A Marriage of Classic and Contemporary Irish Music: Gregory Harrington on Violin
Oct29

A Marriage of Classic and Contemporary Irish Music: Gregory Harrington on Violin

  Although he’s played his violin with many of the world’s most-notable classical musicians, you might not have heard of Gregory Harrington before today. His pedigree places him firmly as Ireland’s premier classical violinist, but it’s his crossover appeal that will win over fans of contemporary and traditional Irish music. In this clip, he plays U2’s “With or Without You” accompanied by...

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48 Hours in Limerick — VIDEO
Oct02

48 Hours in Limerick — VIDEO

Both the city and county of Limerick tend to get overlooked by visitors. Fortunately, you can get a peek of what it’s like to spend some time Shannonside. Here are the places featured in the video: Ballyhoura Mountain Bike and Walking Trails http://visitballyhoura.com/ King John’s Castle Limerick http://www.shannonheritage.com/KingJohnsCastle/ Lucky Lane Limerick http://luckylane.info/ The Locke Bar Limerick http://lockebar.com/...

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Best Boutique Hostels and Unique Budget Stays Along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
Aug01

Best Boutique Hostels and Unique Budget Stays Along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

When I suggested we stay in hostels on our Wild Atlantic Way trip, Liam groaned, “I did hostels thirty years ago. I’m waaaaaay beyond the age of traveling like that.” He proceeded to recount tales of waking up to a goat in his room, a bathroom with a clear glass door that didn’t lock, and a blanket covered in creepy-crawlies. I assured him I had vetted the properties on my list and, at the very least, promised clean rooms with no...

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Highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way
Jun13

Highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way

You may have heard about Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way… the world’s longest defined coastal driving route. It’s quite spectacular and the folks at the Dunloe Hotel put together a little infographic that I thought did a nice job of featuring some of the highlights along the...

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Postcard from Ireland: Birds of Prey
May17

Postcard from Ireland: Birds of Prey

After a walking tour of the Burren in County Clare, we decided to stop into the Birds of Prey Centre. I have visited Aillwee Cave on several occasions but never the Bird Centre. I t was very educational and interesting to see all the different type of raptors – most in their cages but the flying display was a not-to-be missed event. We sat through the entire thing despite a good rain at one point in the demonstration. I took...

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Postcard from Ireland: River Inagh in the town of Ennistymon
May06

Postcard from Ireland: River Inagh in the town of Ennistymon

I took this photo while standing below the Cascades from the River Inagh in the town of Ennistymon, in County Clare. A forceful waterway, it was a great resource for the mills which were very busy many years ago. As I traveled the pathway to this view, which is captured by the camera lens, I felt as if I was walking the same pathway that my great-grandfather walked too because this was the town where raised his family until leaving...

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