Inspired by the Lakelands of Fermanagh
Mar28

Inspired by the Lakelands of Fermanagh

Many visitors may have dipped into County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, on a visit to the Belleek Pottery factory, but many people don’t realize taht the waterways of the county offer several different ways to experience the inland county beyond Belleek. To my delight, they’ve put together an excellent website with loads of fantastic information and even some perfectly planned itineraries. www.fermanaghlakelands.com...

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Tour a Part of Ireland’s Sacred Past: Follow the St. Patrick Trail
Mar15

Tour a Part of Ireland’s Sacred Past: Follow the St. Patrick Trail

Amid all the celebrations, shamrocks, and green beer it’s easy to forget that St. Patrick was a real man. In Northern Ireland you can easily follow St. Patrick’s footsteps. It’s all marked out for you in a 92-mile drive with 15 key sites. Or, you can just hit some of the highlights. When driving in Northern Ireland you might see these signs marking the trail.   Find the Trail in Downpatrick Downpatrick, County...

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Ten Websites We’re Thankful For…
Nov24

Ten Websites We’re Thankful For…

It’s Thanksgiving in the US, and we picked ten sites for which we’re especially thankful. Each site has proven to be committed to celebrating their passion for Ireland… and contributing to a wonderful year. B&B Ireland Blog – This newcomer to the blog scene has become a consistent source for authentic Irish travel information. Check it out. Bitesize Irish Gaelic Blog – For those interested in...

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Titanic History in Tennessee
Nov14

Titanic History in Tennessee

While we’re very interested in visiting multi-million pound Titanic Belfast when it opens next year, we’ve also got our eye on the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee (there’s also one in Branson, Missouri) which clearly looks to the ship’s Belfast connection. Here’s a peek… Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on...

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Another Three Irish & Celtic CDs You Should Know
Sep27

Another Three Irish & Celtic CDs You Should Know

A collection featuring the music of Northern Ireland, the debut recording of a New England based Celtic band, and a collaboration of four superstar musicians from Donegal: three more Irish and Celtic recordings to know. Sound Neighbours Is the music of Northern Ireland different from the music in the counties to the south which make up the republic? I’ll give a resounding yes and no on that one. As you’ll know if you’ve spent...

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An Irish Welcome Without Going Too Far from Home
Aug22

An Irish Welcome Without Going Too Far from Home

I would have loved to have been in Ireland last weekend, but I was perfectly content with the hundred thousand welcomes I received at Milwaukee Irish Fest. There’s something about an Irish festival that gives us an interim taste of the Emerald Isle between trips (even if it includes a few things that don’t resemble anything I’ve seen in Ireland – Can anyone say shamrock sequined feather boas and leather...

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