Lissadell House

Last week we took a trip to Lissadell House in Sligo, this is the family home of Countess Constance Markievicz, formally Constance Gore-Booth and her sister Eva Gore-Booth, both of whom who incredibly active political figures in the early years of the 20th Century. The first time I visited Lissadell was with my Grandmother when …

Open Training Session

I attended the Irish Rugby Open Training Session at the Aviva this week, I go to as many of these events as I can as I am a huge Rugby fan, sadly the open training sessions for Ireland only happen once a year. This year there were separate¬†events, one was held in Dublin and, a …

Irish Quidditch Cup

On an incredibly rainy Saturday in January, the Irish Quidditch Cup had to decamp from the waterlogged Trinity pitches to Fairview Park, where the Tournament started later than scheduled, however, we still managed to get through most of the day's schedule before being ejected by the Park Warden with one match to go. The great …

Hellfire Club

The Hellfire Club is a place in the Dublin Mountains that I have kept meaning to go to, and up until today, had 100% failed to do. However, that has now changed. It is about a 2.5Km walk up Montpelier Hill to get to the ruins of what is known as the Hellfire Club.¬†The building …