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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What a Find! Tourist Discovers Rare Book at Limerick Milk Market
May12

What a Find! Tourist Discovers Rare Book at Limerick Milk Market

I’ve been to a lot of markets in Ireland, but I certainly didn’t have the keen eye of Jason Ludlow. He’s a tourist from South Africa who picked up an American first edition copy of Emily Bronte’s classic Wuthering Heights for €3. The same book sells for €8,000! He found the treasure at the Limerick Milk Market. One of the largest of its kind in Ireland, it has been around since 1852, but has undergone some major...

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The Royal County: Meath
Mar16

The Royal County: Meath

It was nice to read Erin Halvey’s account of her visit to County Meath. The “Royal County” certainly qualifies as one of Ireland’s lesser-visited spots, yet a visit will offer some rich rewards with gorgeous scenery and rich sites. The Royal County: Meath >> 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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A Photo Tour of Muckross House and Sites Around Killarney
Mar07

A Photo Tour of Muckross House and Sites Around Killarney

Jessie from Wandering Educators has posted another great video from her visit to Killarney in County Kerry, Ireland. Her photo tour takes us to some of the premier sites in in Killarney National Park including Muckross House and Gardens, Ladies View, a horse-drawn jarvey ride, and Torc Waterfall. Photo Credit Seabagg Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on...

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Pony Cart Ride Through the Gap of Dunloe
Feb22

Pony Cart Ride Through the Gap of Dunloe

A little video from the Gap of Dunloe near Killarney, County Kerry by Dr. Jessie Voigts from www.WanderingEducators.com. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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Glasnevin Cemetery: Dublin’s Oldest “New” Attraction
Feb01

Glasnevin Cemetery: Dublin’s Oldest “New” Attraction

Creating a visitor center in a graveyard is tricky business. One must respect the permanent residents yet hold the interest of potential future tenants… the living. Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery has opened the Glasnevin Trust Museum, a modern interpretive centre that enhances the visitor experience to the already a picture-perfect old cemetery. For non-Irish visitors, the cemetery now becomes more than rows upon rows of...

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