Dallahan Bigger By The Day
Oct23

Dallahan Bigger By The Day

Want to hear tomorrow in Celtic music? The hot, hot Scottish-based group, Dallahan,  is currently recording their new album after a full summer of touring, highlighted by blockbuster appearances at major events such as the biggest of all, IrishFest in Milwaukee. It was their second year in a row at the Fest, and the word had spread. Big, enthusiastic crowds were on hand, loving every minute of it all. Described by one article as,...

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Gallery: Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge
Oct23

Gallery: Dublin’s Ha’penny Bridge

Before the Ha’penny Bridge was built there were seven ferries, operated by a William Walsh, across the Liffey. The ferries were in a bad condition and Walsh was informed that he had to either fix them or build a bridge. Walsh chose the latter option and was granted the right to extract a ha’penny toll from anyone crossing it for 100 years. Initially the toll charge was based, not on the cost of construction, but to match...

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Boost of €7 million for Dublin as More International Conferences are Confirmed
Oct22

Boost of €7 million for Dublin as More International Conferences are Confirmed

Fáilte Ireland’s Dublin Convention Bureau today confirmed two more significant international conferences will take place in Dublin contributing approximately €7.7m to the Irish economy. The Conference of the Cognitive Society has confirmed it will host its 2017 event in Dublin and the Renaissance Society of America will bring their conference to the Convention Centre Dublin in 2021. This news comes as more than 100 Irish businesses...

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Irish electronic artist Daithi goes back to his roots with 90 year old grandmother
Oct21

Irish electronic artist Daithi goes back to his roots with 90 year old grandmother

Daithi is one of Ireland’s best ground breaking Electronic acts of 2015 hosting events like the Electric Picnic in Stradbally. Although a fiddle player in his own right, Daithi incorporates the sound very successfully into his musical style especially with this ambient electro track featuring his Grandmother of 90 years in Co Clare. “A few years ago my Grandmother was interviewed about what life was like in Clare when she was...

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Erris, the wildest escape on the Wild Atlantic Way
Oct21

Erris, the wildest escape on the Wild Atlantic Way

Erris, the wildest escape on the Wild Atlantic Way Ireland’s 1,500-mile Wild Atlantic Way can be a trip into unexpected thrills, an adventure into adrenalin filled activity, or a journey into wilderness and utter tranquillity. For those wanting all of the above navigate for the Erris Peninsula in County Mayo. Voted the best place in Ireland to go wild in by Irish Times readers last year, Erris is renowned for its authentic balance of...

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Indian Summer on Dingle’s Slea Head
Oct19

Indian Summer on Dingle’s Slea Head

Although Ireland’s Indian summer has come to an end this weekend, here are some breath taking pics of Dingle taken last week courtesy of Dingle Slea Head...

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“The hottest Irish music group” Connla
Oct19

“The hottest Irish music group” Connla

The hottest Irish music group in Ireland may well be these young musicians out of Northern Ireland, Connla! They are currently our most played and requested group on LiveIreland, along with Dublin’s Jeremiah’s. Like groups such as Lunasa. Flook, Dallahan and the Jeremiahs, they are very traditional and very new at the same time. They have an EP out called Connla, and are currently working on a new, full cd as you read...

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Flook Back!
Oct19

Flook Back!

We are often asked the most popular or most played act here on LI over the years. Easy. Flook. All of us love them. VERY special, in a lot of ways, they have redefined modern Irish traditional music. That’s (l-r) John Joe Kelly, Brian Finnegan, Sarah Allen and Ed Boyd. They are gigging again, though still very busy with their own individual projects. Would we call it a FULL reunion? No. But, they ARE performing together just...

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Dublin: Take A Deep Breath
Oct19

Dublin: Take A Deep Breath

The all new Visit Dublin tourism video was launched last week and we must say, It’s deadly! Take a look:

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New Slí na Sláinte walking route launched in Bruff
Oct19

New Slí na Sláinte walking route launched in Bruff

A new Slí na Sláinte walking route was launched in Bruff, the 12th such route to be developed in Limerick. Developed by the Irish Heart Foundation and supported by Bruff Tidy Towns, Limerick Sports Partnership and Limerick City & County Council, the 3.5 kilometre route is located north of the town and is designed to encourage people to get more active and get walking. The sign-posted route was launched by Deputy Mayor of the City...

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