Being the largest city in Northern Ireland, Belfast has a lot going for it! With Michelin Star restaurants, cool museums and loads of the best things to do in Belfast, it’s the kind of city which is great for a long weekend break.  Trust me when I say, Belfast is one of those places that’s … Continue Reading

Ireland is a stunning place to explore and the kind of place that’s got a little something for everyone. From its incredible castles, cities like; Dublin and some of the most dramatic landscapes, Ireland is an incredible spot to visit. This is especially true for Galway on the west coast. Honestly, there are so many … Continue Reading

Northern Ireland is one incredible place to explore whilst seeing the best places in Ireland and the UK. With all its valleys, rugged coastlines, beautiful castles and cities, there are so many amazing and best places in Northern Ireland to visit. Now, I might be a little bit biased (my grandparents are from Northern Ireland) … Continue Reading

There’s absolutely no shortage of stunning places to visit in Ireland; a fact which has will no doubt have seen the Emerald Isle climb atop your travel-whish list. Yes, it might rain a little in Ireland, but it’s no coincidence then that some of the most beautiful places to visit in Ireland are also some … Continue Reading

Hey, it’s Henry here! You might remember from my last trip with the Hand Luggage Only guys to Barcelona? This time, however, I’ve ventured a little closer to home. All the way over to gorgeous Ireland! To be totally frank, I’m actually a little ashamed to say but (as a 24-year-old, Guinness loving, Irish jigging … Continue Reading

The best hikes in Ireland are without a doubt those that leave you absolutely in awe of the stunning natural beauty the country is so famous for. This is especially true with all the best hikes in Ireland that are dotted all across the county, too. You see, those green rolling hills, jagged and dramatic … Continue Reading

Ireland is an incredible island to explore! And, realistically, It doesn’t matter if you’re visiting the Republic of Ireland (in the south) or Northern Ireland (in the north-east); you’ll be spoilt for choice. After all, there’s a heap of the best places in Ireland that are dotted all across the island.  That’s the thing about … Continue Reading

Ireland is a totally beautiful country to explore! It’s got a heap of the best places and stunning little villages that are honestly too good to miss. That being said, there’s a load of the best things to do in Ireland that are totally essential. This is exactly why I wanted to share some of … Continue Reading

Sometimes it’s easy to forget what’s right on our doorstep – especially when there are so many beautiful and world-renowned historic sites that are only a stone’s throw away! We’re fortunate that we have so many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland… from the unique City of Bath, … Continue Reading

If you know where to head to, Dublin is one heck of an exciting city to explore. From the charm of the Irish, the rivers of Guinness and centuries of Irish history (and architecture), Dublin it a terrific place to experience. Okay, rivers of Guinness may be a slight exaggeration but there really are so … Continue Reading

…and the main reason we were in Ireland after all. After a few whiskeys, we merrily made our way through Dublin’s streets back to where we’d been earlier in the day… except it looked very different from a few hours ago. The Guinness storehouse was celebrating its 15th birthday – excitement was in the air and … Continue Reading

Straight after our afternoon sampling, all the Guinness storehouse had to offer (see part 1 here and part 2 here), we headed back to the hotel which was understandably rather festively decorated. Maybe I’d just been away from London for so long and missed it but it definitely seemed like the Irish (or at least … Continue Reading

Right, now where was I? Oh yes, carrying on from the first part of this post, our starters had just arrived at The Connoisseur Bar in the Guinness Storehouse and they’d disappeared down our greedy gobs much quicker than they’d arrived! Next up, we had the wild atlantic seafood chowder with a sprinkling of Carragheen Irish … Continue Reading

It’d been over 10 years since I last visited Dublin when we got an invite to head over to Ireland for a couple of days to celebrate the 15th birthday of the Guinness Storehouse.  Guinness itself is much older but the storehouse only started about 20-years ago as a chance to give visitors to the … Continue Reading