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Experience Ireland in a New Light… by the Glow of Your iPad
Mar20

Experience Ireland in a New Light… by the Glow of Your iPad

There was a time when I’d step into my local bookstore in the month of March and would find an entire table stacked with books about Ireland and St Patrick. They had everything from travel guides to cookbooks to humorous journals to spiritual biographies (is that a genre?), but my favorites were the picture books with sweeping photos and gorgeous moments captured in Ireland. I would spend an hour or two thumbing through the...

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Ireland’s Natural Royalty: the Heritage Trees of Ireland

  There was a time when a mythical squirrel could travel from one end of the country to the other without leaving the oak canopy.   The Ireland of today is better known for its rolling green hillside and dramatic coasts than dense oak forest, but details like this from Aubrey Fennell’s “Heritage Trees of Ireland“ crown the arboriculture as the Emerald Isles “other” natural wonder. This book is...

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Things Are Looking Up for Ireland… and You’re Being Called Home – VIDEO
Mar12

Things Are Looking Up for Ireland… and You’re Being Called Home – VIDEO

I thought you might enjoy this video Failte Ireland has put together celebrating some of Ireland biggest accomplishments in recent years… and they’re inviting you to come home to see what it’s all about. You can watch the video above or take a peek at a few of the screenshots below (however, the screenshots don’t do the video justice).   Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers....

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Follow in the Footsteps of Irish Saints: Beautiful and “Blessed” Places to Add to Your Ireland Itinerary
Feb24

Follow in the Footsteps of Irish Saints: Beautiful and “Blessed” Places to Add to Your Ireland Itinerary

With over 300 saints directly associated with the island, Ireland earned the title of “the land of saints and scholars.” However from a global perspective, St Patrick maintains celebrity status among Irish saints…after all, he’s the guy who gives the world an excuse to party every March 17th, right? I thought I take a moment to introduce you to a few wonderful places in Ireland that are associated Irish saints:...

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A Taste of Irish Culture with the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast – AUDIO
Dec30

A Taste of Irish Culture with the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast – AUDIO

If you enjoy listening to podcasts or a bit of online audio… and have an interest in Irish travel and culture, I think you’ll have a good time hanging out with Eoin over at the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast. His collection of interviews are conversations with interesting people, and offer a nibble of interesting bits about topics related to Ireland. And with ten episodes in under four months, there’s a growing...

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