Paint with Don Conroy in the Lodge at Ashford Castle

Back by popular demand, guests can join painting legend Don Conroy for a painting masterclass and workshop at The Lodge at Ashford Castle from 11 – 13 October 2021. A sell-out in 2020, the full day workshop offers guests the opportunity to learn how to paint or improve upon existing skills in a beautiful setting overlooking Lough Corrib in Co Mayo.


Ballyhoura Walking Festival

Many of you will know that Ballyhoura was actually one of the very first videos we created for OnTheQT and it always has a special place in our hearts so when we heard about this walking festival, we just had to share the details with you all as it is a beautiful place to explore. You can check out some of our previous Ballyhoura content here.


8 Unique Glamping Experiences in Ireland

The world of glamping has become very popular the past few years so we decided to pick out some of our favourite glamping spots from around Ireland. Have you a glamping gem you would like to share with us? Leave a comment below and we will add it to our summer staycation bucket list.


Mother’s Day 2021

Mother’s Day is approaching and this year is going to look a little different to how we normally celebrate it. In normal times, people would be treating their mother to dinner in her favourite restaurant, preparing a homely Sunday lunch for her to enjoy, organising a relaxing spa day or a luxurious getaway. Even though you might not get to spend the day with your Mother this year, there are still many ways you can make her feel special. While you can get presents, chocolates or flowers delivered, you could take it a step further and make your mother feel extra special with a delivery of afternoon tea to her door. You could join her for tea and chats over zoom to celebrate Mother’s Day. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you are miles apart, the tea and the chats will be the same. It’s all about spoiling your mom, while staying safe this mother’s day.


Ashford Castle Soaring High

Ashford Castle Only Irish hotel to be included in 2021 Forbes Five-Star honours list 

Forbes Travel Guide has just announced its Star Rating winners for 2021 and, for the second consecutive year, Ashford Castle is the only hotel in Ireland to achieve a Five-Star ranking in the annual honours list, the top rating possible and the ultimate gold standard in hospitality.  Ashford Castle is part of an elite group of luxury hotels around the world that have earned this coveted Five-Star Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) ranking.


Best Pancakes In Ireland

Happy Pancake Tuesday everybody. This year is a little different in lockdown but we need to make the most of it. Many of you are making pancakes from home but if you are thinking of ordering in or doing a click and collect for delicious pancakes this Pancake Tuesday, we would highly recommend the options below…


30 Hikes to Look Forward To This Year

At the moment we are in level 5 but that doesn’t mean we cant plan for brighter days ahead. I think Summer 2021 is going to be lots of outdoor fun and adventures. This blog post will hopefully give you some inspiration for hikes to do in Ireland when the time comes. Brighter day lie ahead.

Have you any favourite walks or hikes you love in Ireland? Let us know below and we will add them to this list! Let’s share the gems this summer with each other. We always love finding new gems to add to the list. Always remember mountain areas are very changeable places so be sure to check the forecast before you go so you can pick an appropriate route. If you are unfamiliar with an area, be sure to get an experienced guide to go with you.