35 Unforgettable Moments in Ireland
Aug07

35 Unforgettable Moments in Ireland

I’m just back from Ireland, and there a few things I simply can’t wait to tell you about. Here are 35 experiences from this summer I will never forget… and didn’t want to wait to tell you about. Just click the image to find out what made it so memorable: Sheep at the Famine Village Ardagh Village, Co Longford Athassel Priory, Co Tipperary Ballysaggartmore Towers, Co Waterford Beara Peninsula Cycle Route - Co...

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Artists Eye: The Fairy Rath

The Fairy Rath by John O’Grady – www.johnogradypaintings.com John O’Grady is an Irish artist living and working in France. He paints his Irish landscapes from memory and they represent the places, times, and moods experienced whilst living there. When describing this acrylic on board, John says, “The Fairy Rath holds a special place even now in Irish country traditions, a particular tree or trees around the...

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On the Trail of a Lesser Known Irish Saint

Following the Pilgrims   According to A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis, 1837, Cranfield Point on the banks of Lough Neagh in County Antrim was the site of pilgrimage this time of year. There lies the remains of a 13th-century church, described by Lewis as “a noble pile of ruins.” And nearby a holy well said to be blessed with the healing powers of St. Olcan. This saint may not be well known today, but St....

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In Search of the Mythical, Magical, Mystical in Ireland
Jun19

In Search of the Mythical, Magical, Mystical in Ireland

Longtime friend of the Irish Fireside, Christy Jackson Nicholas has just published a new book for those who feel drawn to the more “enchanted” side of the Emerald Isle. “Ireland: Mythical, Magical, Mystical – A Guide to Hidden Ireland” focuses on the appeal of legends and folklore combined with history and practical information. Christy beckons… “Do you find yourself drawn to the magic of the...

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A Visit to Nenagh Castle
Jul03

A Visit to Nenagh Castle

For nearly 20 years, I’ve looked up at the grey stone remnants of Nenagh Castle and dreamed of the day I could wander around the chambers and climb to the very top. From the cylindrical keep, I envisioned gazing out over the town and soaking up the North Tipperary scenery. Well, that dream has come true… Full Access to the Castle It’s taken about 800 years, but Nenagh’s impressive castle has finally opened to...

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Artist’s Eye: Stone Row
Apr21

Artist’s Eye: Stone Row

Eightercua/Íochtar Cua, Stone Row/Sraith Ghallán, Kerry by JG O’Donoghue –  www.jgodonoghue.com This row of standing stones from County Kerry was captured with pen and ink by Cork artist JG Donoghue. He shares his interest in ancient Ireland on his blog and Etsy store where you can learn a bit about the unique locations and find out more about his work. . About Artist’s Eye on Ireland In this feature, we highlight...

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