Travel Writing by Cory Hanson

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Top Destinations in County Meath

The Many Faces of Trim Castle

County Dublin’s northwestern neighbor once enjoyed far more political influence on the Irish than the tribes living in what is now Ireland’s capital city. The ancient Kingdom of Meath traces its roots back to ancient settlers who had a flourishing society and built lasting structures long before the Ancient Egyptians build the pyramids. For centuries […]


Surviving our Last Irish Winter

Glare on the Baily Lighthouse Howth Dublin Ireland Hiking

  Dublin—4:57 p.m. It’s dark out there. It has been for a while. As the Irish winter—officially our last—continues to crawl its way to spring, I can’t help but think about how surprised we were by the extreme latitudes of Ireland. Way back then, I wrote about the late summer sunshine and the low winter […]


Review – Newgrange & Hill of Tara Tour

Newgrange Entrance

  In Dublin, there are many choices for day trips. Various companies offer day and overnight packages to cities and natural landmarks all over the island nearly every day during the tourist season. With so many choices, it’s easy to get confused—or pay too much for a sub-par tour. One of the most popular near-Dublin […]


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