Legananny Dolmen {Northern Ireland}

Legananny Dolmen {Northern Ireland}

Nestled in the countryside of County Down, sits the Legananny Dolmen. The name Legananny is derived from the Irish term Liagán Áine, meaning standing stone. This is a Neolithic era funerary site dating back around 5,000 years. To honor a relative that had passed away, these huge stones were dragged up the hillside and assembled [...]

Travel Challenge – Day 5 :: Edinburgh {Scotland}

Travel Challenge – Day 5 :: Edinburgh {Scotland}

10 days, 10 pictures, 1 great challenge. This challenge asks you to post one favorite travel picture once a day for 10 days with no explanation. If you want to join the challenge, then dear reader I nominate you. Please share your link in the comments because I would love to see all your pictures. [...]

Dundrum Castle {Northern Ireland}

Dundrum Castle {Northern Ireland}

Dundrum Castle in County Down is an incredible historical tribute. This castle was built sometime around 1177 century by John de Courcey after his invasion of the Ulster area and has stood here overlooking the beautiful countryside ever since. This idyllic spot sits on top of a rocky hill with stunning views of the Dundrum [...]

Palace of Holyroodhouse Abbey {Scotland}

Palace of Holyroodhouse Abbey {Scotland}

Probably my favorite part of Edinburgh is the Palace of Holyroodhouse. This beautiful palace sits on the lower end of the Royal Mile while the Edinburgh Castle is at the other end. Holyroodhouse has been the residence of kings and queen since the 1600s and is still used as Queen Elizabeth's residence while she is [...]

Ulster American Folk Park {Northern Ireland}

Ulster American Folk Park {Northern Ireland}

One of the most thought provoking museums that I have had the opportunity to visit was the Ulster American Folk Park in Northern Ireland. This park is an open air museum that follows different generations through the years giving visitors a very personal view of the people. With original buildings and recreated scenes, actors dressed [...]

The National Piping Center {Scotland}

The National Piping Center {Scotland}

Ah, the sweet soulful sound of bagpipes floating across Scotland. And there is no better way to really understand what the bagpipes mean to the Scottish than by visiting the The National Piping Center in Glasgow. This incredible place houses the museum of bagpipes along with being a place of learning and preforming the bagpipes. [...]