Rose of Tralee Festival Calling All Buskers!
Jun29

Rose of Tralee Festival Calling All Buskers!

The Rose of Tralee Festival have just announced a call to street buskers to feature in their festival schedule for August. See details below. If you want your performance to bee seen by thousands of punters and worldwide press alike now is your chance:   CALLING ALL BUSKERS! Want to perform at one of Ireland's biggest Festivals? We're designating spaces for busking acts of all styles to create a feast of entertainment...

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Ed Sheeran announces Irish tour
Jun28

Ed Sheeran announces Irish tour

Breaking: Ed Sheeran just announced his 2018 lateral Irish tour: Pairc Ui Chaoimh May 4th and 5th Boucher Road Playing Fields Belfast May 9thNo Pearse Stadium Galway May 12th and 13th And Phoenix Park Dublin May 16th and 18th It’s The biggest Irish Tour EVER!! Tickets on sale July 8th @...

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The Cliffs of Moher Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before
Jun26

The Cliffs of Moher Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

The Cliffs of Moher Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before Via: Wiebe de Jager The Cliffs of Moher (Irish: Aillte an Mhothair) [1] are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. [2][3] They rise 120 metres (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head, and reach their maximum height of 214 metres (702 ft) just north of O’Brien’s Tower, eight kilometres to the north. [4] A...

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Blow to local tourism as Edmund Burke Pub refurb is blocked.
Jun26

Blow to local tourism as Edmund Burke Pub refurb is blocked.

With tourism numbers at all time highs in Ireland it’s not always good news on the development front as Galway county council has just blocked a proposal to develop one of Co Galway’s local pub landmarks the Dereen Inn near the monastic village of Abbeyknockmoy. Bought by local entrepreneur Declan Ganley as a “hobby refurbishment”, the pub was to be renamed as the Edmund Burke and was going to compromise of a...

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Ireland’s Ancient Gold
Jun24

Ireland’s Ancient Gold

The Bronze Age in Ireland, (2500BC-500BC), introduced metal working skills to the country. This is widely attributed to settlers known as “beakers” from the European continent. Bronze, a mixture of tin and copper, was used to make practical items such as cooking pots and axes, with Ireland reportedly having substantial copper reserves at that period mainly in the south of the country. Gold was the preferred metal used for...

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It’s St John’s Bonfire Night in Ireland
Jun23

It’s St John’s Bonfire Night in Ireland

It’s St John’s Bonfire night or Bonna night (Cork) across Ireland. The tradition of lighting fires two days after the midsummer solstice dates back thousands of years. At some stage in Irish history the fires were brought forward towards the feast of St John. Ancient pagan traditions are alive and well in modern Ireland and ironically it’s the age of social media that has given them a new lease of life. Huge crowd...

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Why golf in Ireland is a total hole-in-one!
Jun22

Why golf in Ireland is a total hole-in-one!

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film showcasing some of our world-class golf courses, as well as the wonderful things that golfers can get up to off the course. Titled “Golf on the island of Ireland”, the video invites potential visitors to come and discover our beautiful golf courses, challenging links and wonderful off-course activities right around the island of Ireland. From Royal Portrush on the Causeway...

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Walks in Wicklow: Glendalough
Jun21

Walks in Wicklow: Glendalough

“Gleann dá locha”; The Glen of the two lakes, was carved into the Wicklow landscape by glacial activity. Standing in the graveyard in the lands surrounding the lower lake you can easily imagine a time when this was a very important, bustling place with a busy monastic centre including churches, farmhouses, workshops, guesthouses and monastic cells at its height in the 9th Century. Founded in early 600ad by Saint Kevin, visiting here,...

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Justin Bieber Plays Basketball in Bushy Park
Jun20

Justin Bieber Plays Basketball in Bushy Park

Due to play the RDS in Dublin, Bieber was spotted in my local park this evening. I’m no fan of his music but his basketball skills are tip top: Justin coming to visit me💓 @justinbieber A post shared by Ciara (@ciaraforster) on Jun 20, 2017 at 1:12pm...

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First Trams Cross Dublin City Centre In 70 Years
Jun18

First Trams Cross Dublin City Centre In 70 Years

Dublin’s Luas service crossed the city centre today joining up the two north and south rails works after a long and protracted contract that took the best part of 4 years. The old Dublin tram network followed the same paths until it was ripped out in favour of diesel buses in the 1950s. Back to the future as we say. Video and pic via Karl...

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