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 […]

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.

Finn McCool's home on the Hill of Allen.

The Bog of Allen.

The Bog of Allen, home of the legendary Irish Giant Finn McCool. The Bog of Allen is an immense raised bog covering an area nearly 1000 square kilometres in size. […]

Mysterious Ireland – Leinster

‘Mysterious Circle Appears in Joe “Boy” Conboy’s Back Garden’ I was sitting in the common room of Kirwan House Tourist Hostel in Wexford, having just completed a radio interview to […]