Irish Spooks July 15th 2010 We went to visit Leap Castle. This is reputedly one of the most haunted castles and places in Ireland. There are many other haunted places throughout Ireland. In fact Ireland is full of stories of spirits, ghosts, hauntings and left over vibes from its past. Most of you are familiar with the stories of leprechauns and “little people.” These are remnants of its Druidic past and even of its ... read more
Europe » Ireland » County Offaly Celtic tribes arrived on the island between 600-150 B.C. Invasions by Norsemen that began in the late 8th century were finally ended when King Brian BORU defeated the Danes in 1014. English invasions began in the 12th century and set off more than se... ... read more
I was sitting in an Irish pub and the crowd was doing singalongs. A friendly chap asked me to stand up and sing and I hesitated. He said to me, "If you don't sing you'll never be one of us. You'll always be just a tourist." So I sang.
I travel to meet the locals and go to the places they hang out for dining, drinking, and fun. I go to be more than just a tourist. Who wants to be treated as "just a tourist?" It is a hell of a lot fun to be more than just that.
In the words of my hero, Anthony Bourdain: "Be a traveller, not a tourist." ... full info