#106 Touring the NEW Waterford Crystal Factory – VIDEO
Jul15

#106 Touring the NEW Waterford Crystal Factory – VIDEO

The city of Waterford has a new sparkling gem to celebrate its crystal-making history. The new factory and visitor centre, called The House of Waterford, has just opened on the Mall in Waterford city, and the facility is pumping new life into Waterford’s tourism identity. In the past, the old crystal-making giant was located on the road leading out of town making city centre an afterthought for visitors. The new, smaller centre...

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An Evening at the Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
Jul14

An Evening at the Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

The allure of a Medieval Banquet in a 15th Century Irish castle, like the one at Bunratty, has kept the County Clare landmark a preferred stop for travelers to Ireland since the early 1960s. With it being such a well-known experience, I had to ask myself why I hadn’t attended the medieval banquet in any of my previous visits. My main excuse… a fear of tourist traps. I had done medieval banquets and renaissance faires in the US, and...

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Welcome to Ennis
Jul03

Welcome to Ennis

Just spent the weekend in Ennis, County Clare. The Street Festival was on and this guy was making sure everyone was having a good time. I’ll have plenty to blog about later, but for now, just know that Ennis is a fantastic place for boutique shopping, art, bookstores, antiques, cafes, history, restaurants and most of all Irish music. In fact, I just enjoyed an early session right in the dining room of my hostel. Fortunately,...

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Irish National Botanic Gardens
Apr15

Irish National Botanic Gardens

Spring is here and I thought a visit to the Irish National Botanic Gardens would be perfect. 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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The Real Craggy Island
Feb07

The Real Craggy Island

Turtle Bunbury explores Inis Mor, the little island that has made it’s mark on Irish culture through music, film and television. Although known in their own right, the Aran Island gained some attention with the Irish television program “Father Ted” which set three eccentric priests on the fictitious Craggy Island. Read The Real Craggy Island >> Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers....

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Chat With Pat Liddy
Sep04

Chat With Pat Liddy

  by Kat Behling Today we chat with acclaimed Dublin historian, author and artist, Pat Liddy. Pat spent his childhood growing up in Phibsborough, on Dublin’s north side. After an early retirement from a thirty year sales career with Aer Lingus, Pat dedicated himself to three of his life’s passions: writing, illustrating and exploring historical places. His favorite subject: his own 2,000-year-old city where he has channeled his...

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