Best of 2011 from the Irish Fireside
Jan01

Best of 2011 from the Irish Fireside

It was a big year for Ireland. Well-known visitors, a bump in tourism numbers, new travel apps, great deals for travel, and a renewed interest in Irish heritage filled the plus side Rough economic times, an increase in taxes (not for Irish tourism products though), and the passing of Ireland Expert Pat Preston on the negative end. As we look back on the year, we celebrate the many wonderful posts published last year by highlighting...

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Q & A: Ireland’s Great Famine… Recommended Reading
Aug03

Q & A: Ireland’s Great Famine… Recommended Reading

Do you have any recommendations for a good book on the potato famine? — Dana S via Twitter Ireland suffered more than one famine in its history, but the years between 1845 and 1852 mark the era many call the Irish Potato Famine. A million died and another million emigrated… quite a grim time in Irish history. Yet, it is also the period in which many of the Irish diaspora recognize as their family’s direct ties to...

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My 7 Links: An Irish Blogging Céad Míle Fáilte
Jul14

My 7 Links: An Irish Blogging Céad Míle Fáilte

I’m always dreaming about my next trip to Ireland, and the same is true Peter Carey from The Carey Adventures Blog and Erin Havley from the Visual Vacation Blog. Both these fine bloggers nominated me to contribute My 7 Links to a fun little exercise that is circulating through the travel blog community. I’d encourage you to read Peter’s and Erin’s My 7 Links posts. My Most Beautiful Post: Finding Charlie When...

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Tintern Abbey
Jul01

Tintern Abbey

Mindie Burgoyne writes about the history and inspiration she draws from this County Wexford site. Mindie’s site, Thin Places, focuses on unique places… many in Ireland… where a gentle veil between world’s may exist. Tintern Abbey – the Other Tintern in Ireland...

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Thin Places in Ireland
Apr24

Thin Places in Ireland

Ireland is loaded with “Thin Places,” and Mindie Burgoyne put together this video loaded with some of her favorites set to a tune from Anne Roos. You can listen to our interview with Mindie in Podcast Episode...

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