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Why Dublin is the Perfect Place to Study

Trinity College Dublin

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

water demon

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

Gancanagh

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

Finalist - Blog Awards Ireland 2013

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 »

Mussenden Temple – photos and facts

Mussenden Temple

Mussenden Temple is a small circular building located on cliffs near Castlerock in County Derry, Northern Ireland. The temple was built in 1785 and forms part of the estate of Frederick Augustus Hervey, the 4th Earl of Bristol, Bishop of Derry. Built as a library and modeled from the Temple of Vesta in Italy, it is dedicated to the memory ... Read More »

Spotlight on Irish talent – can you help?

Spotlight on Irish Talent I have decided to create a new category on the blog, entitled Spotlight on Irish Talent, where I will have the opportunity to bring to you the work of some of Ireland’s most talented people. I’m thinking this will initially start out with writers, artists, musicians, bloggers, photographers etc, but hopefully will evolve to include a ... Read More »

Would You Marry A Farmer? Confessions of an Irish Farmerette

Sixsmith family

When Lorna Sixsmith, aka Irish Farmerette, decided on a whim to write a blog post entitled ‘Advice to those considering marrying a farmer’ almost a year ago, she had no idea that it would reach over 50,000 views and form the inspiration for her upcoming book. The blog post was shared and  laughed at as farmers (men and women) all ... Read More »

Glendalough Round Tower and the Wicklow Mountains National Park

Glendalough Round Tower

As you may have seen in the news this week, President Obama has been in Northern Ireland at the G8 summit. While he has been distracted with matters of the world, his lovely wife and daughters got to do a little bit of sight-seeing. Whoever created their itinerary made a great choice when deciding on a trip to Glendalough. I’m ... Read More »