Irish Shard Jewelry Makes Its Way to Ohio
Aug03

Irish Shard Jewelry Makes Its Way to Ohio

Liam and I spent a good part of our summer in Ireland hunting for broken dishes and crafting shard jewelry from the pieces. It’s something we’ve been doing for nearly fifteen years, and we love it! Today we’re putting the finishing touches on several new pins and pendants, and THIS WEEKEND we’re unveiling the them at Irish Fest in Dublin, Ohio. It’s our first time at this festival, so we’re...

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Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Gets Worthy Upgrade
Jul20

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Gets Worthy Upgrade

I first noticed the changes at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park last summer. Every building in the folk park boasted a fresh coat of paint, the furniture and decorations inside the cottages had gone through a deep cleaning that dislodged years and years of dirt, and there was a new cast of characters roaming the streets. It might not seem like much, but the little upgrades enhanced every moment of the visit. Not only were the buildings...

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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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