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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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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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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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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