Category: Republic of Ireland

Wilderness Ireland

When traveling in the US we typically don’t use travel companies, however, for this trip to Ireland we decided to go with one that I had been looking at for a while: Wilderness Ireland. I wanted to use a travel company for a few reasons: I had no idea where to start planning this trip.

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Ireland: Food Trailer in Killybergs

After hiking Slieve League we were starving. Our first choice of place to stop at for dinner was a local place called The Rusty Mackerel. However, the parking lot was completely full. Not wanting to block anyone in or wait for a parking spot to open up we decided to head back towards are hotel

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Ireland: Hiking Slieve League

Our last guided tour with Wilderness Ireland was a guided hike up Slieve League. We met our guide, Barry, at the Tí Linn Cafe cafe before heading up to a car park. Slieve League is a series sea cliffs that are over 600 meters (2000 feet) above sea level. There are a couple of main

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Ireland: Glenveagh National Park

Ireland has some beautiful national parks and we got the opportunity to visit one. Glenveagh National Park is in County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland and it is free to visit. However, the park is out of the way a bit, in a wild and beautiful part of the country. Ireland does not have

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Northern Ireland: Derry to County Donegal

From Bushmills we were headed to Lough Eske but we had a few stops to make along the way. We stopped in Colerane to pick up a new allen-wrench for the camera gear and a new shirt for Keltin – one of his ended up with a hole in it. I loved how walkable all

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Ireland: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Arrival to the Emerald Isle When I was first getting this trip booked I read a lot and one thing that I read that stuck with me was, if you are flying give yourself buffer time in cases of flight issues. Listening to that advice saved us a big headache. We were supposed to fly

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Welcome to the Emerald Isle

If you follow the McGee Travel Tales Facebook page you might have seen some clips from our recent trip to Ireland. We had a fantastic time and I have so much to share: places to go, places to stay, and experiences that shouldn’t be missed. We got to see castles and bogs and rolling fields

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