This has become one of my favorite places to visit in Ireland! It's a short distance from Dublin (approx. 45 km.) and full of Irish charm in the beautiful countryside in the Wicklow Mtns.
The price of 10 euros for adults includes admission to the grounds of Powerscourt Gardens, which were recently voted No.3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by National Geographic. The Gardens stretch over 47 acres and include statues, fountains, and various types of trees, flowers and shrubs. The beginning designs of the gardens began in 1731 and even include Pepperpot Tower, which made for a great photo op for our friends who were visiting Ireland for the first time!
I highly recommend a stop at the gardens to take in the beauty of Ireland and the breath taking views of the Wicklow Mountains.
WOW Airline is my new best friend! Have you heard of them? WOW is a low-cost, budget airline, based out of Iceland. They have some great deals if you can be flexible on the dates you travel. Here is our first hand account of traveling on WOW from LAX to Dublin last weekend.A little background [...]
It seems as Ireland has a connection to everything and Valentine's Day should be no exception! St. Valentine,The patron saint of love, has some of his remains laid to rest at the Whitefriar Street church in Dublin. Yes, you read that correctly. Some of his remains stayed in Rome, where he was killed in the [...]
St. Brigid was born in 451AD and died in 525AD. Her feast day is the same as her death date, February 1st. Her name happens to also be the same as a Celtic goddess who was the patron of healing, poetry, and smithcraft. St Brigid is a patron of "Ireland, dairymaids, cattle, midwives, Irish nuns, and newborn babies." Born into [...]
December is the month during which we experience the Winter Solstice, a major even in many ancient cultures--the Ancient Irish are no different. Known as the shortest day of the year, the Winter Solstice occurs on December 21st, and marks the halfway point between summer and spring. Located in the Boyne Valley, Ireland, is Newgrange, and at 5,200 years old, [...]
We are getting ready for the busy shopping season this week at Mully's Touch of Ireland! Our store has had a great year with so many things to be thankful for! Every year our shop has steadily grown in sales and loyal customers. Just a few things we are thankful for here at Mully's:1. Our family [...]
The Claddagh symbol holds an important place in the culture and tradition of Ireland, and is most represented in the Claddagh Ring. The legend of the Claddagh is about an Irish man sold into slavery, whom, upon his return to Galway years later, gifted to his love a Claddagh Ring, which he crafted using the [...]
As summer seems to be never ending here in Scottsdale, I find myself dreaming of castles in Ireland.Castles, whether well taken care of or in ruins, are magical places in Ireland. Each step you take, you are reminded of those who have come before you, whose footsteps you are walking in. Some castles still bear the battle wounds [...]
The tourist season in Ireland is in full swing! Whether taking a drive along the Wild Atlantic Way, or exploring castles in Co. Clare, it is sure to be a magical time. A few memories from our trip to Ireland last summer include exploring caves in Co. Fermanagh, researching family history at a cemetery [...]
Happy 2 nd Anniversary to us! Today marks the 2 nd anniversary of opening our shop on 5 th Avenue in downtown Scottsdale. To mark our anniversary, I will be sharing our “Who, What, Why and Where” Mully’s Touch of Ireland evolved. Who: The store is named after my Father, Joseph A. Mulheron. His nickname was Mully. The funny thing is, [...]