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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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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My Ireland: Irish Music from Martin Byrne Giveaway
Feb15

My Ireland: Irish Music from Martin Byrne Giveaway

We’ve got a little something to ward off the winter blahs… some Irish music by songwriter Martin Byrne from The Blackhills overlooking the scenic fishing town of Skerries, North County Dublin. Giveaway We’ve got a signed copy of his CD My Ireland that could be delivered to your door. Enter to win by listening to some of his music — either the video above or via the links below — then leave a comment on...

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Rainbow Over Dublin – VIDEO
Jan26

Rainbow Over Dublin – VIDEO

I simply can’t resist the charm of this Irish lottery video. And here’s a peek at the making-of the colorful event.   National Lottery :: Rainbow Over Dublin from Myles of Smyles on Vimeo. 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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Ding Dong Denny’s History of Ireland – VIDEO
Dec26

Ding Dong Denny’s History of Ireland – VIDEO

Ireland’s Brown Bag Films made this animated short in 2008… now they’ve got a series that will be appearing on the Disney Junior channel. Mind you, it will NOT be starring Ding Dong Denny. 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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Newgrange Winter Solstice
Dec20

Newgrange Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice at Newgrange For over 5,000 years a mystical celestial event has occurred in Ireland. On the winter solstice every year the rising sun penetrates a 60-foot-long passageway inscribed with mysterious carvings and lights up the interior chamber of Newgrange. Is it a tomb? A temple? A calendar? Perhaps we will never know the Neolithic mind-set that built such a complicated monument. Although described by archaeologists as...

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