Ireland’s Ancient Gold
Jun24

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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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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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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Walks in Wicklow: Glendalough
Jun21

Walks in Wicklow: Glendalough

“Gleann dá locha”; The Glen of the two lakes, was carved into the Wicklow landscape by glacial activity. Standing in the graveyard in the lands surrounding the lower lake you can easily imagine a time when this was a very important, bustling place with a busy monastic centre including churches, farmhouses, workshops, guesthouses and monastic cells at its height in the 9th Century. Founded in early 600ad by Saint Kevin, visiting here,...

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Justin Bieber Plays Basketball in Bushy Park
Jun20

Justin Bieber Plays Basketball in Bushy Park

Due to play the RDS in Dublin, Bieber was spotted in my local park this evening. I’m no fan of his music but his basketball skills are tip top: Justin coming to visit me💓 @justinbieber A post shared by Ciara (@ciaraforster) on Jun 20, 2017 at 1:12pm...

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First Trams Cross Dublin City Centre In 70 Years
Jun18

First Trams Cross Dublin City Centre In 70 Years

Dublin’s Luas service crossed the city centre today joining up the two north and south rails works after a long and protracted contract that took the best part of 4 years. The old Dublin tram network followed the same paths until it was ripped out in favour of diesel buses in the 1950s. Back to the future as we say. Video and pic via Karl...

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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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The Best 10 Beaches In Ireland
Jun08

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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Discovering the island of Ireland by campervan
Jun08

Discovering the island of Ireland by campervan

German journalist and campervan enthusiasts explore the Causeway Coastal Route, the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East German journalist Heinz Bück has been exploring the Causeway Coastal Route, the Wild Atlantic Way Ireland’s and Ancient East by campervan. He is accompanied by a small group of fellow campervan enthusiasts, who are here to soak up the spectacular scenery and the wealth of things to see and do around the...

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New Airs with Liam O Maonlai
Jun08

New Airs with Liam O Maonlai

NEW AIRS is a classical crossover and fusion group from Ireland combining classical strings with rock/folk percussion and synthesized electronics. New Airs record live pop up studio arrangements of classic rock and pop songs at various unique venues around Ireland. The production is directed by Irish composer, arranger and producer Glen Austin. The production is centered on our NEW AIRS You Tube Channel where our live videos are...

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