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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Secret Santa Show and Tell 2011
Dec24

Secret Santa Show and Tell 2011

The Irish Fireside elves have been sending presents around the globe this week as part of our third annual Secret Santa. Each participant signed up to send someone a gift valued at about $10, and in return, someone sent them a gift. Here are a few of the gift reports… we’ll add more as they come in:   It's a wonderful Irish cookbook with pictures from Ireland throughout, sent by Jody Halsted. My wife Cheryl and I...

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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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The Best Holiday Gift Ideas from the Irish Fireside
Dec13

The Best Holiday Gift Ideas from the Irish Fireside

Our Holiday Giveaway has me dreaming about a few of my favorite things… okay, A LOT of my favorite things. With Christmas just around the corner, here’ s a list of great gift ideas that might round out your holiday shopping this year. Have a look, but be warned, you might be adding a few things to your own list for Santa. Donegal Pens They’re only 14 and 10, but brothers Ronan and Conor from Loughanure in West...

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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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5 Tips for Using Dublin Bikes
Oct30

5 Tips for Using Dublin Bikes

  Emily Westbrooks tells us, “One of the best ways to get around Dublin City Centre is on a Dublin Bike. The rental bikes arrived in Dublin last year, and they’re a huge hit!” Emily gives us five excellent tips for a smooth ride at www.fromchinavillage.com/2011/10/dublin-bikes/ Emily Westbrooks is a freelance writer from Maine who now lives in Dublin. She writes daily about her life and travels on her blog, From...

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