Vintage Postcards Show Tourism from the Twentieth Century

Vintage Postcards Show Tourism from the Twentieth Century

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While we were in Ireland last month on our mini road trip, we happened to find a thrift shop on York Street in Cork that sold all manner of treasures. In particular was a box full of old postcards and most had messages on the back and had been posted to someone in Ireland. There’s something magical about finding things like this as they are a snap shot of the past and insight into how people took trips back before there was cheap Ryan Air flights and package deals to Thailand. We managed to find quite a few vintage postcards to bring home and show you and where possible, we have tried to decipher the handwriting on the back, although it’s pretty difficult as people had quite curly joined-up writing in the olden days!

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The Magic Road – An Ireland Road Trip Must!

The Magic Road – An Ireland Road Trip Must!

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During our Ireland road trip over the Easter break this year, we had panned to visit Kilwatermoy, a small place that Josh lived as a child in the 1990s. Our trip down memory lane only took the morning, so that afternoon, we headed off for the Mahon Falls in search of The Magic Road, a place that Josh had visited as a teenager  where the optical illusion of the surrounding scenery makes you believe that the road goes uphill, when in fact it’s downhill and you can test this yourself, by releasing the handbrake of your car and seeing if it rolls. It’s a bit harder to find than we planned, so off we headed to see if it was truly magic.

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What Makes a Great Ireland Road Trip?

What Makes a Great Ireland Road Trip?

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Way Out Far spent this Easter driving around the south west of Ireland. No strangers to a good road trip, we have often felt that it is only done with as little preparation as possible (which is the overhang from our Mongol Rally days), but this particular trip was celebrating our first year wedding anniversary, so it had to be organised a little in advance first. Vicki let’s you in on what makes a great Ireland road trip.

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