Hillwalking to the Stone Circle on Kilmacoliver Hill on the Kilkenny and Tipperary Border
Aug01

Hillwalking to the Stone Circle on Kilmacoliver Hill on the Kilkenny and Tipperary Border

Went yesterday to Kilmacoliver Hill, on the Kilkenny, Tipperary border to climb the hill and visit the ancient stone circle and burial chamber up there. There’s a looped walk from the village of Tullahought that is featured at www.trailkilkenny.ie/walking-trails/kilmacoliver-walk/ (which includes GPS info). Fantastic views from up there and the hike is suitable for older children – ours are 11 and 13 and they enjoyed it....

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The Historical Chalices of Tipperary
Jul29

The Historical Chalices of Tipperary

If you ask people what is the oldest manufactured object in daily use in their area, they might not immediately think of the chalices in their local church. But this may well be so, and the story behind each chalice may be interesting in itself. This video from County Tipperary offers a little insight into the a bit of history many wouldn’t think...

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#119 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland – AUDIO
Jul04

#119 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland – AUDIO

Episode Guide – Podcast #119 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland Jody Halsted from www.irelandwithkids.com gives her tips for traveling with the kids as well as shares her secrets to finding fairies on the Emerald Isle. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Show Notes: 01:00 What makes Ireland perfect for traveling with family? 01:40 How is traveling Ireland different from elsewhere? 02:40 How do you prepare your kids for...

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2011 Emerald Awards
Jun25

2011 Emerald Awards

Every year I present awards for the “best of the best” in Ireland. From lodgings to restaurants to pubs. I am extremely particular about places that I personally recommend. Even more so for those receiving an award. For 2011 I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Emerald Awards. Congratulations to all the winners! Hotel of the Year: Kilronan Castle in Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon Guesthouse of the Year:...

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You Should Be Here Traveling Ireland
Jun23

You Should Be Here Traveling Ireland

Gotta admit, I’m a sucker for looking at other people’s Ireland travel slideshows… even though some of them can be quite, well, boring. Fortunately, FunTravelGuy.com kept his video slideshow moving swiftly… as you can see, they saw a lot of the major attractions in Ireland. I love the “You Should Be Here” and other comments peppered into the show. And a big gold star for taking good notes on places...

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Artist’s Eye: Loughcrew and the Summer Solstice in Ireland
Jun21

Artist’s Eye: Loughcrew and the Summer Solstice in Ireland

Loughcrew by Sue Russell www.beyondtheblarney.ie Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. It is also a popular day for ancient sites in Ireland. It has been found that many of these sites align with the rising sun on the days of the solstice or equinox. In the case of Loughcrew, the passage aligns with rising sun on the spring and autumn equinox. These details only add to the mystery… and popularity of these...

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