Blow to local tourism as Edmund Burke Pub refurb is blocked.
Jun26

Blow to local tourism as Edmund Burke Pub refurb is blocked.

With tourism numbers at all time highs in Ireland it’s not always good news on the development front as Galway county council has just blocked a proposal to develop one of Co Galway’s local pub landmarks the Dereen Inn near the monastic village of Abbeyknockmoy. Bought by local entrepreneur Declan Ganley as a “hobby refurbishment”, the pub was to be renamed as the Edmund Burke and was going to compromise of a...

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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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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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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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Book early for Skellig trips advises OPW
May19

Book early for Skellig trips advises OPW

The Office of public works has issued a warning to visitors that Skellig visits are booked heavily due to recent bad weather. Staff have been marooned on the island for the past few days but recent settled weather has seen landing craft and tour boats in operation again. Costs to visit the island which is now heavily featured in the Star Wars series are €60 per ticket. Choppy waters or not, it should be on your top ten bucket list...

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Irish Cottage Watch: Curraghduff Farm, Co. Galway
May04

Irish Cottage Watch: Curraghduff Farm, Co. Galway

This Galway cottage has everything for the discerning buyer. The cottage is a fully renovated property in excellent order which comprises three double bedrooms, kitchen / dining room, sitting room, shower room, WC and utility. The property has a solid fuel central heating system that works of the Stanley range in the kitchen as well as four storage heaters. The cottage which is typical for all cottages is south facing to gain maximum...

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liveIreland Holland meet up.
Apr13

liveIreland Holland meet up.

Here is LiveIreland at work! These three regular listeners (L-R) Dick, Marco, and Jeff got together and became friends in the chat room for the weekly Bill & Imelda Show. It airs every Sunday at 18:00 GMT and features the friendliest chatroom on the Internet. You’re encouraged and welcome to join in, as well.  Jeff lives in Saskatoon, Canada, while Dick and Marco live in Holland. Jeff and his wife, Sandy were visiting...

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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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Cottage Watch: Kilmore Co Wexford.
Mar28

Cottage Watch: Kilmore Co Wexford.

Check out this beautiful nineteenth century thatched cottage in Kilmore Quay Co Wexford. It’s on the market for €180k but with Kilmore just one hour from Dublin and some of the best fishing grounds along the Co Wexford coast, it’s an ideal get away lair. Check out our Cottages of Kilmore Quay...

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Rare Late March Snow Returns to Ireland.
Mar22

Rare Late March Snow Returns to Ireland.

Very rare cold weather returned to Ireland this week due to a north easterly which brought hill snow and severe rain downpours across the country. As you can see the contrast between spring and winter had instagramers out in force with some brilliant landscape shots. The sun returns on Friday Buiochas le dia! The view of #dublin @6:45am on a #cold & #wintery #baltic Tuesday morning, #march #2017 from #stockinglane .Managed to get...

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