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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Dublin’s hidden gems
Sep10

Dublin’s hidden gems

Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new film called “Dublin – Tales of the Unexpected”, specially created to highlight some of the quirkier, lesser known things to see and do in Dublin. The 66-second film reminds our visitors that Dublin is a city filled with exciting things to do – some of them off the beaten track. From underground mummies to the 26 towers build to battle Napoleon, the film introduces viewers to an alternative Dublin,...

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Powerscourt House and Gardens, Co Wicklow
Sep10

Powerscourt House and Gardens, Co Wicklow

Powerscourt House and Gardens is located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow in the most picturesque natural surrounds. It is reported that Powerscourt House was built upon the remnants of a two storey strategic 13th century castle originally built by the la Poer family, a Norman family. The estate is so very intertwined with Irish history and the history of the local area. Richard Wingfield, Viscount Powerscourt, and then owner of the...

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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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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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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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