Tag: ireland


Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with these gorgeous green photos

Flick through 10 of our favourite green-themed desktop wallpapers showcasing Australia’s stunning nature and wildlife – all free to download to decorate your PC desktop this St Patrick’s Day. Australia and Ireland have been linked by immigration for over 200 years. Over 40,000 Irish convicts were transported to Australia between 1788 and 1868, and many more arrived during the Potato Famine of 1845-52. Today, about 30 per cent of Australians are believed to have some Irish ancestry.


Pushing the Barrow

For most of its length, Ireland’s River Barrow flows smooth, like a perfectly poured stout. But a good river, like a decent pint, is judged by the white frothy bits on the top – and that’s where things get interesting when you’re paddling a fully laden canoe with your septuagenarian Dad at the helm…