Entries by Roddy Lavery

Hup na Houra at Ballyhoura Luxury Hostel

We are delighted to see the return of Hup na Houra at Ballyhoura Luxury Hostel. Hup na Houra Group is a mixture of Irish music, Irish dancing, set dancing and singing, featuring some of Ireland’s finest performers. Derek Hickey, Liam Flanagan, Ronan Ryan and Deirdre Scanlon provided the best Irish music. Ciara Flanagan and various […]

Visiting Cork – 17 Great Activities

Cork is often overlooked as one of the top places to see in Ireland, with most tourists opting to stay around Dublin or heading West. While Visiting Cork city is known to be one of the most friendly cities in Ireland, if not the world, I believe the real hidden Ireland is to be found […]

About Tipperary Ireland

County Tipperary, the largest Ireland inland county, covers and area of 1,647 square miles of some the most picturesque and fertile countryside in Ireland. Scattered with an abundance of important archaeological sites, this historical county is famed for its rich heritage and culture. Fondly famed for its stories and songs, County Tipperary is full of […]

About Limerick County

Limerick is one of the major cities of Ireland, located in Munster province in the south of the country. Limerick is a compact old town known for the medieval-era. Limerick is a place full of surprises! Ireland’s third largest city but also a friendly and welcoming destination; a cultural hotbed and National City of Culture […]

About Ballyhoura Mountains

The Ballyhoura Mountains span across south-east Limerick and north-east Cork. The area of mountains situated in Cork is mainly afforested with commercial conifers, while large areas within Limerick’s borders consist of blanket bog and heathland. The landscape is in general very rich in wildlife and geology. Patchwork areas of blanket bog, dry and wet heath […]