Finding Your Irish Roots At The Boyle Arts Festival, Co. Roscommon

While touring the coasts and traveling the outline of the country is a great way to see much of Erin; journey inland and you’ll find some of the lesser-known towns and attractions the Emerald Isle keeps tucked inside. One of my favorite places in the world is Boyle in County Roscommon. My family is from the nearby village of Croghan ... Read More »

Free Music Downloads From Irish-American Singer Songwriter Patrick Clifford

Recently I’ve been enjoying some of the music of Patrick Clifford, an Irish American singer-songwriter from New York. I came across Patrick’s music initially while looking for artists who covered many of my old Irish favorites, such as Whiskey In The Jar, The Foggy Dew and Spancil Hill, but as you are about to find out, there is so much ... Read More »

Irish Fairytales And Other Books For Children

Being an Irish father to young children, I always try to include a daily dose of Irish culture and heritage in my kid’s lives. One of the ways I do this is by reading Irish fairy tales to them. There’s certainly no shortage of Irish mythical characters, or wonderful fairy tales to read them – many of which I grew ... Read More »

Double CD Giveaway – Anne Roos, Celtic Harp Music

As mentioned recently on my Facebook and Twitter accounts, I do have a few more CDs to start giving away. For the second time in recent months Anne Roos has sent me her entire CD collection to give away on this website. There are a total of 6 CDs, 3 of which include beautifully illustrated books. Where to find Anne ... Read More »

Add Your Suggestion: How Can The Irish Government, Businesses & People Make It Easier For You To Attend The Gathering 2013?

I shared the above picture of the grounds of Charles Fort, Kinsale County Cork, on Facebook recently and somebody posted the following comment in response to it: “With Ireland’s push to get people to come and visit next year, I hope they do something to make the airfare more affordable. Between the airfare and rental car, a couple already is ... Read More »

Dublin’s 20th Century Revisited At, The Little Museum Of Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin tells the story of Ireland’s capital city in the 20th Century. The Lord Mayor of Dublin opened this new and charming non-profit museum in October of 2011. The museum chronicles social, political, and cultural history of the city in a unique way, displaying over 400 artifacts donated exclusively by Dubliners. The wide range of artifacts ... Read More »

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 »