The Staves From England
Nov30

The Staves From England

The Staves are a trio of English sisters currently having quite a run on the acoustic folk scene. They are not Irish trad, but they ARE beautifully in harmony and gaining a lot of international attention in the acoustic folk world. They have that sibling harmony blend down perfectly, and it is featured on their current album, If I Was. They were highly recommended by regular listener, Marco van der Laan from Holland. Marco is a...

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Matt Damon’s in Dublin
Nov30

Matt Damon’s in Dublin

Matt Damon’s in Dublin. One thing about Dublin, and Ireland in general, no matter how famous or infamous you are, you can walk the streets or go into pubs and restaurants etc. and no one will bother you. Well, we’ll qualify that within reason. Irish people tend to worry about people’s personal space and generally stay clear with a polite nod or Hi-Ye. It’s usually a case of mistaken identity. The greeter will...

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Outside Track Has the Inside Track
Nov27

Outside Track Has the Inside Track

One of our most popular groups on LiveIreland is Outside Track. The band is truly international with members over the years from America, Ireland, Canada and Scotland. Singer Norah Rendell has won our Female Vocalist of the Year in both 2011 and 2012, and is a fab flautist! The classic song featured here, False Knight on the Road, came from their album, Flash Company. It was released early as a single, so that people could buy a copy...

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Irish Tourism Continues To Grow
Nov27

Irish Tourism Continues To Grow

Irish Tourism Continues To Grow The Central Statistics Office in Ireland (CSO), have today issued Overseas Travel figures from August to October 2015. Total overseas trips to Ireland for the period January to October 2015 were up by 13% on the corresponding period in 2014. British trips increased by 11% from January to October while North American visitors were up by 13%. Trips to Ireland from Mainland European countries grew by 14%...

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Ireland’s Orient Express Style Luxury Train
Nov27

Ireland’s Orient Express Style Luxury Train

In 2016 Ireland will have its own orient express style luxury train. Luxury overnight train journeys will soon be rolling down the track in Ireland, following the announcement of a new venture from a worldwide hotels, rail tour and river cruise company. The Belmond Grand Hibernian will be the first luxury overnight rail experience of its kind on the island, and will tour the magnificent open countryside, dramatic coastal scenery and...

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Kayaking with a Basking Shark in Donegal
Nov27

Kayaking with a Basking Shark in Donegal

Basking Sharks, “An Liamhán Gréine” the Sun, or Sail Fish, are most frequently sighted during the months of April – September in the North Atlantic and around Ireland’s coast from North to South. These beautiful, plankton feeding creatures average in size from five to seven meters. Often sighted during spring and summer months when the weather is calm, these large fish bask close to the waters surface to feed...

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Failte Ireland Tourism Towns Winners
Nov26

Failte Ireland Tourism Towns Winners

The Failte Ireland Tourism Towns winners for 2015 have been announced, and the winners are.. Tralee, County Kerry and Lismore, County Waterford! Tralee won the award for best large tourism town, while Lismore won for best small tourism town. The Tralee video entry: The Lismore video entry: You can watch summary videos of the top ten highly commended towns between both categories by visiting Failte Ireland Tourism Town Awards on...

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Mutefish – Supernova
Nov25

Mutefish – Supernova

Mutefish are one of the best live contemporary, progressive folk bands in Ireland. Over the years I presented on Live Ireland, they were always one of my go to artists when I wanted to play something upbeat over the air. They fuse the musical sounds and cultures of Eastern Europe with traditional Irish influences resulting in an engaging melodic compilation of tracks. Each band member brings their distinct musical backgrounds and...

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Podcast: Dublin’s Smallest Pub, The Dawson Lounge.
Nov25

Podcast: Dublin’s Smallest Pub, The Dawson Lounge.

LiveIreland: Pubs An edited highlight of our program Pub Culture, David Tallon talks to Ron Black about Dublin`s smallest pub The Dawson Lounge.   Podcast: Dublin’s Smallest Pub, The Dawson...

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Fáilte Ireland Wins Silver For Dublin Discovery Trails App
Nov25

Fáilte Ireland Wins Silver For Dublin Discovery Trails App

Fáilte Ireland last night won silver for their Dublin Discovery Trails App in the category ‘Best Travel and Tourism App’. The Appy awards, now in their fourth year were held in Lilly Bordello’s, Dublin and are an awards programme for app development and design who reward the very best in app development and design. The app was specifically developed by Fáilte Ireland to capture the historical significance of Dublin to both the...

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