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Great Blasket Island

Driving the Wild Atlantic Way on the West Coast of Ireland

Don Mankin | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Don Mankin

Ireland hasn't changed much since I was last here in 1969. The scenery is still beautiful, the people friendly, the music lively, and driving is as harrowing as ever.

Treasure Island: The Legacy of Ireland's Great Blasket

Meg Pier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Meg Pier

"The Blaskets are a group of islands situated on the west coast of Ireland, at the tip of the Dingle Peninsula in Co. Kerry. They range in size from less than an acre to the 1,000 acres of the largest one, the Great Blasket," which has a great literary tradition.

A Fine Soft Day For A Writer In Ireland

Deborah Swiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Deborah Swiss

It had been raining off and on as we made our way from Galway, along the Ring of Kerry, to charming Cahersiveen. The grey-blue sky and rolling mist gave the green fields the magical look that defines the west of Ireland. It's what the Irish affectionately call "a fine soft day."