Brock-McGuire Band best traditional Irish music group worldwide? Yes.
Oct30

Brock-McGuire Band best traditional Irish music group worldwide? Yes.

Is the Brock-McGuire Band the best traditional Irish music group in the world? Yes. ​Musicians from the iconic Ricky Skaggs (with whom the band made a huge, award-winning album) to Bryan Sutton, to all of us on LiveIreland agree. Worldwide, there is no more respected group. The vid we include here also features a fabulous step dance from banjo player, Dave Curley. It was recorded at a house party in upstate New York a few months...

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Gallery: Guinness Brewery Dublin
Oct30

Gallery: Guinness Brewery Dublin

 

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Tourism to Ireland for the period January to September 2015 up 12%
Oct29

Tourism to Ireland for the period January to September 2015 up 12%

Tourism to Ireland for the period January to September 2015 up 12% The CSO have today issued Overseas Travel figures for the period covering July -September 2015. This release contains details of visitor numbers (which include same day visits) to Ireland along with Irish trips abroad. The main points in today’s release are as follows: · Total overseas trips to Ireland for the period January to September 2015 were up by 12% on the...

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Queen of the Acoustic Scene: Laura Smith
Oct28

Queen of the Acoustic Scene: Laura Smith

Queen of the Acoustic Scene We first heard Nova Scotian Laura Smith on an album with The Chieftains called, Fire in the Kitchen. Great title, hey? Anyway, she was singing “My Bonny”. We include one of her versions here, though there is no video of her doing it, per se. There IS, also, a lovely song from the iconic Celtic Colours yearly event in Nova Scotia. She sings, “I Built a Boat” with the wonderful Tony...

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Lonely Planet: Dublin Top Ten Destinations 2016
Oct28

Lonely Planet: Dublin Top Ten Destinations 2016

Lonely Planet: Dublin Top Ten Destinations 2016 Stroll down the banks of the River Liffey today and you’d never guess that Ireland is only just emerging from an economic slump. Cosmopolitan Dublin knows how to bounce back, though – and with over 40% of the population under 30, the place pulsates with youthful vibrancy, optimism and creativity. This year marks the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, the first event in a chain that led...

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Failte Ireland: Positive Sentiment Within Tourism Soars on the Back of Successful Season
Oct27

Failte Ireland: Positive Sentiment Within Tourism Soars on the Back of Successful Season

Summer 2015 was a particularly successful season for most Irish tourism businesses, boosted in part by return visitors and favourable exchange rates, according to the findings in the latest Fáilte Ireland Tourism Barometer. The Barometer is a survey of tourism businesses which seeks to gauge tourism performance for the year to date and prospects for the year ahead. Paid serviced accommodation providers recorded an excellent year so...

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Margeson on the Music October 2015

Margeson on the Music October 2015 Posted by Bill Margeson on September 18, 2015 at 3:00 Send Message   View Blog The Instrumental Album of the Year for 2015 will be The Return of Spring by Buttons and Bows. This globally loved group has not recorded in years, but here they are—still fantastic. Brothers Manus and Seamus McGuire on fiddles, Jackie Daly on button box and Garry O’Briain on guitar have created another diamond that...

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Always New, Always Danu!
Oct26

Always New, Always Danu!

We love Danu and from your responses over the years, we know you do, too! Formed in Co, Waterford in 1995, they have been blasting away with the best in trad for these 20 years. Winners of several music Awards here on LiveIreland, and around the world, there are a ton of other recognitions for this Irish supergroup. This vid is a little older, but one of our favs. Still the head of the class! Sit back and tap your foot....

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This beautiful Co Meath Mansion could be yours for €1.2 Million
Oct26

This beautiful Co Meath Mansion could be yours for €1.2 Million

Set in Ratoath, County Meath, Glebelands and Glebewood Gardens consists of two houses and two gardens with almost 200 years dividing them. Glebelands is a rural Georgian house designed in 1813 and Glebewood dates from 1990. The older and more mature garden is set in undulating land, emphasised by skilfully crafted low stone walls and bounded by high indigenous mature trees, augmented 20 years ago by blue cedars, pines, conifers, acres...

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GoPro camera washed up on Donegal beach has been reunited with owner.
Oct26

GoPro camera washed up on Donegal beach has been reunited with owner.

A TCD students twitter account posted some great tourist pics from a Go Pro camera found washed up on Muckcross beach in Kilcar Donegal. After featuring on @AllAboutDonegal and various Irish Newspaper publications over the weekend the original owner Mark O’Riordan, from Dublin, who lost his camera whilst surfing in Bundoran in early October identified the pics. pic: @katiecarr_ and @allaboutdonegal Mark is an avid surfer and was...

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