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

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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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It’s Castle Day!
May06

It’s Castle Day!

Every Friday, Jonathan Epstein from Celebrated Experiences hosts FriFotos on Twitter. Each week there’s a different theme, and Twitter users are encouraged to share their photos. Today… it’s ALL CASTLES, ALL DAY. And there have been some great ones from Ireland. Follow the whole list of castle at #FriFotos and check out a few of my favorite from Ireland… I’ll be adding more throughout the day…...

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Dunluce Castle
May05

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle, a medieval and 17th century castle, is located in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, perched on basalt cliffs 100 feet above the ocean. In addition to the beauty of its location, it is situated in an important spot for defense, which is no surprise since it’s a castle. Like most all of Ireland’s ancient ruins, this one was occupied even earlier. There is evidence that an Irish fort once stood there. Like all good...

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Sticking to Ireland’s Tourist Trail: 7 Reasons to Keep to the Beaten Path
Apr14

Sticking to Ireland’s Tourist Trail: 7 Reasons to Keep to the Beaten Path

On our podcast, we’re always encouraging listeners to get off the beaten path and “discover” places the tourists miss. Today, I’m changing my tune and telling you why you SHOULD follow the crowd. That’s right, make a bee line for the Ring of Kerry, plant your lips firmly on the Blarney Stone, queue up for the Book of Kells, throw back some mead at a Medieval banquet, jump aboard Dublin’s Viking...

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