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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Podcast: Bunratty Castle
Apr30

Podcast: Bunratty Castle

Shane Smyth and Aoileann Nic Ginnea present a magazine programme on interesting aspects of Irish life, culture & music. In this edited highlight Eric Murphy calls to Irelands famous Bunratty castle Producer: Peter...

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liveIreland Holland meet up.
Apr13

liveIreland Holland meet up.

Here is LiveIreland at work! These three regular listeners (L-R) Dick, Marco, and Jeff got together and became friends in the chat room for the weekly Bill & Imelda Show. It airs every Sunday at 18:00 GMT and features the friendliest chatroom on the Internet. You’re encouraged and welcome to join in, as well.  Jeff lives in Saskatoon, Canada, while Dick and Marco live in Holland. Jeff and his wife, Sandy were visiting...

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Former liveIreland Presenter Daoiri Farrell Wins BBC Folk Awards.
Apr07

Former liveIreland Presenter Daoiri Farrell Wins BBC Folk Awards.

Daoiri Farrell , a graduate of BCFE in Irish Traditional Music Performance and liveIreland presenter  won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Daoiri had been nominated in 3 Categories and on the night won, Best Traditional Track  for the track  Van Diemen’s Land from his new album  ‘True Born Irishman’  (featuring our own Pat Daly and Tony Byrne) and  also the Horizon Award for best new artist. Daoiri and his band...

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Jameson Distillery Re-Opens New Tour Site
Mar28

Jameson Distillery Re-Opens New Tour Site

‘Jameson Distillery Bow St.’ in Smithfield, Dublin, to support Irish Whiskey Tourism Strategy aim of attracting 1.9 million whiskey tourists to Ireland annually by 2025 Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has announced the reopening of the home of Jameson in Smithfield, Dublin, following a total investment of €11 million. The new...

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Blessington Lakes County Wicklow
Mar25

Blessington Lakes County Wicklow

Just 25 miles from the centre of Dublin lie Blessington lakes. Beautiful and tranquil, there is a nostalgic tale of loss together with a sense of pride in their creation. In the 1930’s a decision was taken to build a dam at Poulaphouca waterfall. The waterfall now no longer exists. There was a need to supply Dublin with drinking water and hydroelectricity. The reservoir, officially known as the Poulaphouca reservoir flooded the...

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Chicago Goes Green!
Mar12

Chicago Goes Green!

Chicago goes green for St Patrick’s Day! This is the big start of the St. Pat’s festivities in Chicago. Saturday, March 11 was the big downtown parade, through the city’s beautiful Grant Park. Sunday, March 12 sees the world famous South Side Parade. The downtown one is all slick, politicians, big floats–you know the routine. And, it is the one for which they turn the river a bright green by adding,...

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Jump into Ireland, Feet first!
Mar01

Jump into Ireland, Feet first!

You don’t just arrive in Ireland. You jump in, feet first, right in amongst it all. From the minute you’re here, you’re one of us. Living in the moment, or, ‘in the now’ as we like to say. You never know quite what to expect when you’re in the now. But one thing’s for sure – we’ll show you wonderful places, and things you won’t find anywhere else in the world. And when the fun’s finally over, you’ll feel like you’re leaving home...

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Thatched Cottages Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford
Feb19

Thatched Cottages Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford

Kilmore Quay still retains it’s 19 century traditional thatched cottages in all their splendour. Traditionally thatcher’s used natural materials that could be sourced locally, for example water reeds by the river Slaney, wheat reed or straw from the farm. There are various designs that can be chosen for a thatched roof. The ridge of the roof can be very decorative or simple. Designs can be flush, block cut, bobbin, wrap...

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