Tell the Story of Irish America with the Little Museum of Dublin
Mar22

Tell the Story of Irish America with the Little Museum of Dublin

The Little Museum of Dublin plans to explore the Irish American experience through a new exhibit called “The Huddled Masses.” The Ireland-based museum is looking to Ireland’s far flung sons and daughters to help tell the story of the unique relationship between Ireland and North America. Your family history can be a part of the exhibit through artifacts, letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, books, clothes, and...

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Which World Record will You Break in Ireland This Year?
Mar12

Which World Record will You Break in Ireland This Year?

Last week a group of 800 Irish students set the Guinness Record for the world’s largest human shamrock, and by the looks of it, Ireland plans to keep the bookkeepers busy in 2013. With the year-long “Homecoming” event known as The Gathering underway, communities are turning to record-breaking spectacle to attract crowds and have a bit of fun. Here are a few record-breaking events to add to your “to do”...

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My Perfect Day in Dublin
Feb25

My Perfect Day in Dublin

My perfect day in Dublin begins on Grafton Street in the hours before most businesses open their shutters. The street is usually packed with shoppers and buskers, but at this hour only a few solitary people on their way to office buildings can be seen darting around delivery trucks. The bronze Molly Malone statue fits the street quite well in the morning light without tourists posing in front of her for photographs; however, her low...

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Kids Travel Free on Dublin’s Luas, Aer Lingus Offers Meal Upgrades, and Guinness Bribes People with Free Pints
Feb01

Kids Travel Free on Dublin’s Luas, Aer Lingus Offers Meal Upgrades, and Guinness Bribes People with Free Pints

Here’s a bit of good news for those traveling to Dublin through April of this year. The LUAS (city centre’s light rail line) invites two children to travel for free with a paid adult ticket. So if your family happens to be there for St Paddy’s Day or a spring holiday, hop on board. Here’s a link to the news item: www.thejournal.ie/kids-travel-free-on-the-luas-for-next-three-months-777804-Jan2013/ Meanwhile, Aer...

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Christmas in Dublin: Video Postcard
Dec03

Christmas in Dublin: Video Postcard

Learn More About Christmas in Dublin >>   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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Ireland in Bloom
Jun01

Ireland in Bloom

This weekend Dublin hosts Ireland’s biggest gardening event called BLOOM IN THE PARK. As much as I would love to be there, I won’t be arriving for a few more weeks, so I poked around for garden festivals going on this summer. Tralee Garden Festival www.holidaytralee.com/garden_festival.html 15 June – 17 June Galway Garden Festival www.galwaygardenfestival.com 14 July – 15 July Carlow Garden Festival...

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