Author Archives: Paul Feeney

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The 5 Best Saunas in Westport

Whether local looking for a healthy pastime or tourist looking for a relaxing way to while away a few hours why not visit one of Westports many spas and enjoy a refreshing massage, skin treatment, sauna or steam room. From … Read More

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Get Hot & Healthy in Westport this Winter

Christmas is over and the dark months of January and February are upon us. For many, these months can be the toughest of the year. November and December have the excitement of Christmas and holidays to get you through, but … Read More

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Why I Gave up my 6-Digit Salary, Moved to Westport and Joined the Middle Way Project

The 4 Reasons Why I Gave up a 6-Digit Salary, Sold my Company and Moved to Westport to Join the Middle Way Project! What began as an ordinary marketing meeting resulted in me selling my company, uprooting my entire life … Read More

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The Beehive Cafe, Achill Island

The Quintessentially Irish Beehive Craft and Coffee Shop One could make a very strong case that the Beehive Cafe and Craft Shop on Achill Island is one of the most authentic and uniquely Irish cafes in Ireland. The Beehive Cafe … Read More

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Cycling the Greenway from Westport to Achill Island

Cycling the Entire Greenway on the Summer Solstice Before moving to Westport, I had, of course, heard about the Westport Greenway. With the growing success of the Wild Atlantic Way cycling lanes and offroad trails were being built all along … Read More

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Afternoon Tea at Cúpan Tae

Afternoon Tea at the Delightful Cafe Cúpan Tae I can’t believe I lived in China, India and England, three countries renowned for their tea, and it ended up being a small cafe in the west of Ireland which finally showed … Read More

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Breakfast at Cafe 74, Louisburgh

Cafe 74, Louisburgh Sometimes you walk into a cafe and you think, “Yep, they’ve absolutely nailed this!” The decor, the lights, the style, the art, the furniture, it all just comes together and clicks in the right way to create … Read More

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Grace O’Malley, otherwise known as Granuaile the Pirate Queen

Granuaile, The Pirate Queen, Westport House Grace O’Malley, otherwise known as Granuaile (phonetically Grawn-You-Ale), lived from around 1530 to 1603. She was born into the clan O’Malley, who were said to be descendants of the eldest son of the former … Read More

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A Day at Keem Bay, Achill Island

A Day of Ice Cream, Sun Cream & Coffee & Cream at Keem Bay You almost forget where you’re driving to when driving to Keem Bay. Keem Bay at the end of Achill Island You begin to drive slower and … Read More

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Surfing at Carrowniskey Beach

Learning How to Surf at Carrowniskey Beach with SurfMayo We here at the Middle Way Hostel are attempting to make the best Hostel in Ireland. To us, this means offering our guests a perfect holiday of relaxation and fun; hence … Read More