Worth Their Salt:  Ireland’s Saltee Islands
Dec05

Worth Their Salt: Ireland’s Saltee Islands

We’re heading to the Saltee Islands on the advice of my mother. I’m home from Australia with my Aussie husband, and she deems it a fitting daytrip for us and my two younger sisters. She’s been there before. Although Great Saltee is Ireland’s largest bird sanctuary, she assures us we won’t need binoculars or an extensive knowledge of ornithology to enjoy it’s many charms. The Saltee Islands lie about 5 km off the southern coast of...

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Christmas Market at Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral
Nov29

Christmas Market at Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral

Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral boasts one of the most unique Christmas shopping experiences in Ireland. Their Holiday Market returns to the church’s 12th Century crypt with 15 stalls of arts, crafts, and jewelry inside and several food vendors on the Cathedral grounds. Before you begin imagining a dark, dank, cold vault, realize that the Cathedral’s crypt offers a much more elaborate (and warm) environment than one...

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A Delightful Chat About Ireland’s Ring of Kerry – AUDIO
Nov26

A Delightful Chat About Ireland’s Ring of Kerry – AUDIO

There’s no shortage of information about County Kerry, Ireland, but I couldn’t help feeling enchanted by the place hearing Jessie Voigts talk about Ireland’s most famous corner on The Amateur Traveler Podcast. Gotta admit, Jessie’s giggle is contagious, and she was was quite honest about the Kingdom County’s abundance of tourists while still showcasing its appeal. Yes, it’s got a lot of tourists....

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Ten Websites We’re Thankful For…
Nov24

Ten Websites We’re Thankful For…

It’s Thanksgiving in the US, and we picked ten sites for which we’re especially thankful. Each site has proven to be committed to celebrating their passion for Ireland… and contributing to a wonderful year. B&B Ireland Blog – This newcomer to the blog scene has become a consistent source for authentic Irish travel information. Check it out. Bitesize Irish Gaelic Blog – For those interested in...

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Halloween Finds Its Roots in Irish Folklore
Oct27

Halloween Finds Its Roots in Irish Folklore

Submitted by Kat Behling Each November 1st, a decrepit old woman with an iron hammer appears across the Irish countryside, pummeling the ground with such mighty force that her hammer turns the soil to solid rock. She then takes to the sky casting stones every which way from her massive apron creating majestic, snow-capped mountaintops in her path. Known in Irish folklore as Cailleach, the Goddess of Samhain, she is considered the...

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Cahir Castle
Sep21

Cahir Castle

Among Ireland’s largest and most memorable castles, Cahir Castle in County Tipperary finds its way to the favorites list of many visitors. Dalene and Peter Heck from www.hecktictravels.com would likely agree. The couple shared this image of Cahir Castle… follow the path and it will take you to the enchanted Swiss Cottage. More photos of Cahir at: www.hecktictravels.com/photos/cahir-castle-cahir-ireland...

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