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Cork’s finest park – Fitzgerald’s Park and Playground

Fitzgeralds Park Pond

Those of you with kids will love stumbling upon a great family park and playground when you’re out and about with the little ones. Sometimes when you’re away somewhere unfamiliar you just can’t find a decent play area for the kids (a good GPS device can help). But when you do find one, it can improve everyone’s day dramatically 🙂 ... Read More »

What you can expect to see while scuba diving in Ireland

Scuba Diving in Ireland

One of the things I’ve put off trying out for some time that I really want to experience soon is scuba diving. It’s something I’ve told myself I’m going to try before too long, and hopefully I’ll get a chance to give it a go this summer when I’m back home in Ireland. I’ve been doing some reading lately, and ... Read More »

Sample 14 day Ireland Travel Itinerary

Cahersiveen, 14 day ireland travel itinerary

Late last year I asked people would they mind sharing the details of their Ireland travel itineraries with us on the site. I had numerous responses (thank you all very much), and I’m just getting around to sharing some of them on the site now. I’m sure they’ll be really useful to anyone planning a first time trip to Ireland, ... Read More »

Get out, and get active on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

Carrowkeel , wild atlantic way

The big buzz last year in Irish tourism was all about The Gathering – the initiative to bring the Irish diaspora back to Ireland to connect with their ancestors, family, heritage and what-not. This year all the hype is about The Wild Atlantic Way – a 2500km coastal driving route taking you from Donegal in the north of the country, ... Read More »

A remarkable ‘off-the-beaten-path’ Dublin City Guide Book

Don’t you just love it when something new comes out on a topic that you’re interested in, and it’s like nothing that has been done before? That’s how I felt when I saw Pól O Conghaile’s new book, Secret Dublin – An Unusual Guide, hit the bookshelves. The book offers to take you off the beaten path, and helps you ... Read More »

Cork City Historic Walking Tour

Founded in the 6th century by Saint Fin Barre, Cork has grown from what was originally a monastic settlement, to what is now the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland. Since the early 900’s Cork has acted as one of the major trading ports of Europe, aided greatly by the deep water harbour in Ringaskiddy, at the mouth ... Read More »

Things I regret buying/paying for while holidaying in Ireland

Tourists to Ireland are always looking for something to bring back home with them that was actually made in Ireland. Some sort of souvenir for themselves, or maybe a little something for someone special that’s waiting their return. (see here for ideas). You also have the other side of the coin: people visiting Ireland who don’t want to be ripped ... 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 »

Irish souvenir ideas : here’s what you said

irish jewelry,irish souvenir ideas

One of the most popular posts on this site is one I wrote about a year ago – Unique Irish Gifts To Give Your Loved Ones. You’ll find some good suggestions in the article, and some in the comments section too, for things you can bring back with you from Ireland. However, with such a high demand for information like ... Read More »