Highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way
Jun13

Highlights of the Wild Atlantic Way

You may have heard about Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way… the world’s longest defined coastal driving route. It’s quite spectacular and the folks at the Dunloe Hotel put together a little infographic that I thought did a nice job of featuring some of the highlights along the...

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My Introduction to Irish Tug-of-War
May18

My Introduction to Irish Tug-of-War

For me, every visit to Ireland starts off with a round of visits to cousins and neighbors. This week when I met up with my cousin John; and after we caught up on all the news, he had an interesting request… he asked for my boarding pass. Yes, that little piece of paper that seems to follow me around everywhere I go… even after leaving the airport. It ends up, his tug-of-war club is applying for a grant, and part of...

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Today is Riverdance’s 20th Birthday
Apr30

Today is Riverdance’s 20th Birthday

It’s hard to believe that 20 years ago a little dance act took to the stage while Ireland was hosting the Eurovision song contest and kicked off the international sensation known as Riverdance. The segment was quickly extended into a full-length show and has been touring the world ever since. Here’s a link to the original segment… you’ll see why it wowed the...

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A Special Gift for You: Remarkable Places in Ireland FREE eBook Download
Mar16

A Special Gift for You: Remarkable Places in Ireland FREE eBook Download

Happy St Patrick’s Day March 17th is always a great day around the Irish Fireside… with everyone sporting green and celebrating with their unique family traditions. This year, I wanted to add to the festivities by giving you something very special. It’s an advance look at my new ebook called “Remarkable Places in Ireland: Part One.” As the title suggests, it’s about sites in Ireland; and it’s...

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Irish Travel Links Galore
Mar11

Irish Travel Links Galore

Jessie over at Wandering Educators has been generous enough to share a collection of her favorite Irish travel. I’d encourage you to check out her hefty list....

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Ireland and the Oscars… Your Pre-Awards Night Reading Material
Mar02

Ireland and the Oscars… Your Pre-Awards Night Reading Material

Tonight is Oscar night… Hollywood’s big night. As a result, there are several stories in the news that have ties to both the movies and Ireland. Here are a few you might enjoy: ‘Philomena’ deserves Oscar for best road trip Discovering Wicklow, Ireland’s movie capital Why Hollywood is the best travel agent in town Five Irish ‘near misses’ at the Oscars Video: Philomena Lee preps for Oscars at Oscar Wilde party...

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