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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Make the most of Ireland on a budget
May30

Make the most of Ireland on a budget

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film giving potential visitors some useful tips on how to save money – and what they can do for free – during a visit to the island of Ireland. Magnificent museums, astounding natural wonders and millennia of history and heritage – and all for free! Tourism Ireland’s latest film, titled “Ten Top Travel Hacks for Ireland”, invites prospective visitors to come and explore the island...

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Revisiting Russborough House
May28

Revisiting Russborough House

As a Dubliner, I am constantly surprised at the historic buildings and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes we have within a short distance of the city centre.  I love getting out for the day and taking in local history. In early October this year, liveireland visited Russborough House, and we fell in love with the place. If you are coming to Dublin in 2016 this is a must see. While the city centre hustles and bustles, just thirty...

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Ireland is the ultimate hotspot for summer
May15

Ireland is the ultimate hotspot for summer

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film inviting potential visitors everywhere to come and discover the island of Ireland during the summer months and immerse themselves in our culture. Titled “What makes summer in Ireland so special”, the video reminds travellers around the world that Ireland is unbeatable for a summer break. It highlights our breath-taking road trips, along the Causeway Coastal Route and the Wild...

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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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Flavours from the Island of Ireland
Apr24

Flavours from the Island of Ireland

Flavours from the Island of Ireland: Tourism Ireland’s latest video invites foodies everywhere to discover Ireland’s culinary delights. Called “Flavours from the Island of Ireland”, the short film provides a glimpse of the superb food scene here. From farm to fork, and from port to place, the message for ‘foodies’ and potential visitors around the world is that we’ve got incredible produce that inspires creative and delicious dishes...

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Ireland looks out of this world in new trailer for Star Wars!
Apr21

Ireland looks out of this world in new trailer for Star Wars!

Tourism Ireland takes the Wild Atlantic Way to ‘new galaxies’ at Star Wars convention in Orlando Ireland Star Wars Ireland Star Wars: Get ready to see the Wild Atlantic Way go stellar! It’s the day that Star Wars fans everywhere have been waiting for – the hotly anticipated, first look ‘teaser’ trailer for the upcoming Star Wars – The Last Jedi has just been released and it features stunning footage of Skellig Michael and our very own...

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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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