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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Artists Eye: Irish Christmas Market
Dec15

Artists Eye: Irish Christmas Market

2011 Continental Christmas Market by Patrick Dinneen www.photoblog.ie Patrick (Pa) Dinneen hails from Cork but lives in Galway. His photos capture many scenes from around Galway and elsewhere. This image was from the 2011 Continental Christmas Market in Galway’s Eire Square. Be sure to visit Patrick’s website where you can see more gorgeous photos from Ireland and purchase cards and prints of his work. . About...

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The Christmas Market in Eyre Square, Galway
Dec14

The Christmas Market in Eyre Square, Galway

The Christmas Market in Eyre Square, Galway from Mark Coughlan on Vimeo. Because it’s Christmastime and I’m feeling a bit homesick for Ireland right now… Here’s the scene in Galway’s Christmas Market in Eyre...

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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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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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A Great Big Celtic Classic Welcome!
Oct04

A Great Big Celtic Classic Welcome!

Liam and I pretty much ate our way through the Celtic Classic in Bethlehem, PA, September 23-25. Our visit began with hearty meal at McCarthy’s Tea Room. Then was time for some pre-festival drinks at the Bethlehem Inn. Once the festival kicked off, we had to sample a little bit of everything. I have to say, Celtic Classic serves up some of the best festival food we’ve tasted… and we’re at a lot of fests. And...

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