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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 »

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 »

A new way to discover content on GotIreland.com

I’m always trying to improve this blog, and make it easy for people to find the content on here that they are looking for. The navigation bar, under the main logo, categorizes posts in a way that is helpful for users, and within each article you will find links to more content similar to what you may be reading. Well ... Read More »

Carrigafoyle Castle, Co. Kerry – photos and facts

I’ve seen a lot of this castle on the internet in recent weeks. Most of that has been photos on Facebook that people have been sharing. I’ve never actually been to this castle in Co. Kerry, but I figured it’d be nice to compile a few photos, and some video, of it, and share it here with some facts about ... Read More »

Book of Kells for iPad – Beautiful 8th Century Celtic Artwork

Nearly 700 pages of the famous Book of Kells manuscript, created by Celtic monks ca. 800AD, is now available on The Book of Kells for iPad App. The creators of the app have captured the beautiful New Testament illustrations in digital form, giving the already famous book an opportunity to reach an even greater worldwide audience. The unfinished manuscript which has ... Read More »

Mannanán Mac Lír on the Dingle Peninsula

These days, when I’m not living and working in my inner city apartment in London’s Bermondsey, I wake up each morning on Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula. My home here is a stone house built low in the grassy foothills of the last mountain range in Western Europe. The house has stood for over a hundred years. It was built by men ... Read More »