Best Boutique Hostels and Unique Budget Stays Along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
Aug01

Best Boutique Hostels and Unique Budget Stays Along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

When I suggested we stay in hostels on our Wild Atlantic Way trip, Liam groaned, “I did hostels thirty years ago. I’m waaaaaay beyond the age of traveling like that.” He proceeded to recount tales of waking up to a goat in his room, a bathroom with a clear glass door that didn’t lock, and a blanket covered in creepy-crawlies. I assured him I had vetted the properties on my list and, at the very least, promised clean rooms with no...

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Artists Eye: The World of Ceramics
Sep03

Artists Eye: The World of Ceramics

John Quinn Ceramic Artist from Mark Long on Vimeo. One of Ireland’s leading ceramic artists speaks about his work, inspiration and method. www.bizarroceramics.com. For those visiting Cork, John has also been invited to exhibit at the forthcoming Glucksman Gallery Craft Fair in the city on November 4-6th – www.glucksman.org. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite...

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Cork’s English Market
Jul16

Cork’s English Market

Hidden in plain sight, Cork’s indoor English Market offers a secret city within the center of town. After Ireland With Kids reminded us Don’t Miss the English Market in Cork and RTÉ Radio 1’s Documentary called Cork’s Hidden Village, I’m keen to return. My favorite line from the documentary came from a merchant who followed in her mother’s footsteps in the market, “My mother fed Cork.”...

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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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Quick Trips to Galway, Belfast, Cork and Dublin via Audio Podcast
Apr22

Quick Trips to Galway, Belfast, Cork and Dublin via Audio Podcast

Back in 2008, Tourism Ireland sponsored an audio series that featured travel highlights from short vacations to Galway, Belfast, Cork or Dublin. The four-part series targeted UK travelers, but the information and style appealed to any visitor. The episodes with their fast-paced contributions from reporter Michael Traboulsi offer on-the-spot interviews and commentary on the places he visits. Fortunately, the program is still available...

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Discover the history of Irish whiskey at the Old Midleton Distillery
Jan04

Discover the history of Irish whiskey at the Old Midleton Distillery

Submitted by Phil The historic town of Midleton lies to the east of County Cork, Ireland and has its origins dating back to the 12th century. The name Midleton originates from ‘Mainstir na Corann’, which means ‘The Abbey of the Coir’ and comes from the monastery that was founded by Cistercian Monks in the early 12th century. Unfortunately, the monastery was destroyed in the 19th century and is no longer present. The rich agricultural...

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