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Galway Sea Festival June Bank Holiday Weekend

If you find yourself in Ireland on the June Bank Holiday weekend (May 31st- June 3rd) why not head to Galway, on the west coast where all things maritime will be celebrated in a new festival? The new four day festival is family friendly and all events are either affordable for families to attend or free. From beach safaris to ... Read More »

Along the beautiful Barrow towpath

Do you have a grá (Irish for love!) for the hidden gems of Ireland? Would you like to enjoy nature, scenic beauty, mystery & history, romantic ruins, cozy stone-built buildings, plus a nice cup of coffee & a bite to eat after a gentle bit of exploring? Then Graiguenamanagh & St. Mullins are for you! Read More »

Reading Rick Steves’ Ireland on the Kindle Fire – what I found

Rick Steves Ireland

I bought my wife a Kindle Fire HD for Christmas, and until now I haven’t had much opportunity to use it. I used it to browse a couple of websites, checked Facebook on it, and watched a couple of Netflix shows on there, but until tonight I’ve never used it for reading books or magazines, which is probably one of ... Read More »

Irish festivals in May 2013

Back with another choice lineup of Irish festivals for the month of May. Keep in mind these are just a few of the festivals that you’ll find around the country this coming month. There’s many more out there to suit all tastes. You’ll find a few links to other festival resources below. Here we go… Irish festivals in May 2013 ... Read More »

Hiring a car in Ireland…a must for seeing the country

Celtic High Cross

When my daughter picked us up from the airport in Dublin, speeding off onto the motorways of Ireland, my dad and I were second guessing our plans to hire a car on our own. First off if you’re not familiar with a right hand drive on the left side of the road, you may be a bit daunted but don’t ... Read More »

Irish festivals in April 2013

Wow! Into April already. Time really does fly. Here’s a variety of Irish festivals I’ve picked out for the month of April that you might find enjoyable. If you know of others, or have one that you think really shouldn’t be missed, please add it in the comments. Irish festivals in April 2013 The Pan Celtic International Festival 2nd – ... Read More »

And It’s Straight I Will Repair To the Curragh of Kildare

Often seen by visitors from their train seat or through their car window, Kildare is a county that rewards the visitor who stops and spends some time. Overlooked by the magnificent mountains of Wicklow to the East, the flat boglands of Kildare are rich with biodiversity. Here you will see the ancient craft of turf (peat) cutting, still done by ... Read More »

Ireland Top 5 golf courses

Old Head Golf Course, Kinsale

Although Scotland is more commonly associated with world class golf, Ireland boasts some epic courses of its own and in some quarters it is actually considered to be the home of the best links courses in the world. Of course the sheer beauty of both the Irish coastline and the tranquil surrounds of the inland countryside lend themselves to the ... Read More »