Posts by James Ellis

A statement from the Reeks District

The Reeks District would like to extend its sympathy to all those who have been affected either directly or indirectly by the Covid-19 crisis. Like many other destinations around the world where tourism is a strong contributor to the economy, the Reeks District and its members face a unique set of challenges caused by the… Read more

things to do in milltown and listry

Things to do in Milltown and Listry

Looking for things to see and do in Milltown and Listry? Here’s our selection of the very best there is on offer. Shop at Milltown Farmers’ Market Held in Milltown’s Old Church every Saturday from 10am to 2pm, Milltown’s Farmers’ Market offers organic vegetables, local meats, local cheese, breads bakes and jams, plus there’s a… Read more

Things to do in Cromane

Looking for things to do in Cromane? Here’s our selection of the very best there is on offer. Take an oyster tour Cromane is famed for its mussels and oysters – some of the most prized in Europe – and you can see the beds and farms with a drive down to the end of… Read more

Things to do in Castlemaine, Boolteens & Keel

Looking for things to do in Castlemaine, Boolteens and Keel? Here’s our selection of the very best they have to offer. See the Jack Duggan Monument According to legend, Jack Duggan was a Robin Hood-type, stealing from the rich to feed the poor after leaving Castlemaine for Australia in the early 19th century. His story… Read more

Surf Inch Beach

Things to do in Inch

Looking for things to do in Inch? Here’s our selection of the very best Inch has to offer. Surf or kitesurf on Inch Beach Around 6km (3.6miles) long, iconic Inch Beach’s vast, sandy expanse is backed by towering dunes that act as wind-breakers, while views extend over Dingle Bay to the towering MacGillycuddy’s Reeks topped… Read more

Christmas in the Reeks District

Christmas in the Reeks District is a special affair, from meeting Santa to climbing Carrauntoohil, potentially in the snow…   1-2-3… time to see Santa! St Nick certainly gets around at Christmas and he’s making a weekend of it in the Reeks District on the weekend of December 7 and 8. First up on Saturday, there’ll… Read more

Top five things to do in Killorglin

Shauna O’Connor is co-owner of Peter’s Family Restaurant & Apache Pizza in Killorglin, one of the best family-friendly restaurants in the town and famed for its homemade chips, fresh Atlantic fish and dry-aged Irish beef half-pounders. Here she chooses her five favourite things to do in Killorglin. Chill out at Aloha House When you’re working… Read more

From Cluj to Irish culture

Ciprian Birsan, 50, left his home in Cluj, Romania, almost 20 years ago to create a new life in the Reeks District, partly inspired by his love of Irish alternative rock music. He now runs his own company Sandwill IT Solutions as a technical project manager consultant. He is married to Simona and they have… Read more

A wanderer returns

After a long stint abroad, Fiola Foley, 40, returned to her hometown of Killorglin where she now works as Global PR Manager at komoot, a leading route planning and navigation app. Here she tells us about how she’s finding life in the Reeks District. After somewhat a nomadic existence and two decades worth of living… Read more

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