liveIreland Holland meet up.
Apr22

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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Ireland looks out of this world in new trailer for Star Wars!
Apr21

Ireland looks out of this world in new trailer for Star Wars!

Tourism Ireland takes the Wild Atlantic Way to ‘new galaxies’ at Star Wars convention in Orlando Ireland Star Wars Ireland Star Wars: Get ready to see the Wild Atlantic Way go stellar! It’s the day that Star Wars fans everywhere have been waiting for – the hotly anticipated, first look ‘teaser’ trailer for the upcoming Star Wars – The Last Jedi has just been released and it features stunning footage of Skellig Michael and our very own...

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Massy’s Wood, Kilakee
Apr16

Massy’s Wood, Kilakee

A short distance from the Hell Fire Club Massy woods once surrounded a beautiful stately home known as Kilakee House. The original house was sadly demolished in the 1940’s after the family came into debt after 1924. On first look all that seems to remain today are the front steps of the house, the main gates, outlying buildings, remnants of greenhouses, gate lodges and ice houses. But take a closer look and you’ll notice...

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The Best 10 Beaches In Ireland
Apr16

The Best 10 Beaches In Ireland

With summer on the way and the spring sunshine out in full force, we can only smell the sand dunes and salty air with a selection of our top ten favourite beaches to visit in Ireland:                        ...

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Glendalough, Always Worth It.
Apr07

Glendalough, Always Worth It.

Less than 60 minutes from Dublin even in heavy traffic, Glendalough is probably one of Ireland’s top places to visit with everything to offer in one 15 square kilometer area. From ancient monastic ruins dating from the eighth century to a stunning valley landscape capped with wild gorse and sweeping cliffs. We took to the hills over the weekend and done the upper lake ridge walk. This hike takes about 3-4 hours depending on...

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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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McGuire Family To Feature At Irish Fest Milwaukee.
Apr06

McGuire Family To Feature At Irish Fest Milwaukee.

We know we just did a brief article on the McGuire Family, and here is another. They are hot, hot, hot! Just signed to do the Milwaukee Irish Fest this summer, climaxing a pretty extensive national tour. When you combine families of cute kids and their Dad with well played trad, these types of popularity explosions are possible. This is the first site to have this brand, brand new video for you. Check out their website for concert and...

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Lunasa, 24 Years On The Road
Mar28

Lunasa, 24 Years On The Road

One of Irish music’s most popular groups, Lunasa, continues to tear it up in their concert appearances as they enter their twenty-fourth year on the road. Our Bill & Imelda were at a recent concert at Chicago’s famous Old Town School of Folk Music. Actually, there were two concerts Saturday night, and both were filled. Imelda reports, “We go see them every time they’re in town. They continue to be incredible musically, as well as...

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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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Cottage Watch: Kilmore Co Wexford.
Mar28

Cottage Watch: Kilmore Co Wexford.

Check out this beautiful nineteenth century thatched cottage in Kilmore Quay Co Wexford. It’s on the market for €180k but with Kilmore just one hour from Dublin and some of the best fishing grounds along the Co Wexford coast, it’s an ideal get away lair. Check out our Cottages of Kilmore Quay...

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