Achill Island

Achill Island is the largest island off the coast of Ireland, connected to County Mayo by a bridge. It is a four hour drive from Dublin but only two and a half hours from our home in Carrick-on-Shannon. The name Achill comes from the Irish word acaill, meaning eagle. In the past, golden eagles could … Read more

Roscommon Castle

Roscommon Castle might not see many tourists but it is worth a look if you are near Roscommon town. The town of Roscommon is about a 30 minute drive from Carrick-on-Shannon or a 1 hour drive from Sligo. The castle and surrounding park is located just outside Roscommon town. Roscommon castle was built in 1269 … Read more

Duckett’s Grove in Carlow, Ireland

One of the most beautiful ruins in Ireland, Duckett’s Grove is an 18th century estate in Carlow, Ireland. The Gothic revival style building was built in 1830. It was destroyed by fire in 1933. We stayed the night at Avlon House Bed and Breakfast and I highly recommend it. I think this may be our … Read more