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Gaelscoileanna – Education through Irish

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I went back and forth on the idea of sending my child to a Gaelscoil later this year when I move back to Ireland. I wasn’t sure if he’d struggle to adjust to learning a new language as well as adapting to a new country at the same time. However, my decision is made, and I’m happy with it. This ... Read More »

Bono and buddies do Grafton St. Christmas Eve 2013

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Hey there! I’ve been taking a little break from almost all online activity for the last few days. I’ve been enjoying some time with my family, really getting into the Christmas spirit, and I’ve had my fair share of Christmas food too I hope you’ve had a lovely holiday too! It’s nice to see Bono &co have been back on ... Read More »

The 10 most viewed posts on GotIreland.com in 2013

most viewed posts on GotIreland.com in 2013

With the end of 2013 in sight I wanted to take a minute to share with you some of the most read content on the site over the past 12 months. Some of this stuff get’s a little lost as the website grows, but it’s worth digging out once in a while, and sharing it with new visitors to the ... Read More »

A Christmas to Remember in Ireland (Irish Christmas Traditions)

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A Christmas to Remember in Ireland Like many parts of the Western world, Christmas in Ireland is a time of merrymaking and celebration, where gifts are exchanged, copious amounts of food is eaten, drinks are drank and the arrival of Santa Claus is awaited with fervent excitement by the little ones.  Traditionally beginning on the 8th December, the Christmas festivities ... Read More »

Irish Faerie Folk of Yore and Yesterday – The Morrigan

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The ripe, heavy moon hangs low and full in the sky, while the swirling, dry leaves scrape against each other, rustling and crumbling in the night wind. Soon we will all feel the crisp bite of winter, the dying of the year. But for now, it is Halloween… All Hallow’s Eve… and we have time to visit but one more ... Read More »

Why Dublin is the Perfect Place to Study

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A freshly pulled pint of Guinness, live music, gentle laughter and the clinking of glasses in a true Irish pub are only the beginning of what Dublin has to offer. Students can expect a city jam-packed full of something for all the senses; there’s education, culture, great food, and the opportunity for a whole load of fun. The streets are steeped ... Read More »

Irish Faerie Folk of Yore and Yesterday – Caorthannach

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Vampires, Soul-stealers, Headless Horsemen, Changelings… all indeed terrifying Celtic myths. In this article, however, we explore one of the most frightening, most intimidating creatures yet. In short, if it’s not one thing…it’s your Mother. We’ve all known (or personally experienced) an overly-protective Mother. Perhaps a Mother that’s a bit overbearing? Bossy? Even literature and Hollywood have used the sometimes precarious, ... Read More »

Irish Faerie Folk of Yore and Yesterday – The Gancanagh

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Welcome to the 2nd edition of the Irish Faerie Folk of Yore and Yesterday series, leading up to All-Hallows Eve! I get to start this story by addressing my fellow female romantics out there. You know who you are. You’re the ones who grew up dreaming of finding true love…the ones who cry, like clockwork, at movies where the girl ... Read More »

‘Got Ireland’ a finalist in the 2013 Irish Blog Awards

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Just when I could do with a little bit of a boost… GotIreland.com has made the Finalist List for the 2013 Irish Blog Awards! I’m very thrilled, and humbled, that my blog has been nominated, and of course I’m looking forward to seeing who wins the category. There’s some great folks in there with me, the likes of Corey and ... Read More »