Mark Hamill praises Ireland’s starring role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Jan16

Mark Hamill praises Ireland’s starring role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

New Tourism Ireland film celebrates Ireland’s Star Wars connections The Wild Atlantic Way has been catapulted to global fame since the opening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, wowing millions of Star Wars fans everywhere. Tourism Ireland today launched the final phase of its latest Star Wars campaign, targeting fans of the science fiction franchise around the world. In a new film, created to celebrate Ireland’s starring role in The Last...

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The liveIreland Music Awards 2018
Jan08

The liveIreland Music Awards 2018

Musician of the Year-Kevin Crawford Female Musician of the Year-Ailie Robertson Male Singer of the Year-Joe Gibney Female Singer of the Year–Eilis Kennedy Album of the Year-The Femme Fatale of Maine by The Jeremiahs Concert of the Year–Connla Emerging Artist of the Year–Aoife Scott We’re live today Jan 7th at 18:00 UTC on liveIreland Radio one with Bill Margeson and the “Livvies...

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Irish Cryptocurrency IrishCoin up 700% in overnight trading.
Jan07

Irish Cryptocurrency IrishCoin up 700% in overnight trading.

A legacy cryptocoin that we’ve covered since it’s inception, Irishcoin has stood the test of time in crypto terms since 2014. The team have been working diligently in the background over the years to keep the coin alive whilst stalwarts like Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple have dominated the crypto scene. With close to one trillion dollars moving into the crypto space, legacy coins like IRL have not only the novelty Irish...

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Valuable 19th century archival material rediscovered in Clare
Jan02

Valuable 19th century archival material rediscovered in Clare

Valuable archival material, previously thought to have been lost or destroyed, of the Kilrush Union in West Clare during the late 19th century has been rediscovered and reaccessioned to Clare County Archives. The Board of Guardian Minute Books from Kilrush Union, which date between 1877-1890, contain mainly statistical information on the financial administration and maintenance of the workhouses under their control, including details...

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Scenes of Winters Past In Ireland
Dec10

Scenes of Winters Past In Ireland

Scenes of Winters Past In Ireland.   Scenes Of Winter’s Past In Ireland.

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Possibly the best Guinness Christmas Ad Ever
Dec10

Possibly the best Guinness Christmas Ad Ever

Guinness are not only famous for their black stout, they produce some of the best blockbuster ads for Christmas on this side of the Atlantic. With an annual turnover in sales of $6 billion that should come as no big surprise.                 Still, we can’t but help reminisce about their best Christmas Ad ever circa 2011. I wish one of my favourite streets; Parliament Street, really did...

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Suburban Dublin: By the river through the meadows.
Nov02

Suburban Dublin: By the river through the meadows.

Suburban Dublin: By the river through the meadows. Our walk starts beside Morton’s pub in Firhouse at the cottage tea rooms. From 9.30am the tea rooms are open and offer breakfast and brunch. Firhouse and the tea rooms are accessible in thirty minutes from Dublin city centre by local bus routes numbers 49 and 65B, and also from and to Dun Laoghaire by the number 75. The tea rooms describe themselves as an eccentric and delightfully...

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Irish Halloween Podcasts: Witches, Banshees and the Hell Fire Club
Oct27

Irish Halloween Podcasts: Witches, Banshees and the Hell Fire Club

Irish Halloween Podcasts: Witches of Kilkenny and the Hell Fire Club, Dublin The Story of Alice Kipler, The Witch of Kilkenny. The Hell Fire Club Dublin The Hell Fire Club on Mont Pelier Hill casts a foreboding presence over the south Dublin suburbs. 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...

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Samhain, The Origins of Halloween
Oct27

Samhain, The Origins of Halloween

Possibly Ireland’s most famous known export after Guinness, the Halloween festival we celebrate today originated with the Celtic festival of Samhain. Samhain signified the end of the Celtic year and the end of summer. It was also a festival of great importance with particular significance to the dead. The Celts split the year into four quarters and there were three other quarterly festival dates: Imbolc, the beginning of spring,...

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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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