Sharing Stories from Donegal
Nov08

Sharing Stories from Donegal

To tell the story of his grandfather’s life, Daniel McGarrigle turned to film, animation, and the “Sharing Stories” project run by the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny (Republic of Ireland) and the Nerve Centre in Derry (Northern Ireland). As part of a social media experiment, “Sharing Stories” is using YouTube and Facebook to promote Daniel’s film “Brighter Days.” Over the next three weeks,...

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Halloween Finds Its Roots in Irish Folklore

Submitted by Kat Behling Each November 1st, a decrepit old woman with an iron hammer appears across the Irish countryside, pummeling the ground with such mighty force that her hammer turns the soil to solid rock. She then takes to the sky casting stones every which way from her massive apron creating majestic, snow-capped mountaintops in her path. Known in Irish folklore as Cailleach, the Goddess of Samhain, she is considered the...

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Dublin on the Liffey
Oct07

Dublin on the Liffey

It wasn’t long after reader Joe Conway sent me a link to Dublin on the Liffey that I found myself hypnotized by Jim Berkeley’s images of Ireland’s capital as reflected by the River Liffey. It’s a whole new way to see Ireland’s capital. Have a look for yourself. www.dublinontheliffey.ie Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish...

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Another Three Irish & Celtic CDs You Should Know
Sep27

Another Three Irish & Celtic CDs You Should Know

A collection featuring the music of Northern Ireland, the debut recording of a New England based Celtic band, and a collaboration of four superstar musicians from Donegal: three more Irish and Celtic recordings to know. Sound Neighbours Is the music of Northern Ireland different from the music in the counties to the south which make up the republic? I’ll give a resounding yes and no on that one. As you’ll know if you’ve spent...

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Cahir Castle
Sep21

Cahir Castle

Among Ireland’s largest and most memorable castles, Cahir Castle in County Tipperary finds its way to the favorites list of many visitors. Dalene and Peter Heck from www.hecktictravels.com would likely agree. The couple shared this image of Cahir Castle… follow the path and it will take you to the enchanted Swiss Cottage. More photos of Cahir at: www.hecktictravels.com/photos/cahir-castle-cahir-ireland...

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The Burren Gets Special Designation
Sep20

The Burren Gets Special Designation

The unique environment found in northern County Clare known as The Burren has been awarded the prestigious designation of membership of the UNESCO-supported Global Geopark network. The Burren now becomes part of a unique group of world locations that form part of the Global Network of National Geoparks. There are currently 78 Geoparks in 26 countries worldwide and only two other sites in Ireland and Northern Ireland — Copper...

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