A morning with UN Ambassador Samantha Power

It’s not everyday you get to spend a morning with a United Nations Ambassador in your home county. So I jumped at the opportunity to attend a Q&A session with Samantha Power at the Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival in Waterville last month. In what was a major coup for the South Kerry festival, Samantha Power was … Continue reading A morning with UN Ambassador Samantha Power

Bye Bye Winter, Hello Biddy

Winter can be an unforgiving time in Ireland given the precarious nature of Atlantic weather systems. So it’s with great relief we welcome spring on 1st February. For our ancestors who lived in a more agrarian society this date was the start of a new farming season and celebrations were held in honour of the … Continue reading Bye Bye Winter, Hello Biddy

Wild Atlantic Way: Dingle to Tralee

There are two ways of travelling from Dingle to Tralee by road. There’s the N86 which commercial vehicles and commuters use. And then there’s the Connor Pass white-knuckle ride and it’s along this route that the official Wild Atlantic Way travels. Starting in the Riviera-like Dingle town the R560 road travels in a north-eastern direction … Continue reading Wild Atlantic Way: Dingle to Tralee