History of Ireland in 100 Objects: FREE Download
Mar23

History of Ireland in 100 Objects: FREE Download

  Whether it’s distinct stone tools that mark technical advancement; carefully crafted gold torcs; a washing machine which became a symbol of Irish feminism; a computer microprocessor that foreshadowed the Celtic Tiger boom; or a white hankerchief waved on Bloody Sunday, objects help tell the story of Irish history. “A History of Ireland in 100 Objects” teaches us about the people who lived on the Emerald Isle...

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Michele’s TITANIC Giveaway 2012
Dec07

Michele’s TITANIC Giveaway 2012

The holiday spirit has come over Michele Erdvig from www.IrelandYes.com. She’s rounded up a Titanic themed giveaway that is sure to deliver some holiday cheer and put you in the mood for a trip to the Emerald Isle and Titanic Belfast… the birthplace of the luxury liner. Michele’s Titanic Giveaway 2012: Michele Erdvig’s Ireland Dream Trip Thompson’s Titanic Tea – package of 80 teabags Titanic Belfast...

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The Ancient Art of Irish Storytelling
Nov25

The Ancient Art of Irish Storytelling

Just for you – a sneaky snippet of the Irish in Stories Throughout Irish history there have been many great storytellers and even more epic tales. Irish History’s Oral Tradition grew out of a fear and apprehension of the written word therefore most of Irish history was passed down the generations by bards and storytellers. The fear was that if they wrote anything down there was a chance that it would fall into the hands of...

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Will The Irish in Stories Project ‘Awakin’ Your Taste in Legend and History?
Aug29

Will The Irish in Stories Project ‘Awakin’ Your Taste in Legend and History?

Ireland is a place brimming with legends and stories and history. This week, the town of Ballycastle, County Antrim, continued its tradition of the Ould Lammas Fair, an event that has been held without interruption for over 300 years. That legacy is impressive, and its origins are compelling as well. Lammas is the Christianized name for the ancient “Feast of Lughnasadh” a harvest festival commemorating Lugh of the Long...

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Lonely Planet Dublin Guide FREE for St Patrick’s Day
Mar15

Lonely Planet Dublin Guide FREE for St Patrick’s Day

Lonely Planet is getting into the St Patrick’s Day spirit by offering a version of their Dublin City Guide for FREE with their Guides, Phrasebooks, and Maps App. The offer runs in the iTunes store until until 11:59 pm PST on March 17. Since we have a really slooooow internet connection today, we didn’t get to download the app to confirm Dublin is in there. If you download, be sure to report back. Visit the iTunes Link Now...

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Best of 2011 from the Irish Fireside
Jan01

Best of 2011 from the Irish Fireside

It was a big year for Ireland. Well-known visitors, a bump in tourism numbers, new travel apps, great deals for travel, and a renewed interest in Irish heritage filled the plus side Rough economic times, an increase in taxes (not for Irish tourism products though), and the passing of Ireland Expert Pat Preston on the negative end. As we look back on the year, we celebrate the many wonderful posts published last year by highlighting...

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