Rosserk Abbey is one of the finest and best-preserved Franciscan friaries in Ireland. Located on the banks of the River Moy, it commands a presence, centuries after construction of its arched thresholds. Stone carved angels lift your spirit while exploring the stone stair and passageways. This is one of our favorite sites to move heart and soul.
Consistently ranked high on the list of cherished Memoir Tours excursions, stalking cockles and mussels with naturalist Denis Quinn takes us to places seldom seen on a traditional tour. After a few hours traipsing the tide flats, taking in the flora and fauna, and collecting our dinner, we return to the cottages where Denis and wife, Una, prepare a lovely traditional Irish feast. This is definitely an experience to write home about.
Truth to tell, this is one of our favorite places to take you. With a rich history as vibrant as its woolen blankets, sweaters, and scarves, Foxford offers the ultimate Irish shopping stop. The fresh-baked goods and a cup of tea in their café fuel the experience to near blissful.
A few miles north of Ballycastle in County Mayo is the dramatic and historically significant limestone outcropping, just offshore on a remote section of the Wild Atlantic Way. Downpatrick Head ranks high on the top ten list of “must see” places to visit in Ireland. Imagine taking in the breathtaking views as we listen to our guide, Denis, bring the history and legend of St. Patrick’s influence alive.
A Blue Flag beach, this is where we catch the freshest breezes off the Atlantic, our footprints are often the only ones we see. A perfect place to clear the inner cobwebs before putting pen to paper, Ross Beach is our go-to morning walk.
After a long stretch of writing, a soothing seaweed bath will take the kinks out of your shoulders and neck, relax, revive and inspire you to write about things you’ve always wondered about, but have yet to experience.