A Movie Star Fortress, a Special Holy Well, and a Night in a Castle…
Apr25

A Movie Star Fortress, a Special Holy Well, and a Night in a Castle…

We’re always trying to introduce you to new, interesting places to visit on the Emerald Isle. If you’ve got a hankering for Ireland’s offbeat and unique, check out a few of the new additions to our sister site, the Ireland Travel Kit… Cahir Castle – One of Ireland’s best preserved and often missed castles, County Tipperary Tobernalt Holy Well, County Sligo A Night in Knappogue Castle, County Clare Knappogue...

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Let’s Meet at an Irish Festival
Apr15

Let’s Meet at an Irish Festival

If asked to put together a list of “dream jobs,” I wouldn’t mind including a job description that required visiting Irish festivals around the world. But since no one seems to be hiring for that position… and no one’s dropped a giant lump of cash on me recently… I have to settle for what I can get. Liam and I have been slowly adding Irish festivals to our travels; and to cover expenses, we’ve...

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Celebrating a Hundred Years in Music at Ireland’s National Concert Hall
Mar23

Celebrating a Hundred Years in Music at Ireland’s National Concert Hall

The centenary of the Easter Rising in 1916 is being marked by talks, plays, books, seminars, parades, speeches, art works, and many other ways across Ireland and through its diaspora across the world. In the heart of Dublin City, Ireland’s National Concert Hall is joining in with a series if concerts running from 28 March through 3 April in Dublin, a concert in London on 29 April, and three longer running projects across the year of...

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#148 Explore the Best Irish Castles for Kids with Jody Halsted – Audio
Mar14

#148 Explore the Best Irish Castles for Kids with Jody Halsted – Audio

Jody Halsted answers Max’s question about choosing the best castles for kids in Ireland.   CLICK FOR SHOW NOTES 00:00 Intro 00:23 What are the best Irish castles for kids? Jody Halsted from www.IrelandFamilyVacations.com Episode #115 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland – http://irishfireside.com/2011/07/04/119-fairy-hunting-with-the-family-in-ireland/ Episode #125 Your Smartphone in Ireland and the best apps for Irish...

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The Women who made Aran Sweaters
Feb22

The Women who made Aran Sweaters

Ireland has always had a long tradition of knitting and to this day it still is a very popular pass time however, no one could knit an Irish Sweater like the women of the Aran Islands. The women of the Island’s invented and first designed the traditional Aran Sweater. It was their passion. Without the Aran women’s passion for knitting we would not have today’s remarkable Aran Sweater. The women of Aran prided themselves on their...

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Ireland’s Best: Destinations to Watch
Jan13

Ireland’s Best: Destinations to Watch

Irish tourism comes into the year on an extremely high note. 2015 was the best on record for visitor numbers, currencies continue to stand strong against the euro and sterling, more flights are connecting Ireland to more places, the country hasn’t tarnished its reputation for hospitality, and security-concerned travelers still view Ireland as one of the Europe’s safest. Those attributes make Ireland a great place to visit...

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