Postcard from Ireland: Howth and Croke Park
Jul29

Postcard from Ireland: Howth and Croke Park

The first photo is of me & my two sons Sean and Tom at Deer Park Golf Course in Howth.  That’s Howth Castle and the Eye of Ireland in the background.  We were in Dublin for the 2012 matchup between Notre Dame & Navy on September 1st but managed to get in a few rounds of golf prior to the game at Aviva Stadium.  For the golf, we played Lahinch in the west and Portmarnock Links and Deer Park in the Dublin area. We stayed...

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An Astronaut’s Guide to Ireland: Guinness, Belfast, and the Wild Atlantic Way

He’s photographed Ireland from space, and now Commander Chris Hadfield is taking a closer look at the Emerald Isle… from the ground. His daughter has been studying in there; and when he came for a visit earlier this year, he teamed up with Irish tourism to create this series of videos covering some notable aspects of his trip. Enjoy! Wild Atlantic Way Irish Hurling Belfast Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of...

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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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Become an Expert in Irish Sport in 60 Seconds – Croke Park Game Guide
Jul31

Become an Expert in Irish Sport in 60 Seconds – Croke Park Game Guide

Although I’ve been watching the Irish sports of Hurling and Gaelic Football for years, I still rely on my Irish neighbors to explain the rules during every match. Like any sport, there’s more to it than scoring a goal… and each game seems to bring in to focus a different rule. My visit to the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Museum at Dublin’s Croke Park filled in many of the gaps of what I know about the...

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#120 The Thrill of Gaelic Games at Croke Park + Some Travel Bargains! – AUDIO
Jul18

#120 The Thrill of Gaelic Games at Croke Park + Some Travel Bargains! – AUDIO

Episode Guide – Podcast #120 The Thrill of Gaelic Games at Croke Park It’s the season of Sundays in Irish sport, and there’s no better place than Dublin’s Croke Park, the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), to take in a match. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Our Podcasts are availble on iTunes – here’s our link for Techies Show Notes: www.crokepark.ie www.crokeparktickets.ie...

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Taking a Seaweed Bath in Strandhill, County Sligo
Jul22

Taking a Seaweed Bath in Strandhill, County Sligo

Climbing to the top of a wet and foggy Croagh Patrick on Monday qualified this morning’s hike from the beach at Strandhill to the summit of Knocknarea Mountain a cake walk. Even with the the rain pouring down for the last bit of today’s journey, the hike had country roads most of the way and a decent path all the way to the top! There was one personal highlight from the climb… I met Kim and her family from upstate...

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