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The Irish Fireside Secret Santa Gift Exchange Returns!
Nov01

The Irish Fireside Secret Santa Gift Exchange Returns!

Our little tradition known as the Irish Fireside Secret Santa Gift Exchange started back in 2009. Since then, it’s become a fun way for our online community to step away from their screens and earbuds and get a dose of real, offline interaction. Here’s how it works… participants get the name and address of another Irish Firesider (those are folks from around the world who have a passion for Ireland and all-things-Irish), and...

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I Flew RyanAir, and I Almost Liked It
Oct25

I Flew RyanAir, and I Almost Liked It

What it’s really like to fly on a €10 flight from Ireland. After typing in dates for a flight from Shannon – Ireland’s west coast airport – to London, my computer search churned out an insanely broad range of flight options. Several came in at around €130 ($140), loads more were over €200 ($217), and more than half the results came in at over €2,000 ($2,178). The offer that garnered my attention came from RyanAir. They...

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Postcard from Ireland: Curraghmore House
Sep14

Postcard from Ireland: Curraghmore House

Curraghmore House, Portlaw, County Waterford. If you look closely, you’ll spot the top LePoer Tower in the upper left side of the photo… which was featured in Episode #23. Submitted by AJ...

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Introducing Some of the Best Irish Travel Blog Nominees
Aug22

Introducing Some of the Best Irish Travel Blog Nominees

It’s awards season for the blogging community in Ireland, and voting has opened in the the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards. In all honesty, awards like these aren’t always perfect at highlighting the best blogs; but with a bit of online exploring, they offer a way to discover some great bloggers. You might remember the Irish Fireside won the the Best Blog of the Diaspora when the category was introduced a few years ago....

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Some Handy Info for the First Time Visitor to Ireland – VIDEO
Aug05

Some Handy Info for the First Time Visitor to Ireland – VIDEO

Here’s a video that covers a few of the most commonly asked questions before a trip to the emerald...

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