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 Square. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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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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Autumn Giveaway: Irish Hat and Scarf Set – The Colors of Ireland
Oct17

Autumn Giveaway: Irish Hat and Scarf Set – The Colors of Ireland

Kick off the cool, crisp days of Autumn with an Irish Fireside giveaway! The winner will be able to snuggle into a warm, cozy hat and scarf set hand-crocheted by the Crochet Divas. ┬áDone in the colors of Ireland – green, white and orange – the scarf has a whimsical shamrock fringe. The fringe can easily be snipped off if you prefer a plainer scarf. How to Enter: Visit the Crochet Divas’ website and view their items...

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Artists Eye: The World of Ceramics
Sep03

Artists Eye: The World of Ceramics

John Quinn Ceramic Artist from Mark Long on Vimeo. One of Ireland’s leading ceramic artists speaks about his work, inspiration and method. www.bizarroceramics.com. For those visiting Cork, John has also been invited to exhibit at the forthcoming Glucksman Gallery Craft Fair in the city on November 4-6th – www.glucksman.org. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite...

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