Christmas in Dublin: Video Postcard
Dec03

Christmas in Dublin: Video Postcard

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Irish Celebrations in the US
Dec01

Irish Celebrations in the US

37 million people in the United States have Irish ancestors, so it makes sense that Irish celebrations in the United States are some of the most widespread, inclusive, and engaging holidays in the country. Wren Day Also known as St. Stephen’s Day, Wren Day takes place on December 26, the day after Christmas. While in other countries this is known as Boxing Day, in Ireland it is a celebration of St. Stephen. A mock hunt takes place,...

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We Hope to See YOU at the Celtic Classic
Sep27

We Hope to See YOU at the Celtic Classic

It’s a big weekend for Corey and me. We’ll be at the Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival in Bethlehem, PA, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; and we’re looking forward to meeting up with all the Celtic enthusiasts in the crowd. Last year’s festival was lots of fun, so we’re even more excited in 2012. You’ll find us set up with Liam’s Shard Jewelry in the Glen Marketplace, so if...

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Will The Irish in Stories Project ‘Awakin’ Your Taste in Legend and History?
Aug29

Will The Irish in Stories Project ‘Awakin’ Your Taste in Legend and History?

Ireland is a place brimming with legends and stories and history. This week, the town of Ballycastle, County Antrim, continued its tradition of the Ould Lammas Fair, an event that has been held without interruption for over 300 years. That legacy is impressive, and its origins are compelling as well. Lammas is the Christianized name for the ancient “Feast of Lughnasadh” a harvest festival commemorating Lugh of the Long...

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Ireland in Bloom
Jun01

Ireland in Bloom

This weekend Dublin hosts Ireland’s biggest gardening event called BLOOM IN THE PARK. As much as I would love to be there, I won’t be arriving for a few more weeks, so I poked around for garden festivals going on this summer. Tralee Garden Festival www.holidaytralee.com/garden_festival.html 15 June – 17 June Galway Garden Festival www.galwaygardenfestival.com 14 July – 15 July Carlow Garden Festival...

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Lonely Planet Dublin Guide FREE for St Patrick’s Day
Mar15

Lonely Planet Dublin Guide FREE for St Patrick’s Day

Lonely Planet is getting into the St Patrick’s Day spirit by offering a version of their Dublin City Guide for FREE with their Guides, Phrasebooks, and Maps App. The offer runs in the iTunes store until until 11:59 pm PST on March 17. Since we have a really slooooow internet connection today, we didn’t get to download the app to confirm Dublin is in there. If you download, be sure to report back. Visit the iTunes Link Now...

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