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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Home to Ireland… in the Shannon Region
Dec15

Home to Ireland… in the Shannon Region

This video will tug at the heartstrings. I have so many memories of “coming home” at Shannon Airport, and this brought that right back. Thanks to our friends at the Rowan Tree Hostel for sharing… loved all the familiar Ennis scenes as well. Keep reading to watch the video. Even Santa got a boost from the town… Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite...

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In Search of Castle Matrix
Jul17

In Search of Castle Matrix

For over a decade, my car rental maps had tempted me with a pink star marking the location of Castle Matrix. It was just a ways outside of Limerick a few miles from Adare. On our way to visit Imen from www.marriedanirishfarmer.com, Liam and I decided to stop. A Hidden Castle We drove from one end of Rathkeale to the other and beyond in search of the landmark. When we clearly went too far, we stopped and asked for directions from a...

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A Visit to Nenagh Castle
Jul03

A Visit to Nenagh Castle

For nearly 20 years, I’ve looked up at the grey stone remnants of Nenagh Castle and dreamed of the day I could wander around the chambers and climb to the very top. From the cylindrical keep, I envisioned gazing out over the town and soaking up the North Tipperary scenery. Well, that dream has come true… Full Access to the Castle It’s taken about 800 years, but Nenagh’s impressive castle has finally opened to...

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