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 »

This Is What Makes Blogging Cool!

It’s always nice to hear from people who read your blog, or connect with you on some form of social media. Comments, emails, guests posts etc…I love interacting with the people who want to learn more about Ireland. Recently Kathy O’Hara won a CD on GotIreland, and today I had the nice surprise of these thank you cards in the ... Read More »

Spotted This Week – June 15th – Irish Interest

Here we go again…some nice little tidbits of Irish interest from around the web Irish Names This will interest the genealogists among you…I stumbled on recently while looking up Irish surname facts, and found that they have some pretty intersting articles for those of you looking to find out information on your last names. Recommended reading includes the meaning ... Read More »

James Joyce’s Bloomsday, in honor of Ulysses – 16th June

Bloomsday, held annually on 16 June, marks the day in which the life of Irish writer, James Joyce, is celebrated. The 16th of June is not the date of Joyce’s death or birth – it’s actually the day on which the events of his most famous novel, Ulysses, are set. I’m sure, like a lot of other events on the ... Read More »

Win Bits N Pieces, by Monaghan Fiddler Donal McCague

Donal was kind enough a few months ago to offer a couple of his tracks for you to download for free right here on Now he has gone one better for one lucky reader – you have the chance to win his 2011 album, Bits ‘n’ Pieces. All you have to do to be entered to win this CD ... Read More »

The Skelligs Project, by Eoghan Kavanagh and Evan Payne

Eoghan Kavanagh is an Irish Landscape photographer. Evan Payne is an Irish American filmmaker. Together, they aim to explore and document all the corners of the Emerald Isle, starting with The Skelligs. They are asking for funding for their project on, and last week, having reached their primary goal, they took a short scouting trip to the islands. Here ... 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 »