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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Allie Sherlock Gets 1.2 Million viewers busking on Grafton Street
Jun08

Allie Sherlock Gets 1.2 Million viewers busking on Grafton Street

12 year old Allie Sherlock from Cork was offered a skit on the The Ellen Show and turned it down as she wants to keep busking and performing as a hobby. Regardless we can see a huge career ahead and the vid below explains...

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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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Ed Sheeran Sings Galway Girl
Mar13

Ed Sheeran Sings Galway Girl

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 it was one of my friend’s songs do you want to drink on? She took Jamie as a chaser,...

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A walk in Bushy Park, Dublin.
Jan29

A walk in Bushy Park, Dublin.

Dublin is famous for it’s parks like Stephen’s green, The Phoenix park etc, but most of its suburban parks have some great walks and a ton of history behind them. Bushy Park in Terenure with its Sports facilities like Tennis and Skateboard park were the likes of famous skateboarder Tony Hawk honed his skills is probably one of the most overlooked parks to see. I took a stroll through it this morning (Sunday) and...

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