Thatched Cottages Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford
Feb19

Thatched Cottages Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford

Kilmore Quay still retains it’s 19 century traditional thatched cottages in all their splendour. Traditionally thatcher’s used natural materials that could be sourced locally, for example water reeds by the river Slaney, wheat reed or straw from the farm. There are various designs that can be chosen for a thatched roof. The ridge of the roof can be very decorative or simple. Designs can be flush, block cut, bobbin, wrap...

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Irish Whiskey Museum offers something to pour over
Jan29

Irish Whiskey Museum offers something to pour over

The only Irish whiskey museum in the world has opened its doors in the centre of Dublin. The unique attraction chronicles the story of Irish whiskey, looking at everything from its taste and flavour, to the rise, fall and current worldwide renaissance of the Irish whiskey industry. The museum features a range of enjoyable, interactive exhibitions spread out across five rooms in a location right in the heart of the city’s ‘golden mile’...

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The liveIreland Music Awards 2017
Jan01

The liveIreland Music Awards 2017

The liveIreland Music Awards 2017 (2017 Livies) 2016 was a terrific year for Irish music. In general, the Livies Awards reflect a number of much younger acts this year. These artists are doing what has always been done in Irish music—changing it and keeping it at the same time. This year’s Livies winners reflect that perfectly. If ever there were a year where the old saying “Youth must be served” is evident, 2016 was the one. In any...

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Scenes of Winters Past In Ireland
Dec31

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
Dec18

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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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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And the winner is…… Skerries!
Sep29

And the winner is…… Skerries!

Skerries was named best of the 859 towns and villages throughout the country that entered this year’s SuperValu National TidyTowns competition.  The announcement was greeted by great celebration at the awards ceremony at The Helix in Dublin. On hand to present the prizes was Mr. Michael Ring, T.D., Minister for Regional Development and Mr. Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu, the competition’s sponsor for the 25th year. ...

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LiveIreland Top Irish Women To Follow On Instagram 2016
Sep26

LiveIreland Top Irish Women To Follow On Instagram 2016

North Carolina Rose of Tralee Maigan Kennedy @maigankennedy #hammingandglamming it up! Thank you @megzgriff @melbourneroseoftralee for the pic! #RoseofTralee #yallsncrose #ncrose #roseoftralee2016 #rosetour A photo posted by North Carolina Rose of Tralee (@ncroseoftralee) on Aug 14, 2016 at 3:03am PDT Aisling Redden Winter vibes #hygge#scandi#selectedfemme#beigeandblonde#newsweater#happyfriday A photo posted by Aisling Redden...

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Walks in Wicklow: Glendalough
Aug25

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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Fusion Fighters Tg4’s street dance competition
Aug23

Fusion Fighters Tg4’s street dance competition

Scoth na damhsóirí anseo in Inis How good are these guys Fushion Fighters

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