Consider This Your “Nudge” to Plan a Trip to Ireland
Aug18

Consider This Your “Nudge” to Plan a Trip to Ireland

  Last week, I sent a e-mail to our e-newsletter subscribers. At the time, I had a message to get out, but it didn’t feel like the right thing to post on our blog… but based on the responses, now it seems like it’s exactly what needs to appear in this spot.   Greetings, I’m feeling a hint of jetlag as I write this, but the buzz from reflecting on my travels around Ireland has been energizing my sleepy...

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Best Genealogy Websites for Finding Your Irish Roots
Feb13

Best Genealogy Websites for Finding Your Irish Roots

An increasing number of questions have been coming in from readers looking to trace their Irish roots. To help point everyone in the right direction, I called on my friend Megan Smolenyak to suggest her favorite online resources. You may recognize Megan from Episode #113 of our podcast, her genealogy books “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “America, Your Roots Are Showing,” her appearances on the television...

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#140 Feeding Your Soul on Clare Island and on Your Trip to Ireland – AUDIO
Jan30

#140 Feeding Your Soul on Clare Island and on Your Trip to Ireland – AUDIO

Carl O’Grady takes some time to talk about the wonders of Clare Island and Corey offers a few tips that will help you take a second look at your travel plans and assure you don’t over extend your itinerary. Have a listen and feel free to read the show notes: CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen Photos from Clare Island: Sheep on Clare Island Ballytoughey Loom Napoleonic Tower on Clare Island Chocolate Cake from Anna's Cafe on...

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2014 Secret Santa Gift Reports
Dec14

2014 Secret Santa Gift Reports

Our Irish Fireside Secret Santas have been spreading holiday cheer. Here are some gift reports from a few of our participants… including our very first video gift report! (Reports were edited slightly – additional reports will be added as more gifts get delivered) Patti of NH gave me two beautiful ornaments which I have already put on my tree. -- Alesia B I got a cute sea turtle dish and some Christmas napkins from Bonnie!...

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Here Come the Celtic Holiday Giveaways and Special Deals
Nov27

Here Come the Celtic Holiday Giveaways and Special Deals

You want to give the perfect holiday gift, right? Well, before you run off to one of the big retailers, take a moment to check out our Artisan Shop. We’ve got gifts from artists and small business owners who are inspired by Ireland and offer a unique alternative for your holiday shopping. We’ll be offering some fun giveaways and special discounts this week. To find out about those, just sign up for the shop’s e-mail...

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Q&A: What is Tax-Free Shopping in Ireland?
Nov18

Q&A: What is Tax-Free Shopping in Ireland?

Could you explain VAT refunds on purchased items for tourists in Ireland? – Angela via email One of the advantages of shopping in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland for Americans and other non-European Union residents is that certain purchases can be bought tax-free. It’s a great opportunity to save on your purchases. However, it’s not available for every item or at every location, and it requires a bit of...

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