10 Places You Should Visit In Ireland Before You Die
May01

10 Places You Should Visit In Ireland Before You Die

Here at liveireland we’ve picked our top ten must see destinations in Ireland that we recommend you put on your bucket list. Some are natural phenomenon and some are historic sites, but they are all a must see. So in no particular order, here are our top ten. Slea Head, Co Kerry Cliffs Of Moher (Obviously) Rock of Cashel Newgrange, Co Meath The Burren, Co Clare Skellig (Star Wars) Glendalough The Saltee Islands Killarney...

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Podcast: Bunratty Castle
Apr30

Podcast: Bunratty Castle

Shane Smyth and Aoileann Nic Ginnea present a magazine programme on interesting aspects of Irish life, culture & music. In this edited highlight Eric Murphy calls to Irelands famous Bunratty castle Producer: Peter...

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Massy’s Wood, Kilakee
Apr16

Massy’s Wood, Kilakee

A short distance from the Hell Fire Club Massy woods once surrounded a beautiful stately home known as Kilakee House. The original house was sadly demolished in the 1940’s after the family came into debt after 1924. On first look all that seems to remain today are the front steps of the house, the main gates, outlying buildings, remnants of greenhouses, gate lodges and ice houses. But take a closer look and you’ll notice...

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Lunasa, 24 Years On The Road
Mar28

Lunasa, 24 Years On The Road

One of Irish music’s most popular groups, Lunasa, continues to tear it up in their concert appearances as they enter their twenty-fourth year on the road. Our Bill & Imelda were at a recent concert at Chicago’s famous Old Town School of Folk Music. Actually, there were two concerts Saturday night, and both were filled. Imelda reports, “We go see them every time they’re in town. They continue to be incredible musically, as well as...

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Podcast: Myth in the Music Inbhear Scéine
Mar25

Podcast: Myth in the Music Inbhear Scéine

Siofra Kilroy interviews local Irish composer Joe Thoma of Kenmare, County Kerry on the South West coast of Ireland. Thoma has created a musical innovation in the form of ‘Inbhear Sceine’ about the Milesian invasion of Ireland and the subsequent wars with the Tuatha De Danaan around 2000 BC. Podcast: Myth in the Music Inbhear...

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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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