The moment you know you’ve Arrived…

The moment you know you’ve Arrived…

You know this feeling, don’t you? You’ve been planning a trip for months. Years sometimes. You’ve read books and talked to people and scoured the internet searching for hostels and cafes and salsa dance classes. You’ve had dreams and journaled and stared longingly at other people’s pictures of mountains, beaches, and horseback riding. Then, one […]

Want a taste of Retreat to Ireland? Try this yoga class!

Want a taste of Retreat to Ireland? Try this yoga class!

Yoga is a part of every morning on Retreat to Ireland. We typically have 90-minute sessions before breakfast to get you a little sweaty, breathing deeply, and ready for our adventures in the afternoon. We’ll explore all kinds of poses and even get upside down! What to expect while you sweat… -I teach to who […]

How I became friends with a famous herbalist on accident…

How I became friends with a famous herbalist on accident…

After listening to the sounds of chisels on stone and watching strong men lift big rocks during West Cork’s annual Stone Symposium, I headed over to Frank’s shop in a remote village on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula for a popsicle. Thankfully it’s an all-in one-shop … the popsicles are kept near the post office counter:) […]

Stone Carving in West Cork!

Stone Carving in West Cork!

I walked into the community hall in Kilchrohane right after lunch. Men and women stood in front of their granite slabs with chisel and hammer in hand, stone carving. This tap tap tapping filled the air, a new kind of rock music. I filmed a little bit so you could get a sense of the […]

The Claddagh Ring

The Claddagh Ring

We walked into Thomas Dillion’s Claddagh shop in Galway City holding our breath a tiny bit. All three of us wanted one; my mom, my cousin, and myself. We wondered if this shop was truly the original maker of the Claddagh ring … I guess you could say we were feeling skeptical, with a side […]

It’s Snowing in Ireland!

It’s Snowing in Ireland!

Storm Emma has made her way down from Siberia and is HAMMERING all of the UK and Ireland, as well as parts of Europe. Virgin snowflakes are falling upon revirginized ground and the snowfall is impacting these countries quickly. You see, it doesn’t normally snow here, so ya know, plows aren’t part of the infrastructure. […]