Nollaig shona dhuit: Listen to this Gorgeous Irish Fireside Christmas Tradition
Dec25

Nollaig shona dhuit: Listen to this Gorgeous Irish Fireside Christmas Tradition

In the spirit of Christmas we bring you this special song performed by our friends in Tipperary, Ireland – Sheelagh Chadwick, Kathleen Costello and Theresa Larkin. Merry Christmas everyone. It’s become a Christmas tradition for us to post this one every year. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. BTW – Nollaig shona dhuit = Happy Christmas Lullaby for Caoilte was performed by the Irish group Ama Deus. They...

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Look what our 2017 Santas have been up to…
Dec18

Look what our 2017 Santas have been up to…

Each year we host a little Irish Fireside Secret Santa gift exchange (sorry, it’s too late to sign up for this year). Here’s a peek at some of the gifts that were sent from around the world… maybe you’ll get a few gift ideas from the list. I got the most lovely gifts from Santa Adriane. We love the caramels and my kitchen will look more festive with the dish towels. I will have many uses for the horseshoe crab...

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Christmas Lights in Ireland
Dec18

Christmas Lights in Ireland

It wasn’t too long ago that a single lit candle in a window was enough to show Christmas hospitality and goodwill. It is still the practice for many, although bigger electric light displays are appearing more often, especially in more populated areas. Dublin certainly is lit up this time of year. I’m not sure, but I think it’s likely that massive (some would say excessive) light shows began in the US. Ever since President Cleveland...

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It’s Back! The Irish Fireside Secret Santa Gift Exchange
Nov08

It’s Back! The Irish Fireside Secret Santa Gift Exchange

We’re bringing back our little tradition known as the Irish Fireside Secret Santa Gift Exchange. Since 2009, 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)....

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10 Postcard-Perfect, but Often-Overlooked, Spots in Ireland
Sep08

10 Postcard-Perfect, but Often-Overlooked, Spots in Ireland

When you dream of visiting Ireland, you likely imagine magical spots where green hills meet dramatic skies or untamed seas, where castles rest in peaceful valleys or on commanding cliffs, or where lone church steeples stand alongside mountain ridges or overlooking enchanted rivers. On the Emerald Isle, these dreams take shape and wait for you to discover them. Today with the help of the Ireland Travel Kit, I introduce you to ten...

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Unlimited Internet Access in Ireland Without the Risk of Extra Fees
Jul26

Unlimited Internet Access in Ireland Without the Risk of Extra Fees

The first time I traveled to Ireland with a smartphone, I set up an international data plan and STILL came home with a $650 phone bill. OUCH! I easily talked my carrier down to around $200, but I will never forget how the first glance at that bill made my stomach swell uncomfortably into my throat. Internet options for travelers to Ireland have improved greatly over the years, but outside of free WiFi in hotels and some businesses, I...

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