First heatwave in forty years unveils ancient Ireland.
Jul13

First heatwave in forty years unveils ancient Ireland.

Ireland has had one of the driest and hottest summers since 1976 and as a result Drone and history enthusiast, Anthony Murphy of Mythical Ireland has uncovered the outline of a new henge discovery near the ancient site of Newgrange in Ireland’s Boyne Valley. As with recent drone discoveries in the UK, the hot weather has dried out surface grasses and crops in different shades depending on the substrate rock or sediment beneath...

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Hottest Summer Since 1976
Jul05

Hottest Summer Since 1976

Dublin like much of the country has experienced the hottest weather in 40 years. Beachfronts are packed and the glorious weather brings out the probably the best coastline of any city anywhere in the world. The famous “Forty Foot”, a swimming spot featured in James Joyce’s Ulysses, sees bumper numbers of locals and tourists alike plunging into its depts followed by ice cream from the hole in the wall at Sandycove....

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Prehistoric gold artefacts discovered in Donegal
Jul05

Prehistoric gold artefacts discovered in Donegal

The National Museum of Ireland received a report on Tuesday 26 June 2018 of the discovery of significant artifacts in County Donegal, which appear to date from the Bronze Age. The National Museum of Ireland received a report on Tuesday 26 June 2018 of the discovery of significant artifacts in County Donegal, which appear to date from the Bronze Age. Experts from the National Museum traveled to the site where the artifacts were...

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New Tourism Ireland video highlights Cork
Jul05

New Tourism Ireland video highlights Cork

Colourful towns, beautiful coastline and a charming city … Tourism Ireland invites people everywhere to put Cork city and county on their bucket list! Where else would you find a thriving 18th century food market, an iconic whiskey legacy and a sure fire way to obtain the famous “gift of the gab”? Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new online video, called “Top Things to do in Cork”. It highlights some of the star attractions...

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Meet Ireland’s next potential President John Groarke
Jul04

Meet Ireland’s next potential President John Groarke

We’ve had civil servants, politicians and senior state officials having a go at running for the presidency but never an ordinary Irish citizen. Meet John Groarke from Tulsk in Co Roscommon who lives in a small two bedroom country house and ran into hard times recently with essential renovations. His campaign platform will focus on the homeless and others who are poorly treated in the Health Service. John hopes to be the first...

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The sun is out in Ireland.
Jun25

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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Claude Morice is out with a beautiful piece of work entitled The Grace Notes
Jun24

Claude Morice is out with a beautiful piece of work entitled The Grace Notes

Brittany’s, Claude Morice is out with a lovely new album, The Grace Notes. We love nothing more on LI than finding brand new artists, not previously shared with you, and then sharing them! A beautiful little gem of an album, one of the guest artists is our own LiveIreland Male Musician of the Year, Tom Byrne. He plays button box on this cd. Brittany and Ireland have shared a lot culturally over the centuries. This album...

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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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The Best 10 Beaches In Ireland
Jun01

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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Ireland is the ultimate hotspot for summer
Jun01

Ireland is the ultimate hotspot for summer

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film inviting potential visitors everywhere to come and discover the island of Ireland during the summer months and immerse themselves in our culture. Titled “What makes summer in Ireland so special”, the video reminds travellers around the world that Ireland is unbeatable for a summer break. It highlights our breath-taking road trips, along the Causeway Coastal Route and the Wild...

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