Hike up to the Hell Fire Club in Dublin
Oct18

Hike up to the Hell Fire Club in Dublin

The Hell Fire Club on Mont Pelier Hill casts a foreboding presence over the south Dublin suburbs. (periscope tv video below) 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 sourced from a large passage grave and cairn, (burial place), which once stood on the hill, and a standing stone 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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Ireland’s Ancient Gold
Oct01

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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Watch this impromptu rendition of Raglan Road on Dublin’s Train service last night.
Oct01

Watch this impromptu rendition of Raglan Road on Dublin’s Train service last night.

Watch this impromptu rendition of Raglan Road on Dublin’s Train service last night. Made famous by Luke Kelly here is the Ramparts Chamber Choir with their...

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The Cliffs of Moher Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before
Oct01

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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Dublin’s hidden gems
Sep10

Dublin’s hidden gems

Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new film called “Dublin – Tales of the Unexpected”, specially created to highlight some of the quirkier, lesser known things to see and do in Dublin. The 66-second film reminds our visitors that Dublin is a city filled with exciting things to do – some of them off the beaten track. From underground mummies to the 26 towers build to battle Napoleon, the film introduces viewers to an alternative Dublin,...

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Powerscourt House and Gardens, Co Wicklow
Sep10

Powerscourt House and Gardens, Co Wicklow

Powerscourt House and Gardens is located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow in the most picturesque natural surrounds. It is reported that Powerscourt House was built upon the remnants of a two storey strategic 13th century castle originally built by the la Poer family, a Norman family. The estate is so very intertwined with Irish history and the history of the local area. Richard Wingfield, Viscount Powerscourt, and then owner of the...

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Exclusive world premiere,The Jermiah’s new Album The Femme Fatale of Maine
Sep03

Exclusive world premiere,The Jermiah’s new Album The Femme Fatale of Maine

This Sunday’s Bill & Imelda Show will feature the brand new Jeremiahs CD in its World Premiere. It is The Femme Fatale of Maine, and is our immediate leader for Album of the Year here on LiveIreland. The show will start at 18:00 GMT and highlight several cuts from the album. Don’t miss this one, for sure! (Here’s a vid from their first album—we will have the brand new ones for Femme Fatale as soon as they...

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Glendalough Distillery tells the ancient story of Irish Whiskey as you’ve never seen it before
Aug03

Glendalough Distillery tells the ancient story of Irish Whiskey as you’ve never seen it before

As the regular liveIreland reader knows, we’re huge fans of Co Wicklow’s famous monastic settlement Glendalough. Here the Glendalough Distillery gives us a cinematic eyeful of the valley like you’ve never seen it before.  ...

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Step Into Ireland With This Brilliant Video
Jul31

Step Into Ireland With This Brilliant Video

Via Sonder Ireland: WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING RIGHT NOW, STOP! Step into ’Sonder’- a visual journey capturing spectacular views from above and below some of Ireland’s national treasures and tourist havens! Take a step back through the history of our beautiful country exploring the troubles of our past and the rising of our future! It’s food for the soul and music to your ears as it encapsulates that Irish sense of humour through the...

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