Finding Our Creative Centers in Ireland
Nov02

Finding Our Creative Centers in Ireland

— Submitted by Yvonne Higgins Leach My life partner Ed and I attended our first artist residency – he as a photographer, and I as a poet – in West Cork at a beautiful manor house on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork during early October, 2015. The residency is called Anam Cara and is run by owner and wonderful host Sue Booth-Forbes (www.anamcararetreat.com). By sharing meals with Sue and the other visiting artists, we felt an...

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Ireland’s Most-Haunted Places
Oct16

Ireland’s Most-Haunted Places

The Halloween season has crept up on us again, which is always a great time to look into Ireland’s slightly spooky and seriously sinister spots. The folks over at the Dunloe Hotel in County Kerry have put together a list of their favorite haunted spots… Still want more sites with a dose of haunting or mystery? We’ve got a few on the Ireland Travel...

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48 Hours in Limerick — VIDEO
Oct02

48 Hours in Limerick — VIDEO

Both the city and county of Limerick tend to get overlooked by visitors. Fortunately, you can get a peek of what it’s like to spend some time Shannonside. Here are the places featured in the video: Ballyhoura Mountain Bike and Walking Trails http://visitballyhoura.com/ King John’s Castle Limerick http://www.shannonheritage.com/KingJohnsCastle/ Lucky Lane Limerick http://luckylane.info/ The Locke Bar Limerick http://lockebar.com/...

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Introducing Ireland’s Great China Makers
Aug12

Introducing Ireland’s Great China Makers

As Corey and I prepare the set up at Milwaukee Irish Fest this weekend, we decided to enhance our booth this year with information about some of Ireland’s most popular china makers. While you may have heard of Irish Belleek, you might not be so familiar with the stories of Irish Wade, Royal Tara, Arklow, Nicholas Mosse, and Donegal Parian. Of course we’d love for you to stop by and check things out in Milwaukee, but since...

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Postcard from Ireland: Cottage in Knockbrittas, Co Tipperary
Mar08

Postcard from Ireland: Cottage in Knockbrittas, Co Tipperary

We took a little detour outside of Tipperary town and found ourselves driving through a beautiful valley called Knockbrittas. The scenery was stunning, but it was this abandoned cottage that captured my imagination. I had visited the area many times, but some how never managed to find this road. Submitted by Liam The Irish Fireside “Postcards from Ireland” series invites readers to submit their memorable travel moments. Send us your...

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#142 How Much Time Should I Spend in Dublin? – Featuring Pól Ó Conghaile – AUDIO
Mar05

#142 How Much Time Should I Spend in Dublin? – Featuring Pól Ó Conghaile – AUDIO

Pól Ó Conghaile steps in to answer a question many of Dubin’s first-time visitors ask… “how much time should I spend there?” Pól’s got tips for setting your pace, things to see, and making the most of your visit to the Fair City.   Quotes from this episode I think the temptation for people is to do too much in Ireland. – 2:00 It’s a small country, but once you get here it starts to feel awfully...

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