Galway Arts Festival
Aug02

Galway Arts Festival

Galway Arts Festival Parade 2011 from Christopher Tierney on Vimeo. Held every July, the Galway Arts Festival delivers one of Ireland’s premier arts festivals that includes theater, dance, comedy, music, visual arts, and glorious street performance like the scenes from the parade featured in the video above. It’s a lovely time to be in Galway. Accommodations can be limited at peek times, so it’s a good idea to book...

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Become an Expert in Irish Sport in 60 Seconds – Croke Park Game Guide
Jul31

Become an Expert in Irish Sport in 60 Seconds – Croke Park Game Guide

Although I’ve been watching the Irish sports of Hurling and Gaelic Football for years, I still rely on my Irish neighbors to explain the rules during every match. Like any sport, there’s more to it than scoring a goal… and each game seems to bring in to focus a different rule. My visit to the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Museum at Dublin’s Croke Park filled in many of the gaps of what I know about the...

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#119 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland – AUDIO
Jul04

#119 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland – AUDIO

Episode Guide – Podcast #119 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland Jody Halsted from www.irelandwithkids.com gives her tips for traveling with the kids as well as shares her secrets to finding fairies on the Emerald Isle. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Show Notes: 01:00 What makes Ireland perfect for traveling with family? 01:40 How is traveling Ireland different from elsewhere? 02:40 How do you prepare your kids for...

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You Should Be Here Traveling Ireland
Jun23

You Should Be Here Traveling Ireland

Gotta admit, I’m a sucker for looking at other people’s Ireland travel slideshows… even though some of them can be quite, well, boring. Fortunately, FunTravelGuy.com kept his video slideshow moving swiftly… as you can see, they saw a lot of the major attractions in Ireland. I love the “You Should Be Here” and other comments peppered into the show. And a big gold star for taking good notes on places...

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Ireland’s Shannon Region Offering Discounts Again this Season
Jun11

Ireland’s Shannon Region Offering Discounts Again this Season

Ireland’s Shannon Region is again offering a 25% discount card this season at participating attractions. The card is easy to use, just print it, present it upon arrival, and get 25% off standard admission through 2011… with no blackout dates. More Info: Shannon Region Discount Card Participating Attractions (PDF) Shannon Region MapĀ  & Guide (PDF) Shannon Region Website Shannon Region on Facebook   Enjoy this...

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Traveling Ireland by Bus… with a Bit of Humor
Jun03

Traveling Ireland by Bus… with a Bit of Humor

It’s only June and Alan Bennett is already writing his “What I Did This Summer” report! The writer and comedian is taking buses to events big and small all over Ireland and sharing the experiences via blog, Twitter, and Facebook. Bits of Travel Advice His posts to date have been a combination of trip reports, restaurant reviews, and experience overviews. And in each case delivered with keen — often...

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