Hadrian's Wall Path

Hadrian’s Wall Path

Hadrian’s Wall may have been the most expensive public relations exercise in history.  This Roman display of uber-organisation not only marked the edge of the empire, it showed the Scots that attack would be futile. Money well spent — the Scot’s never tried to climb over it. Fast forward sixteen centuries and there’s not much…

Dublin

5 Dublin Day Walks

Two-weeks pet-sitting in south Dublin meant time to search for my grandmother’s birthplace. Ten years ago, on my first visit,  two genealogists told me Nana was born somewhere between her family’s hometown in Donegal and Southampton, from where her young parents embarked for a new life in Queensland. There was an added layer of difficulty:…