Are the Irish Making the 4th of July their Own?
Jul04

Are the Irish Making the 4th of July their Own?

It’s interesting… while America has embraced St Patrick’s Day and pretty much taken it on as their own, it’s beginning to look like the Irish have taken a shining to the 4th of July. Like in the US, it’s a perfect mid-summer break, and the Irish are doing a few things to give it an Irish flair. Today, Shannon Airport was abuzz with Clare FM Radio on site to welcome transatlantic visitors… even Uncle...

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Serendipity on Tap: A Wedding Anniversary in Ireland that Was Meant to Be
Jun10

Serendipity on Tap: A Wedding Anniversary in Ireland that Was Meant to Be

This, I thought as we stepped into the quiet pub in Adare, County Limerick, must be a sign. Of the only five patrons, four wore charcoal tails, with bow-ties untied, and sat in a semi-circle anchored at the bar. The eldest among this group, a dignified-looking older man with a sharp part in his grey hair, stiffly nursed his pint. The others, much younger, squirmed like students starting an exam they didn’t study for. They...

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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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The Tale of Three Ladies, a Rental Car, and a Pesky Irish Goat
Jan29

The Tale of Three Ladies, a Rental Car, and a Pesky Irish Goat

Here’s a story of an Irish Travel Mishap contributed by Karen Newhouse… My two friends and I had been making yearly trips to see parts of Ireland since I studied there in 2003. In 2009, we were renting a cottage on a family farm on the Finvarra peninsula, County Clare. We used the location as a central point to explore the sites from Limerick to Galway. We soon learned there are unexpected hazards to staying on a working farm. The...

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Artists Eye: Ireland’s West Coast Before Sunset
Jan07

Artists Eye: Ireland’s West Coast Before Sunset

London-based photographer Przemek Czaicki captured this image of the Cliffs of Moher while visiting County Clare. He told us about his unique adventure… Cliffs of Moher by Przemek Czaicki – http://creative-distortion.co.uk/ I was travelling the West Coast of Ireland seeking photographic opportunities. It was a cool adventure, because two of my friends joined me for a few days on this excursion. We got to drive around the...

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