Waterford Crystal Tour

Last week I took part in a tour of Waterford Crystal, it was great as you got to see the people working on the glass and they explained the whole process to you from start to finish. I really enjoyed learning about this iconic brand. It takes eight years to become a Master Craftsman in …

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 …

Russborough House

Yesterday we took a trip to the always interesting Russborough House in Wicklow. I have been here many times, but today was the first time that they allowed photography during the tour of the house. Our Guide Iris was an incredibly knowledgeable about the history of the House from the Mitford Sisters up to present …

Historic Blackrock

Another tour that I went on, as part of the Summer of Heritage, was the Historic Blackrock Tour. Our guide was fantastic, and was incredibly knowledgeable about the area. The weather was glorious on the day of the tour, I think it was the hottest day of the year. The tour started in the Park …

Killiney Obelisk

This was another stop on the Summer of Heritage and Heritage Week programmes. I have wanted to have a look inside this structure for many years. Sadly I missed the tour, but, the lovely key holder let myself and two other people in to have a look around anyway.┬áNext year I will go to the …