Quick and Cheap Meals in Ireland

While touring, sometimes you just need a quick, inexpensive bite. These days, many Irish grocery stores and petrol (gas) stations offer some tasty pre-made meals on-the-go. While some places offer deli-style areas where sandwiches or pre-made dishes are served-to-order, many offer a cooler with sandwiches, salads, and beverages… often near the courtesy counter for quick checkout. Today, I was in the Cashel Tesco and grabbed...

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#126 Liam and the Old Souls of Ireland – AUDIO
May09

#126 Liam and the Old Souls of Ireland – AUDIO

Episode Guide – Podcast #126 Liam and the Old Souls of Ireland In this episode Liam talks about Irish story telling and the old souls that bring tales to life as part of the launch of Gavin Greer’s free ebook “Ireland: A Gathering of Stories” – Including a story from his neighbor Katie Madden. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Our Podcasts are available on iTunes – here’s our link for...

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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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An Afternoon with Brian and Kilbeggan Whiskey
Jul19

An Afternoon with Brian and Kilbeggan Whiskey

Finally! A distillery tour that got me up close and personal with the process of making whiskey! After years of leaving Irish distilleries (and breweries) feeling pleased but not quite satisfied, I thought the new industry standard equaled a tour of well-preserved artifacts displayed in the order they were used in the distilling process… and if I was extremely lucky, I’d get to see some bottles rush by on a conveyor with...

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A Visit to Nenagh Castle
Jul03

A Visit to Nenagh Castle

For nearly 20 years, I’ve looked up at the grey stone remnants of Nenagh Castle and dreamed of the day I could wander around the chambers and climb to the very top. From the cylindrical keep, I envisioned gazing out over the town and soaking up the North Tipperary scenery. Well, that dream has come true… Full Access to the Castle It’s taken about 800 years, but Nenagh’s impressive castle has finally opened to...

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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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