4th of July: Ireland Gets in on the Fun
May22

4th of July: Ireland Gets in on the Fun

While St Patrick’s Day has become a moment for the world to be a wee bit Irish for one day a year, it looks like the family-friendly spirit of the 4th of July is getting bigger and taking hold in Ireland. I’ve come across not one, not two, but THREE major celebrations in Ireland this summer. IRISH AMERICA DAY New Ross, Co Wexford The area is home to the ancestors of John F Kennedy and the Dunbrody Famine Ship & Emigration Centre,...

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Parkes Castle and Lough Gill
Feb28

Parkes Castle and Lough Gill

Located 7.5 miles (12km) from Sligo town, Parkes Castle and a driving tour around Lough Gill make for a wonderful day out. The castle offers several rooms to explore, but a visit is made memorable by walking the high walls and taking in the view of the lake. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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Cliffs of Moher Missing from 7 New Wonders List
Nov11

Cliffs of Moher Missing from 7 New Wonders List

An unexpected early announcement by the New 7 Wonders Foundation of the top ranking 14 candidates in the New 7 Wonders of Nature online global contest were announced today. The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland’s finalist in the global campaign, did not appear in the list and therefore the Cliffs cannot now be named among the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The Cliffs of Moher vote, which had gained significant momentum in the final weeks of the...

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Starlings Over Lough Derg
Nov10

Starlings Over Lough Derg

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo. A chance encounter and shared moment with one of natures greatest and most fleeting phenomena. In one of nature’s amazing occurances, two British women captured a flock of starlings (known as a murmur) over Lough Derg. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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The Burren Gets Special Designation
Sep20

The Burren Gets Special Designation

The unique environment found in northern County Clare known as The Burren has been awarded the prestigious designation of membership of the UNESCO-supported Global Geopark network. The Burren now becomes part of a unique group of world locations that form part of the Global Network of National Geoparks. There are currently 78 Geoparks in 26 countries worldwide and only two other sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland — Copper...

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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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