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Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 in Headlines, recap | 1 comment

All the Things Irish Firesiders Loved in 2013 – A Joyful Recap

Before we flip the calendars and consume our lives with New Year’s Resolutions, we thought we’d look back on the highlights of 2013 based on what YOU liked, clicked, and watched this year via the Irish Fireside.


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At Aghaviller Church and Round Tower, Co Kilkenny

At Aghaviller Church and Round Tower, Co Kilkenny.

Heywood Gardens, Ballinakill, Co Laois.

Heywood Gardens, Ballinakill, Co Laois.

Today's view from the Black Stones Bridge, Co Kerry

Today’s view from the Black Stones Bridge, Co Kerry.

Glendalough, Co Wicklow

Glendalough, Co Wicklow

Foreboding skies at Dunluce Castle, Co Antrim

Foreboding skies at Dunluce Castle, Co Antrim.

Climbing to the beehive huts on Skellig Michael, Co Kerry.

Climbing to the beehive huts on Skellig Michael, Co Kerry.

Castle Otway, Templederry, Co Tipperary

Castle Otway, Templederry, Co TipperaryMichael, Co Kerry.

Cottage Orné at Kilfane Glen, Co Kilkenny.

Cottage Orné at Kilfane Glen, Co Kilkenny.

Sheep at Loughane More Ring Fort on the beautiful Rig of Beara, Co Cork

Sheep at Loughane More Ring Fort on the beautiful Rig of Beara, Co Cork.

Irish breakfast in County Clare.

Irish breakfast in County Clare.

Benbulben, you're lookin' good. Co Sligo.

Benbulben, you’re lookin’ good. Co Sligo.

Halloween has Irish roots... which includes the carving of turnips, the precursor to the Jack-O-Lantern. This pic is from the Museum of Country Life in Castlebar, Co Mayo.

The Jack-o-Lantern’s Irish roots at the Museum of Country Life, Co Mayo..

 Irish music session at the Dying Cow, Co Wicklow.

Irish music session at the Dying Cow, Co Wicklow.

The Lakes of Kilkarney, Co Kerry

The Lakes of Kilkarney, Co Kerry.

The Lakes of Kilkarney, Co KerryThe Lakes of Kilkarney, Co KerryThe Lakes of Kilkarney, Co Kerry

Ireland in view

The Irish Hunger Memorial in New York City

The Irish Hunger Memorial in New York City.

Athassel Priory, Co Tipperary

Athassel Priory, Co Tipperary

Grabbing a bite with the neighbors today in Co Tipperary.

Grabbing a bite with the neighbors, Co Tipperary.

Ireland by horse and buggy (or gig), Co Tipperary

Standup paddle boarding, Co Antrim.

The Irish Hunger Memorial in New York City

On the Grand Canal near Tullamore, Co Offaly

Most Popular Links on Facebook

  1. Thinking About Retiring in Ireland? How a Texas Couple Found a New Life in the Hills and Valleys of County Sligo – Wall Street Journal
  2. 10 Reasons to Ditch the Tour Bus and Self-Drive in Ireland – Irish Fireside
  3. Tourists Will Soon be Able to Sleep in These Five Irish Lighthouses – www.thejournal.ie
  4. One of My Favorite “Hidden” Spots: Ballysaggartmore Towers – Time Travel Ireland
  5. 35 Unforgettable Moments in Ireland – Irish Fireside
  6. Only the “Best” Tourists End Up on the Aran Islands – Null & Full
  7. Listen Up. 10 Great Podcasts for Learning About Irish History, Culture and Tourism – Got Ireland
  8. 10½ Facts Every Irish American Should Know – Ireland Yes
  9. Driving in Ireland – A Road Trip to the Western Edge of Europe – Amateur Traveler
  10. First Names in Irish – Bitesize Irish Gaelic

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  3. Such a Peaceful Place: St Mullins – River Barrow
  4. Are You Wild Enough for Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
  5. I Felt Like Such a Rock Star: TBEX Dublin
  6. When is the Best Time to Visit Ireland?
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  8. Ireland From the Canals
  9. A Perfect Peek at Ireland’s Offbeat and Unique
  10. Aer Lingus Customer Service April Fools Spoof

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  15. Spectacular! Limerick’s King John’s Castle Gets a €5.7 Million Makeover

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1 Comment

  1. Thanks for a great year. I’m looking forward for more great travel insight from your blog.

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