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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Ireland’s Best: Destinations to Watch
Jan13

Ireland’s Best: Destinations to Watch

Irish tourism comes into the year on an extremely high note. 2015 was the best on record for visitor numbers, currencies continue to stand strong against the euro and sterling, more flights are connecting Ireland to more places, the country hasn’t tarnished its reputation for hospitality, and security-concerned travelers still view Ireland as one of the Europe’s safest. Those attributes make Ireland a great place to visit...

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#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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