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Trim Castle, Co. Meath – Photos And Facts

Trim Castle (Irish: Caisleán Bhaile Atha Troim) can be found in the heritage town of Trim, County Meath, about 30 miles to the North East of Dublin City Center. Sitting on the banks of the River Boyne, the remains of Trim Castle are those of the largest Anglo-Norman Castle in Ireland. Guided tours of the castle are available. Click here ... Read More »

Almond, Walnut & Cherry Bar – Irish Inspired Recipe

Once again, my good friend Patricia has shared a tried and true recipe with me and it would be wrong for me to keep something so delicious to myself. Last Christmas, we were fortunate enough to have been showered with a hamper (gift basket for stateside readers) full of lovely baked goods from Patricia but my favorite were these bars ... Read More »

Free Music Downloads From Irish-American Singer Songwriter Patrick Clifford

Recently I’ve been enjoying some of the music of Patrick Clifford, an Irish American singer-songwriter from New York. I came across Patrick’s music initially while looking for artists who covered many of my old Irish favorites, such as Whiskey In The Jar, The Foggy Dew and Spancil Hill, but as you are about to find out, there is so much ... Read More »

Irish Fairytales And Other Books For Children

Being an Irish father to young children, I always try to include a daily dose of Irish culture and heritage in my kid’s lives. One of the ways I do this is by reading Irish fairy tales to them. There’s certainly no shortage of Irish mythical characters, or wonderful fairy tales to read them – many of which I grew ... Read More »

Double CD Giveaway – Anne Roos, Celtic Harp Music

As mentioned recently on my Facebook and Twitter accounts, I do have a few more CDs to start giving away. For the second time in recent months Anne Roos has sent me her entire CD collection to give away on this website. There are a total of 6 CDs, 3 of which include beautifully illustrated books. Where to find Anne ... Read More »

Kells Priory, County Kilkenny – photos and facts

“Kells Priory is one of the largest and most impressive medieval monuments in Ireland. The Augustine priory is situated alongside King’s River beside the village of Kells, about 15 km south of the medieval city of Kilkenny. The priory is a National Monument and is in the guardianship of the Office of Public Works. One of its most striking feature ... Read More »

This Is What Makes Blogging Cool!

It’s always nice to hear from people who read your blog, or connect with you on some form of social media. Comments, emails, guests posts etc…I love interacting with the people who want to learn more about Ireland. Recently Kathy O’Hara won a CD on GotIreland, and today I had the nice surprise of these thank you cards in the ... Read More »