Suburban Dublin: By the river through the meadows.
Nov02

Suburban Dublin: By the river through the meadows.

Suburban Dublin: By the river through the meadows. Our walk starts beside Morton’s pub in Firhouse at the cottage tea rooms. From 9.30am the tea rooms are open and offer breakfast and brunch. Firhouse and the tea rooms are accessible in thirty minutes from Dublin city centre by local bus routes numbers 49 and 65B, and also from and to Dun Laoghaire by the number 75. The tea rooms describe themselves as an eccentric and delightfully...

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St Colmcille’s Holy Well South Dublin
Nov02

St Colmcille’s Holy Well South Dublin

Saint Colmcille’s Well is  located at the top end of the Ballycullen Road as you near Orlagh retreat centre. Legend has it Saint Colmcille stopped off on his way to Glendalough and came upon the ancient well, where he quenched his thirst and blessed the well. Little is known of the well’s earlier history, but both the local parish and school are named after St. Colmcille. In about 1914 its reported that a postman who frequented...

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Irish Halloween Podcasts: Witches, Banshees and the Hell Fire Club
Oct27

Irish Halloween Podcasts: Witches, Banshees and the Hell Fire Club

Irish Halloween Podcasts: Witches of Kilkenny and the Hell Fire Club, Dublin The Story of Alice Kipler, The Witch of Kilkenny. The Hell Fire Club Dublin The Hell Fire Club on Mont Pelier Hill casts a foreboding presence over the south Dublin suburbs. It was originally built as a hunting lodge by William “the Speaker” Connolly, politician and land owner, in or around 1725. It is reported that the stone used to build the lodge was...

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Gallery: Stephen’s Green Autumnal Bliss
Oct10

Gallery: Stephen’s Green Autumnal Bliss

We had coffee at eleven and took a stroll down Stephen’s Green....

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The Palace Bar in Dublin’s Temple Bar (Podcast)
Jul26

The Palace Bar in Dublin’s Temple Bar (Podcast)

Bertie Keogh, ex-barman at the Palace Bar in Temple Bar, tells us about the history of drinking in...

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Podcast: The Uilleann Pipes
Jul03

Podcast: The Uilleann Pipes

Imelda Deegan samples the sounds of some early Irish instruments and finds some stories concerning their origin. This program focuses on the making of The Bodhran, Harp and Uilleann Pipes. Producer: Aoileann Nic...

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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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The sun is out in Ireland.
Jun18

The sun is out in Ireland.

Yesterday temperatures reached 30C in most counties (locally). Our summer weather can become sub tropical every now and then with a phenomenon called the Azores high moving clear balmy south Atlantic weather up from the Atlantic. Then Ireland breaks out the beer: Some evening for The Barge ☀️🍻 A post shared by Joey Cunniffe (@joeycunniffe10) on May 25, 2017 at 12:51pm PDT Those who don't jump will never fly. 😊 #love #life #hiking...

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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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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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