Is a weekend in Dingle even enough? It’s one of those places that everyone is enthusiastic to recommend their faves. Everybody talks about it with…

Dreaming of the Caribbean

New long-haul routes from Dublin always get me excited, especially when they’re direct to the Caribbean. This morning Thomson Airways 787 Dreamliner landed in Dublin for the first time and I took a seat on board its inaugural Irish flight. I’m no aviation geek, so other than saying it’s “really big” I’m not that well equipped to fill you in on the technical features, but I can report a few nifty features that help make a long flight a lot more enjoyable. But first, let me take a cockpit selfie (the captain assured me he wouldn’t be performing a vertical take-off, watch here if you dare).


I’m a big fan of feeling like you’re a long way from home without having to drive hours to get there. I suppose that’s one of the great things about Dublin, the beach, the city and the country are all on our doorstep, so we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to weekends away. The other Elf’s (that mam and sis) and I all have pretty busy schedules with work, babies and travel so when we realised Killashee was only 45 minutes from home we booked in quick sharp.