Drawn In By the Burren
Jul08

Drawn In By the Burren

I have been to the Burren area in Co. Clare and Co. Galway a number of times. Initially I was addicted to the prehistoric tombs most popularly recognized by the example of Poulnabrone, one of Ireland’s most photographed dolmens. Then I found a book at a used book store. “Forgotten Stones: Ancient Church Sites of the Burren and Environs” by Averil Swinfen was published in 1992. It is a collection of photographs and sketches of...

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Artists Eye: Coast of Clare
Jul05

Artists Eye: Coast of Clare

The Coast of Clare by Jacqueline White www.jwhiteart.com This is a scene off the Coast Road in County Clare between Fanore and Doolin includes a view of Galway in the far distance. Jacqueline painted, ‘Coast of Clare’ on location on a warm July day during a 2-week stay in the Burren. Her ancestors hail from Headford and Kilgarven, in County Kerry, and she has visited twice from her home state of Connecticut. Jacqueline...

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#119 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland – AUDIO
Jul04

#119 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland – AUDIO

Episode Guide – Podcast #119 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland Jody Halsted from www.irelandwithkids.com gives her tips for traveling with the kids as well as shares her secrets to finding fairies on the Emerald Isle. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Show Notes: 01:00 What makes Ireland perfect for traveling with family? 01:40 How is traveling Ireland different from elsewhere? 02:40 How do you prepare your kids for...

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In Gratitude to Lady Gregory
Jul01

In Gratitude to Lady Gregory

If you love old Irish stories and tales, chances are you’ve heard one through the storytelling of Lady Gregory. Who Was Lady Gregory? Born Isabella Augusta Persee on March 5, 1852 in County Galway, she married Sir W.H. Gregory, a widower who was several decades old than she. They lived in London where they were often visited by such creative minds of the age as Robert Browning, Lord Alfred Tennyson, Sir John Everett Millais, and Henry...

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Artist Eye: Changing Mood on the Wild Coast of Western Ireland
Jun27

Artist Eye: Changing Mood on the Wild Coast of Western Ireland

Changing Mood by Diana Marshall www.dianamarshallfineart.com This scene from the wild coast of western Ireland in the county of Galway reveals a place where the weather can change rapidly, transforming the scenery from bright and calm to wild and moody and back again in a short span of time. Diana has practiced her art throughout Europe, but she calls Dublin home. . About Artist’s Eye on Ireland In this feature, we highlight...

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2011 Emerald Awards
Jun25

2011 Emerald Awards

Every year I present awards for the “best of the best” in Ireland. From lodgings to restaurants to pubs. I am extremely particular about places that I personally recommend. Even more so for those receiving an award. For 2011 I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Emerald Awards. Congratulations to all the winners! Hotel of the Year: Kilronan Castle in Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon Guesthouse of the Year:...

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