Catholic Mass Rock – A place to celebrate Mass during Penal Times

Penal Laws were imposed by the ruling British on Irish Roman Catholics during the 1600’s and 1700’s, in a bid to force people to accept the reformed Christian faith. The laws were very restrictive and have had a long and lasting effect on the daily life of Irish Catholics. The laws included: -Restrictions on how children of Catholics were educated ... Read More »

Buy My Dress Ireland 2012

“Buy My Dress” is a one day Irish charity dress sale that is in it’s fourth year, and will take place this year on May 26th at 7 different locations around the country. The charity is in aid of the Down Syndrome Centre and it works as follows: Generous ladies donate their lightly used dresses at drop-off locations around the ... Read More »

Charity Single by The Outside Track – The Mountain Road

For those of you that enjoyed the free track that ‘The Outside Track’ offered for free download on this website previously, you may want to check out their latest single “The Mountain Road” which you can listen to and buy from the links below. The song is beautiful and costs only $1, but the best part about it, is that ... Read More »

Hidden Donegal

Not many people get up to the wilds of northwestern Ireland, and that is both a shame and a blessing. Donegal, the northwestern edge of the island, has so much to do, see, and experience. But part of its charm is the fact that there aren’t tour busses around every corner. Image Credit We stayed in Ardara for three nights. ... Read More »

Home sweet home (times 2)

It’s been a quite last couple of weeks on GotIreland.com. The reason being is I was enjoying some quality time with family and old friends at home in County Cork. I will be arriving back to the good old USA tomorrow and cant wait to share some more great pictures, stories and tips with you. Best wishes…. Read More »