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Where to find traditional Irish food in Ireland

Irish Stew and Guinness

Dorothy, from New England, was recently in touch via Facebook with a few questions before she left for her vacation to Ireland. Like most tourists, Dorothy probably wants to experience a real taste of Ireland while there. She asked: I would like to try some Irish food and drink…traditional, or popular with locals. What would you suggest? These days restaurants ... 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 »

Have you ever been to Ireland? Can you help with some trip planning advice?

The excitement and anticipation of planning a trip anywhere, can frequently be coupled with a little bit of angst and nervousness. Chances are you’re spending quite a bit of money, maybe year’s worth of savings, and this may be a once in a lifetime trip, which you want to go off without a hitch. That’s why getting some great travel ... Read More »

A day out in Cobh – what not to miss

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The small waterfront town of Cobh (pronounced Cove), in Co. Cork, might come up in your web searches for a variety of reasons. The town is probably best know for it’s Titanic connection – it was the last port of call before the tragic ship set sail for the New World in 1912. You also might find yourself reading about ... Read More »

Discovering the Dingle Whiskey Distillery

Dingle Whiskey Distillery casks

On a rainy, misty afternoon in Dingle County Kerry – weather which turns out just perfect for whiskey making – but not so much for mountain walks – we popped into the Dingle Whiskey Distillery, the town’s newest addition, to see what this small artisan distillery is all about! The distillery was founded in November 2012 by Oliver Hughes – ... Read More »

6 unusual looking buildings in Ireland

By many countries standards Ireland has a lot of unusual looking buildings. Castles, Round Towers, incredibly detailed churches etc aren’t too commonplace in many countries, but certainly plentiful in Ireland. But apart from those types of buildings, we don’t have many structures that you would look at and think, wow that’s unique, or that’s sort of out of place. So ... Read More »

Kilmacduagh Monastery, County Galway – The Leaning Tower of Kilmacduagh

A very fine example of an Irish Round Tower can be found making up part of Kilmacduagh Monastery near Gort, County Galway. Unlike most other surviving towers, this one has a very noticeable lean, most likely due to it’s shallow foundations. Read More »