Iron age rath at the Hill of Tara in County Meath, Ireland. Tara was once the ancient capital of Ireland, from where the high king ruled over the country. The upright stone you see on the mound is the Lia Fail (stone of destiny). According to Celtic legend the Lia Fail was used during the coronation of the high king, and was believe to emit a roar when the true high king touched it. (I tried but there was no sound, so I crossed being high king of Ireland off my list of potential destinies).

The Hill of Tara – The Boyne Valley in Ireland Part 1

The Hill of Tara At first glance the Hill of Tara may seem like a rather non-de script place. Many tourists visit every year and possibly scratch their heads in […]

Rain clouds clearing over the Kamnik Alps after a day of heavy rain. On the higher ground they brought snow.

The Ice Saints Cometh in full force this year in Slovenia

It’s the time of the Ice Saints, and in Slovenia this year Ledeni Možje have brought with them the coldest period in May for 15 years, and as I sit here now writing this, Polulana Zofka is truly pissing herself. Confused? Let me explain.

Sean Og the leprechaun in O hare pub in Carlingford. County Louth, Ireland.

The Tale of the Wily Leprechaun

In the northeast corner of County Louth in Ireland lies the small and incredibly beautiful Cooley Peninsula. But as well its incredible beauty, it is also home to one wily little leprechaun.

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Halloween it’s NOT American!

Halloween, it’s NOT American Many people, it seems, think that Halloween is an American celebration. Over here in Slovenia, where I am currently living, when I ask people if they […]

Dragon Bridge in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The Ljubljana Dragon

The Dragon of Ljubljana If you have ever taken a stroll around the beautiful city of Ljubljana, then you couldn’t have failed to notice the abundance of dragons. In particular, […]

Kozolez (hay rack) in a field with Rudnica Hill in the background, Stara Fužina, Bohinj, Slovenia.

Giants and a Dwarf in Bohinj

The Giants of Bohinj The Bohinj valley is so big and vast that once there was room for giants to roam. And many thousands of years ago they did just […]