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.

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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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#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.

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