As Ireland's popularity as a travel destination reaches an all-time high, the lesser-known inland counties can provide a quieter and some would say, more authentic Irish holiday. Jill Fergus explores the heartland: the counties of Roscommon, Cavan, and Leitrim. I had experienced the nightlife of Dublin's Temple Bar area and the picture-perfect vistas of the Ring of Kerry and … [Read more...] about A Trip Through the Heartland with C.I.E.
The future is bright for communities along Ireland’s longest river as the Shannon Greenway is coming soon. Ireland’s majestic Shannon River is celebrated in song and story, and now plans are afoot for a Greenway that will make it more accessible to all. The proposed corridor will run on the western shore of the river from Cavan through Leitrim, Roscommon, Galway … [Read more...] about The Shannon Greenway
Looking for a truly exceptional adventure? Paddleboarding is the fastest growing sport in the world, and Ireland offers an abundance of waterways – some challenging, some less so – and, as our intrepid Canadian couple discovered, all flanked by stunning landscapes of mountains, lakes, coastlines, and islands. ℘℘℘ We wanted to drink in Ireland’s audaciously green spring, but do … [Read more...] about Paddling in the Wake of St. Patrick & Game of Thrones
In this travel series, Irish America explores each of the four provinces of Ireland. Connacht is the ruggedly beautiful western province of Ireland, bounded by the Shannon, Ireland’s longest river, to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean. Connacht is comprised of counties Galway, Mayo and Roscommon, as well as Leitrim and Sligo farther north. It is divided north to south by a … [Read more...] about Captivating Connacht