realize that that is exactly what a serial killer would say. I’ve been following E. on Instagram for a while now and I’ve been loving her shots since the first day. Usually she posts great shots of Irish nature or parts of Dublin. I will not get into how we started to talk. The…

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    Beauty of West Ireland: Ross castle and Killarney

    Welcome to another travelog around Ireland! This time I’m taking you with me to the most visited part of Ireland, County Kerry and Killarney town. If you haven’t been to Kerry at least once, you haven’t been to Ireland! Masses of tourists in tourbuses driving from Dublin through Cliffs of Moher to Kerry to gush over the real Irish nature, to visit Skellig Michael where the latest Star Wars have been shot, so they could cross out another thing from their bucket list. Killarney is a small town with approx. 20,000 inhabitants which lives basically only from tourism. We noticed that on our arrival but let’s start from the beginning.…

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    Irish hidden gems: John F. Kennedy Arboretum

    If you follow me on Instagram you could have noticed that I have been sharing my experience from John F. Kennedy Arboretum in County Wexford. If you don’t follow me you probably have lots of questions. As usual, keep reading and I will explain it all. Ireland has lots to offer – from cities like Dublin, Galway or Cork through nature phenomenon Cliffs of Moher or crazy things like a little Statue of Liberty (I might dig out the photo for you one day). Lots of tourists usually only visit Dublin and then go straight to west, to the cliffs and County Kerry. I don’t blame them for wanting to…

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    Dublin: a visit of Botanic Gardens

    Today I will take you with me to a more remote part of Dublin where Botanic Gardens are located. As usual this article will be full of photos and interesting information. Dublin Botanic Gardens are located in North Dublin, approx. 5 km from city centre. If you ever decide to visit these gardens then know that you can either walk (that takes about one hour) or take a bus – lines 4, 9, 13 and 155 leave quite frequently from O’Connell Street. The entrance to these gardens is free of charge. These gardens were founded back in 1795, the current size is about 20 acres and this is Irish headquarters…

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    The Dublin’s paradise in Dún Laoghaire

    Whether you clicked on the article ’cause of your interest in Dublin or you wanted to view the photos, you must be wondering now how the hell one even pronounce Dún Laoghaire? Worry not, I got you covered below. Let’s make clear the Irish political and geographical way first so we are all on the same page. Ireland is a parliament republic such as Czech Republic or Slovakia and does not fall under UK or Northern Ireland. Geographically speaking, Ireland consists of counties and each county has its own administrative city. Lots of these cities are named exactly as the county they’re in (Dublin/Dublin, Cork/Cork, Waterford/Waterford,..). You can also notice…

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    Ireland,  Travelog

    Tramore: a seaside gem in Southern Ireland

    Woohoo finally it’s here – I’ll finally show you a part of the County I live in. Finally an article about real Ireland! Tramore is a small seaside village approx. 30 minutes by bus (They’ve added new cool double-deckers on this line – the two floor buses ala England) where the biggest attraction is a beach. Although, it’s barely used for sunbathing (unless there’s a heatwave in Ireland but that happens unfortunately once in a while). Not only because of our fantastic weather all year round (Why the hell is this part of Ireland called Sunny South East!?) but locals simply prefer ride the horses, walk the dogs and surf…

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    Ireland,  Travelog

    Ahoi, Titanic!

    Apart from lots of green and Cliffs of Moher, Ireland offers a lot of interesting history too. Today I’d like to take you to Cobh, or as it used to be called – Queenstown. Sounds familiar? Yup, that’s the last Titanic stop. Cobh is a tiny village approx. 20 minutes by train from Cork. This places feeds itself through tourism, but to be quite honest I couldn’t imagine to live here as I had a feeling there is simply nothing. On the other hand if the accommodation is cheap, you can just jump on the train and be in Cork soon. A bit of history about this place – Cobh’s…