Doolin, County Clare – beautiful video footage

Here’s a great little YouTube video I came across today that highlights the small town of Doolin in County Clare, about 5 miles from the Cliffs of Moher. This video showcases some of what Doolin has to offer including trad sessions in the local pubs (0:37), the scenery of the nearby Aran Islands (1:15), the Cliffs of Moher (1:42) and ... Read More »

Golfing in Ireland

Ireland has a very long association with the world of golf and is famed for its fantastic golf courses.  A lot of tourism to the country is directly attributed to golfing vacations due to the facilities available, as well as the annual golf competitions held there. If you’re looking for information on where to golf in Ireland, great golf courses, golfing competitions ... Read More »

The Battle of Kinsale

The Battle of Kinsale, in 1601, saw Irish and Spanish forces join forces against the eventual English victors.  You can read all about the battle of Kinsale here on Wikipedia. There is a pub in the town of Kinsale that was named in honor of the Spanish commander Don Juan d’Aquila.  The pub is known as “The Spaniard”.  Outside that ... Read More »

Breast Cancer

In support of the Irish Cancer Society. QKZ5GUQY7RAK “Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society, is Ireland’s leading provider of breast cancer information and support. Each year we reach over 25,000 women who are concerned about breast cancer and breast health. We strive to ensure that everyone affected by breast cancer receives the highest standards of treatment, support ... Read More »

How to pour the perfect pint of Guinness

Pouring a perfect pint of Guinness isn’t as simple as putting the glass under the spout and waiting for the glass to fill up.  No, there’s a real process involved.  So, to end up with a pint to be proud of the following steps, outlined by master brewer Fergal Murray, should be followed. Step One: The Glass “The bartender takes a dry, ... Read More »

Delicious Irish Potato Soup Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup & Irish Soda Bread

Potatoes have been a staple of the Irish diet for hundreds of years.  One of the favorite uses for potatoes in an Irish kitchen is to make potato soup.  This is a perfect dinner item on those cold winter nights, but can be enjoyed all throughout the year. The following recipe makes about 3 pints of vegetarian potato soup, enough to create ... Read More »

Lough Leane in Killarney

Photo, taken on a beautiful March day, of Lough Leane  in Killarney, with the Kerry mountains in the background. Read More »

Top Ten Irish Tourist Destinations

Ireland is a wonderful place to visit. It has so much to offer, with its deep history, friendly people and long standing traditions. Here we have compiled a list of ten of the most interesting places to visit on the island of Ireland. Read More »

How do I trace my Irish Ancestors?

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed, I lift my lamp beside the golden door. Read More »

Blarney Castle and the Blarney Stone

Blarney is a small town just a few miles to the north of Cork City in the southern end or Ireland. Blarney is famously known across the globe for its castle, but probably more so for it’s world renowned Blarney Stone. Kissing the Blarney Stone will give you what is locally and affectionately known as the “gift of the gab”. Read More »