Make the most of Ireland on a budget
May30

Make the most of Ireland on a budget

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film giving potential visitors some useful tips on how to save money – and what they can do for free – during a visit to the island of Ireland. Magnificent museums, astounding natural wonders and millennia of history and heritage – and all for free! Tourism Ireland’s latest film, titled “Ten Top Travel Hacks for Ireland”, invites prospective visitors to come and explore the island...

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Brendan Hendry and Jonny Toman
May30

Brendan Hendry and Jonny Toman

Here is something tasty for you! Brendan Hendry and Jonny Toman from Northern Ireland have the 2017 Instrumental Album of the Year Award (The Livie) here on LiveIreland. This video is brand new, and will show you why they are the champions! We have told you all about them in the past–and we knew you would want to see this one. It is lovely....

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Revisiting Russborough House
May28

Revisiting Russborough House

As a Dubliner, I am constantly surprised at the historic buildings and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes we have within a short distance of the city centre.  I love getting out for the day and taking in local history. In early October this year, liveireland visited Russborough House, and we fell in love with the place. If you are coming to Dublin in 2016 this is a must see. While the city centre hustles and bustles, just thirty...

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Breakfast at Rachel’s Cafe in Trim
May22

Breakfast at Rachel’s Cafe in Trim

Breakfast at Rachel’s Cafe in Trim The Irish tourism board’s “Ireland Ancient East” meme is having the same exponential effect on Tourism as the wild atlantic way. Visits to most of the main attractions in the east of the country are up year on year since it’s inception in 2015. We took a trip to trim castle in Co Meath yesterday to resample the tour of the castle itself which we missed out on last time....

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Teeling Whiskey Distillery
May20

Teeling Whiskey Distillery

The Teeling Whiskey Company was founded by brothers Jack and Stephen Teeling in 2012, with the aim to revive the family trademark of whiskey and to bring whiskey distilling back to Dublin. Teeling Whiskey distillery is Dublins first new distillery in over 125 years. As a whiskey lover and a Dublin native, I just had to check it out. It’s located in an ancient market square called Newmarket in the Liberties area of Dublin South...

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Book early for Skellig trips advises OPW
May19

Book early for Skellig trips advises OPW

The Office of public works has issued a warning to visitors that Skellig visits are booked heavily due to recent bad weather. Staff have been marooned on the island for the past few days but recent settled weather has seen landing craft and tour boats in operation again. Costs to visit the island which is now heavily featured in the Star Wars series are €60 per ticket. Choppy waters or not, it should be on your top ten bucket list...

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Ireland is the ultimate hotspot for summer
May15

Ireland is the ultimate hotspot for summer

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film inviting potential visitors everywhere to come and discover the island of Ireland during the summer months and immerse themselves in our culture. Titled “What makes summer in Ireland so special”, the video reminds travellers around the world that Ireland is unbeatable for a summer break. It highlights our breath-taking road trips, along the Causeway Coastal Route and the Wild...

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The old and the new: Usher’s Island.
May15

The old and the new: Usher’s Island.

Usher’s Island brings together two generations of the finest and most influential Irish traditional musicians, stretching back to the acclaimed 1970’s era of Planxty, through Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny, and the Bothy Band, through fiddler Paddy Glackin. They follow the last incarnation of Planxty, which ended in 2005, and later LAPD – Liam (O’Flynn), Andy, Paddy and Dónal. This next chapter, which began with shows in January 2015,...

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Irish Cottage Watch: Curraghduff Farm, Co. Galway
May04

Irish Cottage Watch: Curraghduff Farm, Co. Galway

This Galway cottage has everything for the discerning buyer. The cottage is a fully renovated property in excellent order which comprises three double bedrooms, kitchen / dining room, sitting room, shower room, WC and utility. The property has a solid fuel central heating system that works of the Stanley range in the kitchen as well as four storage heaters. The cottage which is typical for all cottages is south facing to gain maximum...

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Saoirse Ronan and Ed Sheeran launch Galway Girl Video
May04

Saoirse Ronan and Ed Sheeran launch Galway Girl Video

Saoirse Ronan just featured in Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl vid. Galway look amazing: She played the fiddle in an Irish band But she fell in love with an English man Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand Said baby I just want to dance I met her on Grafton street right outside of the bar She shared a cigarette with me while her brother played the guitar She asked me what does it mean the Gaelic ink on your arm? Said...

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