Sligo & Mayo – Wild Atlantic Way – Pt 3

Sligo & Mayo – Wild Atlantic Way – Pt 3

The Wild Atlantic Way – Part 3 A series of articles about locations along this 2500km marked tourist route, which runs from Derry in the north to Kinsale in the south Sligo and Mayo by Ian Middleton The Plain of Moytura is a vast expanse of rolling green hills and meadows. Beautiful to the eye, […]

Pula or Pola

Great destinations for your next sunny break on Daingean Online.

Pula or Pola

Pula (in Croatian) or Pola (in Italian) is the largest city on the peninsula. And if the abundance of holiday and budget airlines flying in is anything to go by, it’s the most popular vacation destination too. There is a distinct Italian feel to the Istria Peninsula, lying at the north-western edge of Croatia. For […]

Giants on the Bog

Giants on the Bog

The Bog of Allen The Bog of Allen is an immense raised bog covering an area nearly 1000 square kilometres in size. And it’s a good thing it is so big, because folklore says that in ancient times giants roamed the land, and the Bog of Allen was home to one of Ireland most famous. […]

Wai-O-Tapu – New Zealand

Wai-O-Tapu – New Zealand

Situated on New Zealand’s North Island, the Taupo Volcanic Zone is the country’s most geothermally active region. Rotorua is a popular destination for travellers and holidaymakers, despite the perpetual smell of rotten eggs. Wai-O-Tapu is the perfect place to experience it. Ian Middleton found out why. The Earth Moved for Me. Sitting in my hostel […]

Donegal – Wild Atlantic Way – Pt 2

Donegal – Wild Atlantic Way – Pt 2

The Wild Atlantic Way – Part 2 A series of articles about locations along this 2500km marked tourist route, which runs from Derry in the north to Kinsale in the south County Donegal by Ian Middleton The little village of Dunlewy in northern Donegal might otherwise be just another village if not for two great […]

The King Of Tory Island – The Wild Atlantic Way – Part 1

Discover the King of Tory and his Realm; the rugged Tory Island. Beware though, for once you dip your toes into Tory you'll be hooked.

The King Of Tory Island – The Wild Atlantic Way – Part 1

The Wild Atlantic Way A series of articles about locations along this 2500km marked tourist route, which runs from Derry in the north to Kinsale in the south It was like a scene from Craggy Island. I was sitting at a corner table in the local cafe sipping my mug of hot tea and about […]

Skellig Michael – A hideaway good enough even for Luke Skywalker

As I sat watching the Millennium Falcon skim over the surface of the immense body of water and approach the tall craggy island jutting powerfully out of the water in Star Wars - the Force Awakens, I couldn't help thinking, "I know that place!"

Skellig Michael – A hideaway good enough even for Luke Skywalker

As I sat watching the Millennium Falcon skim over the surface of the immense body of water and approach the tall craggy island jutting powerfully out of the water in Star Wars – the Force Awakens, I couldn’t help thinking, “I know that place!” Now, I have travelled a lot, but unfortunately not on an […]

Trekking the Beara Way

Trekking the Beara Way

The first time I ventured into West Cork I heard about a peninsula containing a huge network of walking trails. West Cork comprises of a series of peninsulas: Mizen Head, Sheep’s Head and Beara. Unlike the lush green Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry, both of which are swarming with bus loads of tourists, […]

Glendalough

Glendalough

Glendalough is a place I’d heard many travellers rave about in all my years in Ireland, so naturally I was quite looking forward to seeing just how it measured up. Upon arrival, I was not disappointed We took the St Kevin’s bus, (a private bus service) to Glendalough, in the heart of the Wicklow Gap, […]