Walk to Fitness in Killarney

New Year, new you.  You’ve overdone it at Christmas, and now you’re wondering what you can do to shift those pounds and become a fitter, leaner 2013 model of yourself. Well, walking is one of the easiest, safest, and cheapest exercises to take up, and Killarney is one of the best places to start. 26,000-Acre Playground Killarney National Park covers 26,000 ... Read More »

Kells Priory, Kilkenny – video footage

A few months ago I posted some pictures of Kells Priory in Co. Kilkenny (one of my photo’s and facts posts). I had spent a weekend in Kilkenny a few years ago, and took a trip out to the priory to take some photos. Unfortunately I didn’t take any video that day, but I’ve come across a nice one on ... Read More »

Ten Of The Best Posts From Other Irish Culture Blogs In 2012

Irish Culture Blogs It’s been a great year in the Irish culture blogging world. I, for one, have been enjoying all the wonderful Irish content that my blogging buddies from around the web have been churning out for us. Below, you’ll find a few of my favorite posts from those Irish Culture Blogs. I hope you enjoy them, and I’m ... Read More »

Another way to save some money while in Ireland

A quick follow up to my previous post about things to do in Ireland for the Gathering 2013. In that post I gave you some tips on what to do, and highlighted some of the better online resources to help you find great activities while inIreland next year. I also gave you a link to a coupon site that gives ... Read More »

Win a $50 e-Gift Card to the Blarney Woollen Mills online store

It certainly is the season for giving… Up until now every item that I’ve given away on this blog has come courtesy of the generosity of others. Music, jewelry, language lessons and more. It’s been a pleasure to run the giveaways, and I am so very appreciative of the folks who have offered the items. But now, I want to ... Read More »

Google Zeitgeist most searched terms in Ireland 2012

Google Zeitgeist has released the top trending and most searched queries among Irish users on the Internet in 2012. Here’s the breakdown Top Trending Searches Euro 2012 Katie Taylor Kate Middleton Netflix April Jones Whitney Houston Olympics 2012 Household charge AIB Internet Jill Meagher Top Trending People Katie Taylor Kate Middleton April Jones Whitney Houston Jill Meagher Rosanna Davison Morgan ... Read More »

Win Bitesize Irish Gaelic, and Learn to Speak Irish

I have another fabulous prize for you to try to win, and this time it’s from the kind folks at Bitesize Irish Gaelic, an Irish language-learning company based in Limerick, Ireland. They have kindly given me a copy of their new downloadable album, so that one lucky winner can learn to speak Irish. The album “Learn Irish With Eoin” is ... Read More »

Traditional Irish Breads – Soda Bread Recipe

Irish Brown Bread Recipe

In Ireland in the 1800s, bread making was a very important part of everyday life. More often than not, bread was made in the house by the housewife; it was never bought from bakeries. Over the many years of bread making in Ireland, two similar breads became the most popular. Soda bread, most popular in Southern Ireland, is made with ... 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 »