#136 Learning to Speak Irish with Eoin – AUDIO
Mar01

#136 Learning to Speak Irish with Eoin – AUDIO

I must confess; my knowledge of the Irish language tends to be limited to place names and a few simple words like slán (bye) and fir (which means men… as in which door I should enter when I need to use the toilet… for ladies it’s mná). Fortunately, the internet is making learning Irish a bit easier, and Eion from Bitesize Irish Gaelic offers his insights into the Irish languag and teaches us a few handy phrases in...

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What Are Your Plans for St Patrick’s Day this Year?
Feb27

What Are Your Plans for St Patrick’s Day this Year?

St Patrick’s Day has become a bit of a global holiday… people from Dublin to Dubai to Denver will break from their daily routines to do something a little different for St Paddy’s Day (remember it’s Paddy not Patty – warning strong language may appear on this link). I’m curious what you’ll be doing this March 17th… do you have any special traditions? Use the comments section below to...

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Which World Record will You Break in Ireland This Year?
Mar12

Which World Record will You Break in Ireland This Year?

Last week a group of 800 Irish students set the Guinness Record for the world’s largest human shamrock, and by the looks of it, Ireland plans to keep the bookkeepers busy in 2013. With the year-long “Homecoming” event known as The Gathering underway, communities are turning to record-breaking spectacle to attract crowds and have a bit of fun. Here are a few record-breaking events to add to your “to do”...

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Join the Gathering
Feb21

Join the Gathering

With The Gathering taking place in 2013, this year is undoubtedly the year to be Irish. While the small isle in the middle of the Irish Sea may only be home to five million people, there are more than 70 million diaspora worldwide, all proud of their Irish heritage. The Gathering is a year-long celebration which will see many retrace their footsteps to the Emerald Isle in a celebration of everything green and gold. If you’re planning...

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A Taste of The Gathering in Ireland
Feb21

A Taste of The Gathering in Ireland

Thought you might enjoy this humorous take on The Gathering with Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell and a few highlighted events in 2013. The Town of 1,000 Beards??? Have to look into that one (since I currently have a beard). Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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5 Websites that will Help You Get More from Ireland’s The Gathering
Jan04

5 Websites that will Help You Get More from Ireland’s The Gathering

In 2013, Ireland is hosting what they are calling The Gathering, a year dedicated to welcoming home the Irish scattered around the globe. While many companies and communities are using this branding strictly for marketing and media play, there are a few places offering useful resources for visitors.   The Gathering www.thegatheringireland.com This event-based website provides an extensive list of for that are searchable by date,...

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