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12 Great Irish Drives: Uncover Hidden Woodland Waterfalls on Sligo’s Scenic Yeats Country Loop

FOR SUMMER 2019, we are partnering with theJournal.ie to bring you the 12 Great Irish Drives: the most amazing road trips in the country. Whether it’s with friends, family or by yourself these trips should give you the courage to get in the car and go explore.

This week, Paul Wilson takes on Sligo in a loop covering the length and breadth of the county, stopping at woodland waterfalls and tiny island villages.

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Name: Yeats Country and Lough Gill Scenic Loop DriveWhere: Co Sligo, starting and ending in Sligo town.The route: From Sligo town, head to Rosses Point, Drumcliffe, Benbulben, Lough Gill, Strandhill and back to th...

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12 Great Irish Drives: Wicklow Mountains and Sally Gap

For summer 2019, we are partnering with TheJournal.ie to bring you 12 Great Irish Drives: the most amazing road trips in the country. Whether it’s with friends, family or by yourself these trips should give you the courage to get in the car and go explore.

This week, Paul Wilson takes on the Wicklow Mountains, with a stop off for a satisfying hike at Glendalough – and thrilling sights along the Sally Gap.

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Name: Wicklow Mountains DriveWhere: Co Wicklow.The route: From Wicklow town, head for the Sally Gap and Blessington. At Hollywood, the road joins the Wicklow Gap for Glendalough. The route for Avoca and Arklow via Brit...

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First-Hand Tips from a First-Time Home Buyer

I recently purchased my first home alongside my partner. It’s important to know that we didn’t have a clue what we were doing. Hopefully we are not the only ones who found it tricky, however we definitely found it very rewarding. If you are in the same boat then hopefully some of these tips and tricks below might help you along the way.

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Saving Up

We started saving in 2015/16 and in late 2016 we moved out of our apartment in Dublin city centre back home to our parents’ houses to save more. We then engaged with a mortgage provider early 2018 and started viewing homes in the summer.

Top Things We Learned During the Viewing ...

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Keeping Your Home Cool in the Summer Heat

An Irish summer is a strange thing; it is unpredictable at best and if last year’s weather is anything to go by, then a hot summer could be in store! However, one thing that may not always spring to mind during warmer weather is the affect that the heat can have on you and on your home. Not every home in Ireland has air conditioning, so we’ll take a look at 4 alternative options to help make the heat more bearable.

Keep Blinds and Curtains Closed

It may seem very simple, but this is most likely to have the greatest affect on the heat in your home. By keeping your blinds down and your curtains pulled during the warmest p...

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Choosing the Electric Vehicle that's Right for You

With more choice in the market than ever, there are some important things to take into consideration before purchasing an electric vehicle (EV).

Costs and savings

The initial purchase price of a new electric vehicle (EV) remains higher in most cases than its combustion engine equivalent. As battery technology and production methods improve, this cost will likey come down; In the meantime, there are financial incentives in the form of government grants and subsidies to help make EVs more affordable.

With the purchase of a new full electric (BEV) car, there is €10,000 subsidy comprising of a €5,000 VRT rebate and a €5,000 ...

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12 Great Irish Drives: Head on an Inland Adventure Along the Twists and Turns of the Northern Glens Trail

For summer 2019, we are partnering with TheJournal.ie to bring you 12 Great Irish Drives: the most amazing road trips in the country. Whether it’s with friends, family or by yourself these trips should give you the courage to get in the car and go explore.

This week, Paul Wilson travels through four counties on the Northern Glens Trail, winding his way past rivers, lakes and waterfalls.

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Name: The Northern Glens TrailWhere: Loop through Fermanagh, Leitrim, Sligo and Cavan.The route: See a map of the route here. Starting at Belcoo in Fermanagh, then north past lakes and rivers, west into Leitrim, onward to Sligo and curvi...

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