THE DEAD ZOO

What is it about old museums? Me and Ye Olde Zoology are continuing our love affair, which recently lead me to dig out my copy of In the Heart of the Amazon Forest, but also to revisit a much-loved gem of a museum in the middle of Dublin. There are a few natural history museums that … More THE DEAD ZOO

BEACH

Has anyone been watching Wild Ireland? Colin Stafford-Johnson’s trip up the west coast of Ireland in a currach was an enthralling masterpiece- and it resonated particularly closely as I was still going through pictures from our brief trip to Connemara at the beginning of March. Like him, we wandered from forest to mountain to coast, and while … More BEACH

CONNEMARA

Aside from, you know, the time I spent studying for an MSc, the year I spent living in Dublin was full of awesome side trips to the far extremities of the country. We went camping on Inis Mór, surfing in the Atlantic in December, and on fruitless sea eagle searches in Killarney National Park. Despite this, the list … More CONNEMARA

EALAÍ

When I moved to Dublin to study for my Masters degree, one of the salient memories of my first commutes into the city was the glimpse of a sea of white as my bus crossed the grand canal at Rathmines. That sea, it turned out, was a large gathering of mute swans, congregating near a … More EALAÍ