Five Irish Wedding Traditions Explained
Sep09

Five Irish Wedding Traditions Explained

Like most cultures around the world, the Irish have their own set of standards and traditions associated with weddings that go back hundreds of years, many to the very root of their Gaelic heritage. To outsiders some of these practices may seem a little foreign, even odd at times which is why we’ve come up with this list of the top five most commonly seen, (and least commonly understood) Irish wedding traditions: Lucky Irish Horseshoe...

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Q & A: Ireland Travel Checklist
May15

Q & A: Ireland Travel Checklist

Do you happen to have a countdown/to do list for getting ready for a trip to Ireland? We leave on June 1st. I feel like I should be doing something, but not sure where to start. — Katie Malloy (@Mini_Malloys) via Twitter Katie, no matter how much I plan, I always feel like I’m forgetting something… so I understand how you’re feeling. There’s no one-size-fits-all checklist, but here are the things on my...

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6 Tips for Choosing a Tour in Ireland
Mar16

6 Tips for Choosing a Tour in Ireland

There’s an Irish motor coach tour (bus tour) for foodies, history buffs, golfers, ghost hunters, castle-lovers, even new-agers, but year after year tourists can’t resist the itinerary that has been bedazzled with the longest list of sites… no matter how many hours they’ll end up bumping around in the bus. If you’re finding yourself wooed by the big-list tour, PUT DOWN THE BROCHURE! It’s those laundry list...

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The Secrets to Blending in at an Irish Pub Revealed!
Mar09

The Secrets to Blending in at an Irish Pub Revealed!

When most people come to visit Ireland, they have a long list of places to see and things to do. High on that list is usually a pint of Guinness at a local pub to soak up the local culture. Here are a few tips from visitor-turned-local Emily Westbrooks to keep you from looking like a tourist at the pub – including what to order, wear and avoid. How to Blend in at the Pub >> Emily Westbrooks is a freelance writer from Maine...

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When is the Best Time to Visit Ireland?
Mar04

When is the Best Time to Visit Ireland?

  Any day is a good day to visit Ireland, but depending on your interests, you may determine there are “better” times. Here’s my take on when to plan your trip. Weather Irish weather likes to keep meteorologists on their toes. As a guest, you could enjoy sunny, warm conditions in February or wet, cold days in August. Heck, you could have rain lashing at your ankles in the morning and find yourself taking in the sun on the...

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Irish and Celtic Music Jackpot
Mar01

Irish and Celtic Music Jackpot

Here’s an exciting find. Celtic harpist Anne Roos has teamed up with Irish and Celtic Music Podcast host Marc Gunn to give you a hearty supply of Irish and Celtic music for your St Patrick’s Day celebrations! For a limited time, you’ll get a FREE Best of the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast CD when you place an order with Anne. Be sure to mention Irish Fireside in the “add questions or comments about your...

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