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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Ireland’s Cork City Named Best in Travel

Every year Lonely Planet publishes their Best in Travel list. For 2010, the Republic of Ireland’s second largest city, Cork, has made the latest list and for good reason. Cork isn’t a typical Irish town… yet it’s distinctly Irish. What do I mean? Well, Cork still has its traditional storefronts and a wonderful series of narrow side streets, but unlike other Irish cities, during its growth it has stayed low and...

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Titanic Cruise Set to Honor the 100th Anniversary of the Ship’s Tragic End
Oct08

Titanic Cruise Set to Honor the 100th Anniversary of the Ship’s Tragic End

RMS Titanic, originally uploaded by skipgoforth. It’s been 98 years since the RMS Titanic sank in the Atlantic Ocean, and a tour operator, Miles Morgan Travel, is making plans to follow AND FINISH the journey of the doomed ship on its 100th Anniversary. The itinerary includes a memorial service at the site where the ship sank, then onwards to Halifax and New York. The cruise will carry 1,350 passengers (the original journey had...

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