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Cartuxa Winery

Cartuxa Winery

Cartuxa Winery

Kieran Walsh We were recently in Portugal in the Alentejo region as recommended by Portugal Tourism, who would like Irish to visit other regions outside of Lisbon or the Algarve. Our first project was to visit a farm house accommodation and winery on day one. This was the Cartuxa winery outside of the regional...
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Exploring rural Portugal

Exploring rural Portugal

Exploring rural Portugal

Kieran Walsh Portugal is loved by the Irish. It is an alternative to Spain, lower in costs generally, but a fresher climate, perhaps more suitable to Irish. We did get rain, but found a new area to discover. Most visitors from Ireland pick the Algarve, been there twice, and for those on city breaks, Lisbon. However,...
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Home sweet home

Home sweet home

Home sweet home

Polina Gribanova from Belarus has been visiting Waterford since she was aged nine, thanks to Chernobyl Aid Ireland and the Dunphy family in Dunhill. Now, she has made the Déise her permanent home Kieran Foley In January 2017, I reported on the story of Polina Gribanova from Belarus who has been visiting Waterford...
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Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol

Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol

Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol

Kieran Walsh Back in December we were asked to review the self-guided (due to Covid) tour of the now closed Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast. In my teenage years we can recall the name Crumlin Road jail regularly on the news for this remand prison. We had been busy around the city earlier, so decided to take a taxi there...
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Skiing in Cervinia

Skiing in Cervinia

Skiing in Cervinia

Kieran Walsh We were a group of ten plus from Ireland and UK that did a week in top quality Italian resort of Cervinia just before the last lockdown in early Feb 2020. We got back safely via Turin airport, before the major pandemic of Covid really broke out. Two weeks after we returned, most resorts had closed. We...
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