Postcard From Ireland: Castlewellan Castle
Jun29

Postcard From Ireland: Castlewellan Castle

  Built by the 4th Earl Annesly in the Scottish Baronial style in 1856 Castlewellan Castle  is located in a large  forest park and is framed by the Mountains of Mourne.  Below the castle is a scenic lake. The estate includes the lovely, walled Annesly Gardens. The castle is currently used as a Christian Conference Center. Forest walks, a three-acre peace maze, ponds and fishing on the lake make it a center of activity for the...

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#137 Time Travel in Ireland with Archaeologist Neil Jackman – AUDIO
Mar24

#137 Time Travel in Ireland with Archaeologist Neil Jackman – AUDIO

Part of Ireland’s allure comes from its extensive collection historic sites, and we owe much of what we know about these places and their accessibility to archaeologists who study them and help us understand the people who came before us. I had the opportunity to chat with archaeologist Neil Jackman about his favorite places in Ireland and about how visitors can better experience some of Ireland’s most unique and fascinating places....

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#133 Fairytale Travel in Ireland with Christa Thompson – AUDIO
Dec13

#133 Fairytale Travel in Ireland with Christa Thompson – AUDIO

#133 Fairytale Travel in Ireland with Christa Thompson The original headless horseman, St Kevin’s hideaway, the remains of St Nick, and the Hellfire Club are among the fairytale treasures from The Fairytale Traveler Christa Thompson. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Audio Version Audio with Fireside Video Version Photos from Christa’s Trip… . Quotes from this Interview: “A lot of these places are what inspire...

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Autumn Postcards From Ireland
Nov16

Autumn Postcards From Ireland

Read about Autumn In Ireland Real Postcards From Ireland   © 2013 Michele Erdvig Web: IrelandYes.com Book: Ireland Dream Trip FREE Ireland Travel...

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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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Spectacular! Limerick’s King John’s Castle Gets a €5.7 Million Makeover
Jul09

Spectacular! Limerick’s King John’s Castle Gets a €5.7 Million Makeover

Dramatic illustrations by David Rooney set the tone… “this is not a fairytale castle!” In fact the new interpretive centre added to the buildings adjacent to King John’s Castle in Limerick don’t shy away from the site’s violent past. It wears it like a badge of honor; after all, it only emphasizes the city’s coveted location on the Shannon River. While the exhibits rely on the familiar tricks...

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