About Michele Erdvig

Michele has done and seen it all in Ireland. Specializing in Ireland for over 40 years, she is one of the foremost Ireland travel experts in the United States. She writes guidebooks and blogs about Ireland, creates custom Ireland itineraries and dispenses free advice on her Ireland Travel Forum. www.IrelandYes.com

Here are my most recent posts

Postcard From Ireland: Castlewellan Castle
Jun29

Postcard From Ireland: Castlewellan Castle

  Built by the 4th Earl Annesly in the Scottish Baronial style in 1856 Castlewellan Castle  is located in a large  forest park and is framed by the Mountains of Mourne.  Below the castle is a scenic lake. The estate includes the lovely, walled Annesly Gardens. The castle is currently used as a Christian Conference Center. Forest walks, a three-acre peace maze, ponds and fishing on the lake make it a center of activity for the...

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Autumn Postcards From Ireland
Nov16

Autumn Postcards From Ireland

Read about Autumn In Ireland Real Postcards From Ireland   © 2013 Michele Erdvig Web: IrelandYes.com Book: Ireland Dream Trip FREE Ireland Travel Forum Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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Titanic Belfast
Mar31

Titanic Belfast

“She was fine when she left here.” Indeed, the largest “unsinkable” ship in the world was A-OK when she departed on her maiden voyage fresh from the Belfast shipyards of Harland and Wolff. What happened then became legend. Titanic Belfast traces the doomed ship from conception to building, christening to departure, sinking to myth and everything in between. Is it worth going out of your way to see? Click for...

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Newgrange Winter Solstice
Dec20

Newgrange Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice at Newgrange For over 5,000 years a mystical celestial event has occurred in Ireland. On the winter solstice every year the rising sun penetrates a 60-foot-long passageway inscribed with mysterious carvings and lights up the interior chamber of Newgrange. Is it a tomb? A temple? A calendar? Perhaps we will never know the Neolithic mind-set that built such a complicated monument. Although described by archaeologists as...

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Harry Clarke: Genius in Color and Light
Nov05

Harry Clarke: Genius in Color and Light

Ireland’s Harry Clarke created masterpieces of stained glass. Although he died young his reputation was comparable to Tiffany. His art can be found worldwide but Ireland contains the largest concentration of his glorious artwork. You can watch Part Two of the documentary about Clarke  on YouTube. © 2011 Michele Erdvig “Ireland Travel Expert” Web: IrelandYes.com Book: Ireland Dream Trip Custom Itineraries Michele’s Irish...

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