Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Gets Worthy Upgrade
Jul20

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park Gets Worthy Upgrade

I first noticed the changes at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park last summer. Every building in the folk park boasted a fresh coat of paint, the furniture and decorations inside the cottages had gone through a deep cleaning that dislodged years and years of dirt, and there was a new cast of characters roaming the streets. It might not seem like much, but the little upgrades enhanced every moment of the visit. Not only were the buildings...

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Planning an Itinerary that Starts from Shannon Airport
Jul09

Planning an Itinerary that Starts from Shannon Airport

Summer greetings from Ireland where the farmers in our parts are bringing in their second cutting of hay and silage, tourists are mastering roundabouts, and everyone is enjoying the long hours of daylight. Two weeks ago, I hopped across the Irish Sea and spent a few days in London where I was invited to speak to a large group of bloggers. Fortunately, I was able to talk about three topics I know well… e-newsletters, the Shannon...

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Everything was going great until we were about the leave the airport…
May12

Everything was going great until we were about the leave the airport…

You know how sometimes you end up doing something foolish; and it’s made worse because it’s going to be costly, and you only have yourself to blame? Last week Liam and I arrived at Shannon Airport, cruised through immigration and customs, collected our luggage, and caught the shuttle to our rental car without a single issue. It wasn’t until we were loading the car that we realized that THREE bottles of Irish whiskey we purchased...

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#148 Explore the Best Irish Castles for Kids with Jody Halsted – Audio
Mar14

#148 Explore the Best Irish Castles for Kids with Jody Halsted – Audio

Jody Halsted answers Max’s question about choosing the best castles for kids in Ireland.   CLICK FOR SHOW NOTES 00:00 Intro 00:23 What are the best Irish castles for kids? Jody Halsted from www.IrelandFamilyVacations.com Episode #115 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland – http://irishfireside.com/2011/07/04/119-fairy-hunting-with-the-family-in-ireland/ Episode #125 Your Smartphone in Ireland and the best apps for Irish...

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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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