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Ian Middleton, Author at Adventure Hub Ireland

Saint Patrick’s Day around the World

Saint Patrick’s Day around the World

Hundreds of countries around the world have saints, and in particular a patron saint. Each patron saint has a special day that is widely celebrated in their country. But how many of these have their day celebrated around the world? None that I can think of; except of course for the patron saint of Ireland, […]

The County Kerry Coastline – The Wild Atlantic Way – Part 5

The County Kerry Coastline – The Wild Atlantic Way – Part 5

The Wild Atlantic Way – Part 5 A series of articles about locations along this 2500km marked tourist route, which runs from Derry in the north to Kinsale in the south The County Kerry Coastline by Ian Middleton If you thought the rest of the Wild Atlantic Way was wild and rugged, then you’ve yet […]

A Traditional Easter dinner

A Traditional Easter dinner

A Traditional Easter dinner So the lovely spring warmth is beginning to slowly purge the persistent cold that has inhabited your joints and bones throughout the long cold winter. As your brain begins to thaw, you suddenly realise that your partner has invited all your friends around for a traditional Easter dinner next month! “And […]

Wai-O-Tapu – New Zealand

Wai-O-Tapu – New Zealand

Situated on New Zealand’s North Island, the Taupo Volcanic Zone is the country’s most geothermally active region. Rotorua is a popular destination for travellers and holidaymakers, despite the perpetual smell of rotten eggs. Wai-O-Tapu is the perfect place to experience it. Ian Middleton found out why. The Earth Moved for Me. Sitting in my hostel […]

On the slopes of Mount Taranaki

On the slopes of Mount Taranaki

A Good Start “This is the old trail to the Taranaki summit,” said the strange-looking man wearing dark sunglasses and a French Foreign Legion-style hat. A large bushy grey beard attempted to hide his expressionless face, and his thin, frail body didn’t look like it could withstand a climb to the peak of this towering […]

Slovenia: Small is Beautiful

Slovenia: Small is Beautiful

From the Capital to the Coast Good things come in small packages, and Slovenia undoubtedly fits that expression. With an area a little over 20,000 sq kms, what the country lacks in physical size it more than makes up for with diversity. Due to its compactness virtually any sight is just a daytrip away. Hike […]

Trekking the Beara Way

Trekking the Beara Way

Venturing into West Cork The first time I ventured into West Cork I heard about a peninsula containing a huge network of walking trails, in particular the Beara Way. West Cork comprises of a series of peninsulas: Mizen Head, Sheep’s Head and Beara. Unlike the lush green Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry, both […]

DUNDALK – THE ROAD WHERE THINGS GO BACKWARDS

DUNDALK – THE ROAD WHERE THINGS GO BACKWARDS

‘Have you been to the road where things go backwards?’ asked Eilish, as I sitting having breakfast in the Carlow hostel. ‘The what?’ I replied. ‘The road where things go backwards. It’s up near Dundalk in County Louth. Daddy took some Americans there last year. There is a section of road that goes downhill and […]

Giants on the Bog

Giants on the Bog

The Bog of Allen The Bog of Allen is an immense raised bog covering an area nearly 1000 square kilometres in size. And it’s a good thing it is so big, because folklore says that in ancient times giants roamed the land, and the Bog of Allen was home to one of Ireland most famous. […]

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