My Perfect Day in Dublin
Feb25

My Perfect Day in Dublin

My perfect day in Dublin begins on Grafton Street in the hours before most businesses open their shutters. The street is usually packed with shoppers and buskers, but at this hour only a few solitary people on their way to office buildings can be seen darting around delivery trucks. The bronze Molly Malone statue fits the street quite well in the morning light without tourists posing in front of her for photographs; however, her low...

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Kids Travel Free on Dublin’s Luas, Aer Lingus Offers Meal Upgrades, and Guinness Bribes People with Free Pints
Feb01

Kids Travel Free on Dublin’s Luas, Aer Lingus Offers Meal Upgrades, and Guinness Bribes People with Free Pints

Here’s a bit of good news for those traveling to Dublin through April of this year. The LUAS (city centre’s light rail line) invites two children to travel for free with a paid adult ticket. So if your family happens to be there for St Paddy’s Day or a spring holiday, hop on board. Here’s a link to the news item: www.thejournal.ie/kids-travel-free-on-the-luas-for-next-three-months-777804-Jan2013/ Meanwhile, Aer...

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15 Websites to Help You Plan Your Trip to Ireland
Dec25

15 Websites to Help You Plan Your Trip to Ireland

You’re going to Ireland, and now you find yourself addicted to the Internet’s all-you-can-eat buffet of Irish travel info. If you’re like most Irish Firesiders, you’re probably spending most of your internet time gobbling up every possible tidbit of info about the Emerald Isle. However, you probably have to worry about things like food, shelter, and a boss who doesn’t include your Irish research on your...

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Christmas in Dublin: Video Postcard
Dec03

Christmas in Dublin: Video Postcard

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Book a Luxury Room in Dublin in a Blink
Aug21

Book a Luxury Room in Dublin in a Blink

Last minute booking applications for your iPhone or mobile device are becoming more and more popular. A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to try out the Blink App, designed to allow people to book deeply discounted luxury hotel rooms at the last minute. And by last minute, they mean really last minute – for that night only! I downloaded the app and was surprised to be immediately greeted with a countdown timer. You see, the...

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Ireland in Bloom
Jun01

Ireland in Bloom

This weekend Dublin hosts Ireland’s biggest gardening event called BLOOM IN THE PARK. As much as I would love to be there, I won’t be arriving for a few more weeks, so I poked around for garden festivals going on this summer. Tralee Garden Festival www.holidaytralee.com/garden_festival.html 15 June – 17 June Galway Garden Festival www.galwaygardenfestival.com 14 July – 15 July Carlow Garden Festival...

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