Our visit to Glendalough

We recently visit one of our favorite places in Ireland which is Glendalough, WIcklow. This is a very popular spot both here in Ireland and abroad. It is home to one of the most famous monastic sites in Ireland which was setup both the Christians and founded by Saint Kevin in the 6th century however most buildings seen today at the famous site are from a later period around the 11th century.

It is amazing that there is so much left including the round tower as Glenaloughs position on right on the lake made it a popular spot for Viking attacks in the 11th and 12 Century. Today you can find a visitor centre which has oceans of information about the site as well as a lovely hotel and cafe after you work up a hunger on the 6km around the lake walk.

There is so much to see there including the famous round tower which the monks hid in when attacked by the Vikings. There is also ruins of the cathedral there as well as Saint Kevins Church.

We took several photos but you really have to visit the centre to do it justice as I just took some photos on my refurbished iPhone 6 but it will give you an idea of what you can see there:

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Just received our new android tv box!

So this post is a bit off topic and not really to do with eco tourism at all but we just wanted to share with any of our readers what a great little product we picked up. It is called an android TV box and it is basically a small box similar to Apple TV that runs apps that allow you to watch TV, movies and download thousands of apps via your TV. So it basically turns your TV into a smart TV. This means that we don’t have to buy or rent DVDs any more and everything is at the touch of a button on this android TV Box.

We got from our friends who run www.androidtvboxes.ie and find it a great little device and thought that our readers might find them useful especially coming back into the winter months. It is especially good for those who live in apartments blocks as you don’t need a satellite dish as everything runs via the internet. There is a recommended speed of 3mbps but I think most urban areas have that sort of speed now if not even rural areas at this stage. Anyway this is just a small post but hope you guys find it useful as it can save you a lot on TV bills and DVD rental by using netflix on the box. Thanks!

A shout out to our friends at Wifi signal boosters Ireland

Hey guys, this is just a quick shout out to our friends who setup a new website selling wifi signal boosters online so nothing really to do with beautiful sites around Ireland at all! One of them actually is helping us with the setup of our own site so we thought it appropriate to give them a shout out! For those who are not sure what they are wifi signal boosters are exactly what they sound like! You plug in them into a wall socket and they amplify the WIFI network range giving you a greater range throughout your home or office building.

They are pretty affordable for what they are at €34.99 and can amplify the range by up to 300 meters. They also sell a range of WIFI products such as routers and USB dongles and offer next day delivery nationwide with Fastway couriers. The WIFI boosters come with WPS which means that they are fully secure and can help stop data theft. For more information you can visit their site and we wish them the best of luck in the future! Thanks.