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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St Colmcille’s Holy Well South Dublin
Nov02

St Colmcille’s Holy Well South Dublin

Saint Colmcille’s Well is  located at the top end of the Ballycullen Road as you near Orlagh retreat centre. Legend has it Saint Colmcille stopped off on his way to Glendalough and came upon the ancient well, where he quenched his thirst and blessed the well. Little is known of the well’s earlier history, but both the local parish and school are named after St. Colmcille. In about 1914 its reported that a postman who frequented...

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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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Gallery: Stephen’s Green Autumnal Bliss
Oct10

Gallery: Stephen’s Green Autumnal Bliss

We had coffee at eleven and took a stroll down Stephen’s Green....

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The Cliffs of Moher Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before
Oct01

The Cliffs of Moher Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

The Cliffs of Moher Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before Via: Wiebe de Jager The Cliffs of Moher (Irish: Aillte an Mhothair) [1] are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. [2][3] They rise 120 metres (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head, and reach their maximum height of 214 metres (702 ft) just north of O’Brien’s Tower, eight kilometres to the north. [4] A...

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Step Into Ireland With This Brilliant Video
Jul31

Step Into Ireland With This Brilliant Video

Via Sonder Ireland: WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING RIGHT NOW, STOP! Step into ’Sonder’- a visual journey capturing spectacular views from above and below some of Ireland’s national treasures and tourist havens! Take a step back through the history of our beautiful country exploring the troubles of our past and the rising of our future! It’s food for the soul and music to your ears as it encapsulates that Irish sense of humour through the...

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The Palace Bar in Dublin’s Temple Bar (Podcast)
Jul26

The Palace Bar in Dublin’s Temple Bar (Podcast)

Bertie Keogh, ex-barman at the Palace Bar in Temple Bar, tells us about the history of drinking in...

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Ireland’s magnificent mansions and glorious gardens
Jul07

Ireland’s magnificent mansions and glorious gardens

Online film encourages viewers to come and follow in the footsteps of lords and ladies! Tourism Ireland has created a new online film showcasing some of our grand estates and glorious gardens, taking viewers on a tour of the island of Ireland’s more ‘glamorous’ side! Titled “Great Houses, Castles and Gardens of Ireland”, the video gives viewers a glimpse into some of the most beautiful properties and estates around the...

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Walks in Wicklow: Glendalough
Jun21

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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The Best 10 Beaches In Ireland
Jun08

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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