Travel Writing by Cory Hanson

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The Most Irish Things to Do in Dublin 

Dublin Mountains

If you’re coming to Dublin, especially if it won’t be your first time, consider going beyond the traditional tourist hotspots (which, in fairness, can be a blast) and experiencing Ireland’s capital city like a local. You’ll have to explain your photos (practicing the time-honored Irish art of storytelling) to your friends and family, and there will […]


A Hike to Fairy Castle

Cory in the Snow Dublin Mountains Fairy Castle

  The people of Dublin are blessed with their proximity to the rugged-yet-accessible rounded peaks of the Dublin Mountains. These hills aren’t the rocky, sharp peaks of the Iveragh Peninsula in Kerry, nor are they as steeped in Celtic and Christian legend as the nearby hills of Wicklow, but this series of hills have its […]


Ramble Aid 2015 – The Source of the Dodder

  On what was sure to be one of Dublin’s final warm, sunny days of 2015, I joined the Kiltipper Ramblers hiking club in the Dublin Mountains for Ramble Aid 2015. This annual charity event pits hikers of all skill levels—led by experienced hillwalkers—against their choice of three different routes in the Dublin Mountains, beginning […]


From the Mountains to the Sea

  The River Dodder is and has been a unique and valuable resource for the people of Dublin for generations untold. Once, it powered mills and drove industry – including a very curious hat factory – spurring on the growth of the city to the southwest. It has seen wars come and go, the Great […]


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