Cahir Castle
Sep21

Cahir Castle

Among Ireland’s largest and most memorable castles, Cahir Castle in County Tipperary finds its way to the favorites list of many visitors. Dalene and Peter Heck from www.hecktictravels.com would likely agree. The couple shared this image of Cahir Castle… follow the path and it will take you to the enchanted Swiss Cottage. More photos of Cahir at: www.hecktictravels.com/photos/cahir-castle-cahir-ireland...

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The Vikings in Ireland: “From the Fury of the Northmen, O Lord Deliver Us”
Sep14

The Vikings in Ireland: “From the Fury of the Northmen, O Lord Deliver Us”

by G. Beaverson “Ann. 793 – In this year dire forewarnings came over the land of the Northumbrians, and miserably terrified the people; these were extraordinary whirlwinds and lightenings, and fiery dragons were seen flying in the air. A great famine soon followed these omens; and soon after that, in the same year, the havoc of heathen men miserably destroyed God’s church on Lindisfarne. . .” (Anglo-Saxon Chronicle) The “miserable...

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You Should Be Here Traveling Ireland
Jun23

You Should Be Here Traveling Ireland

Gotta admit, I’m a sucker for looking at other people’s Ireland travel slideshows… even though some of them can be quite, well, boring. Fortunately, FunTravelGuy.com kept his video slideshow moving swiftly… as you can see, they saw a lot of the major attractions in Ireland. I love the “You Should Be Here” and other comments peppered into the show. And a big gold star for taking good notes on places...

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Blast from the Past: The Bunratty Castle Singers
Jun12

Blast from the Past: The Bunratty Castle Singers

Michele Erdvig of www.irelandyes.com pointed me to this “archival” footage from an old Eurovision segment from 1971! It features the Bunratty Castle Singers and many “classic” (or is that stereotypical) scenes in Ireland. The music is great craic and the scenes offer a perfect blend of cheesy and nostalgic. Gotta love the 70s. You can still attend a medieval banquet at Bunratty… I kind of wish they...

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The Hayes Stay at Waterford Castle
May26

The Hayes Stay at Waterford Castle

Cue the regal music, dapple the light through the trees, bring in the curious deer, set the wine glasses, fill the claw-footed tub with steaming water. Flowers, we need more flowers! There, everything’s just perfect for the Hayes visit to Waterford Castle. Wow! What an experience...

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Falconry School in Cong, County Mayo
May09

Falconry School in Cong, County Mayo

Judy Arnold from Texas sent us this photo of her grandsons, the Gossoons, on a Hawk Walk at Ireland’s School of Falconry on the grounds of Ashford Castle in Cong, County Mayo. Judy told us, “It was a total surprise for the boys and of course a highlight of their trip.” Thanks for sharing Judy! We’ve included a few of our favorite firsthand accounts from the School of Falconry: Must-Do Experience: Ashford Castle...

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