Quick and Cheap Meals in Ireland

While touring, sometimes you just need a quick, inexpensive bite. These days, many Irish grocery stores and petrol (gas) stations offer some tasty pre-made meals on-the-go. While some places offer deli-style areas where sandwiches or pre-made dishes are served-to-order, many offer a cooler with sandwiches, salads, and beverages… often near the courtesy counter for quick checkout. Today, I was in the Cashel Tesco and grabbed...

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The Quiet Man Pub for Sale in Cong, Co Mayo, Ireland
Jan01

The Quiet Man Pub for Sale in Cong, Co Mayo, Ireland

Pat Cohan’s Pub played a starring role in the 1952 classic film The Quiet Man… well, the exterior did anyway. In the village of Cong, the building was actually a shop and did not start serving pints until 2008 when it was remodeled into a pub — complete with a replica of the interior featured in the film. The owners are hoping to sell it for €300,000 (about $396,000)… any takers??? More info:...

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A Wee Bit of Irish at Chicago’s One of a Kind Show
Dec07

A Wee Bit of Irish at Chicago’s One of a Kind Show

We’re hanging out in Chicago this weekend at the One of a Kind Show and Sale and couldn’t resist sharing a few of our favorite Irish-themed artisans. If you’re around the Windy City this weekend, take an afternoon and stop by the Merchandise Mart for this enormous show of art, craft, design, and products made with care. Download complimentary tickets here! Flaherty’s – The Irish Candy Co. | Booth: 9055...

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Christmas in Dublin: Video Postcard
Dec03

Christmas in Dublin: Video Postcard

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The Irish Fireside Holiday Gift Guide
Nov28

The Irish Fireside Holiday Gift Guide

Find something for everyone on your list with Ireland-inspired ideas from our Holiday Gift Guide! We’re always on the hunt for talented artisans and dedicated small businesses to feature in our annual Gift Guide. Each item on the list is available for online shopping, so enjoy a bit of e-browsing. Do you have a gift idea of your own? You are welcome to add yours in the comments section below… and you can bet we’ll be...

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An Afternoon with Brian and Kilbeggan Whiskey
Jul19

An Afternoon with Brian and Kilbeggan Whiskey

Finally! A distillery tour that got me up close and personal with the process of making whiskey! After years of leaving Irish distilleries (and breweries) feeling pleased but not quite satisfied, I thought the new industry standard equaled a tour of well-preserved artifacts displayed in the order they were used in the distilling process… and if I was extremely lucky, I’d get to see some bottles rush by on a conveyor with...

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