There’s Something About an Irish Cottage
Apr29

There’s Something About an Irish Cottage

They’re cold and damp. However, when filled with family and friends an old Irish cottage becomes one of the warmest places on Earth. Here’s a little scrapbook of few of the more derelict cottages I’ve spotted in my travels… 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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An Astronaut’s Guide to Ireland: Guinness, Belfast, and the Wild Atlantic Way

He’s photographed Ireland from space, and now Commander Chris Hadfield is taking a closer look at the Emerald Isle… from the ground. His daughter has been studying in there; and when he came for a visit earlier this year, he teamed up with Irish tourism to create this series of videos covering some notable aspects of his trip. Enjoy! Wild Atlantic Way Irish Hurling Belfast Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of...

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#137 Time Travel in Ireland with Archaeologist Neil Jackman – AUDIO
Mar24

#137 Time Travel in Ireland with Archaeologist Neil Jackman – AUDIO

Part of Ireland’s allure comes from its extensive collection historic sites, and we owe much of what we know about these places and their accessibility to archaeologists who study them and help us understand the people who came before us. I had the opportunity to chat with archaeologist Neil Jackman about his favorite places in Ireland and about how visitors can better experience some of Ireland’s most unique and fascinating places....

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Experience Ireland in a New Light… by the Glow of Your iPad
Mar20

Experience Ireland in a New Light… by the Glow of Your iPad

There was a time when I’d step into my local bookstore in the month of March and would find an entire table stacked with books about Ireland and St Patrick. They had everything from travel guides to cookbooks to humorous journals to spiritual biographies (is that a genre?), but my favorites were the picture books with sweeping photos and gorgeous moments captured in Ireland. I would spend an hour or two thumbing through the...

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Ireland’s Natural Royalty: the Heritage Trees of Ireland

  There was a time when a mythical squirrel could travel from one end of the country to the other without leaving the oak canopy.   The Ireland of today is better known for its rolling green hillside and dramatic coasts than dense oak forest, but details like this from Aubrey Fennell’s “Heritage Trees of Ireland“ crown the arboriculture as the Emerald Isles “other” natural wonder. This book is...

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A Special Gift for You: Remarkable Places in Ireland FREE eBook Download
Mar16

A Special Gift for You: Remarkable Places in Ireland FREE eBook Download

Happy St Patrick’s Day March 17th is always a great day around the Irish Fireside… with everyone sporting green and celebrating with their unique family traditions. This year, I wanted to add to the festivities by giving you something very special. It’s an advance look at my new ebook called “Remarkable Places in Ireland: Part One.” As the title suggests, it’s about sites in Ireland; and it’s...

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