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The Pros And Cons Of Staying In An Irish B&B

Irish B&B’s are a firm favorite of mine when I’m on the hunt for accommodation around Ireland. You pretty much always know you’re going to get a comfy bed, in a warm hospitable environment, and you are always made to feel welcome. I definitely do have a bias towards staying in a B&B over other types of accommodation, but that ... 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 »

My Experience With The Dublin Pass – The Pros And Cons

I was back in Dublin last weekend for my brother's stag weekend (Bachelor party), and oh my goodness - what a time we had! Eighteen of us made the trip, and it's definitely one I won't forget. The last time I was in Dublin I was with my wife and 2 young kids, and we decided to sample the Dublin attractions... Read More »

Linehan’s Hand-Made Shandon Sweets, Cork City

I passed Linehans handmade sweets on my way to and from St. Anne’s Shandon Tower. This little sweet shop is just around the corner from the church. I grew up living on these sweets, and yes, I still have all my teeth 🙂 but I never knew they came from just across the river, where they have been made since ... Read More »

The Buskers and Street Entertainers of Dublin’s Grafton Street

The Lonely Planet Dublin City Travel Guide describes Grafton Street as the “buskers’ Carnegie Hall” and praises some of the performers that ply their trade there by hailing them as “absolutely sensational”. Speaking from first hand experience, they are not far wrong. I picked up the Dublin City Travel Guide for my 3 day stay there back in April. They ... Read More »

The Northern Ireland Wall Murals YouTube Video

To follow up from the previous post I wrote, about the wall murals of Northern Ireland, I wanted to share this YouTube video that I found that I think you’ll enjoy. I tried to post quite a few images from both sides of the conflict in that previous post, but in this 4 minute video you will see so many ... Read More »

10 Unique Irish Gifts To Give Your Loved Ones

Aran Sweater

[sc:corkcity_300 ] People always ask me for ideas about what they can bring back from Ireland for a loved one, particularly for things that I would describe as unique Irish gifts. Of course, what you end up buying/giving is a very personal decision, and finding the right gift can depend greatly on the person you're buying it for. People's tastes ... Read More »

Dublin Castle: At the very heart of Irish history

“Dublin Castle (Irish: Caisleán Bhaile Átha Cliath) off Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland, was until 1922 the seat of British rule in Ireland, and is now a major Irish government complex. Most of it dates from the 18th century, though a castle has stood on the site since the days of King John, the first Lord of Ireland. The Castle served ... Read More »