Ireland Freebies!
Jul01

Ireland Freebies!

We love Freebies! Heritage Ireland and the Office of Public Works is offering free admissions to most of their sites on the first Wednesday of each month for the remainder of 2011. The only places not included are Glenveigh Castle, Co. Donegal and Muckross House, Gardens & Farms, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Tourists who plan on doing a lot of sightseeing in Ireland should think about buying a Heritage Pass. It will save money in...

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Magical Irish Roads: Bunny Lane
Jun07

Magical Irish Roads: Bunny Lane

Serendipity and enchantment are never far from the surface in Ireland. You will find it when you least expect it. Perhaps it is just around the corner, up a little hill or down a crooked path. You may find it under an arched stone bridge, on the seashore or hidden by a lake in the mountains. If you are bold enough to stray off the beaten path and let yourself be “fairy-led” you too might find your own Bunny Lane. Where is Bunny Lane?...

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Michele’s Hot Deals in Ireland 2011
Feb03

Michele’s Hot Deals in Ireland 2011

Save money and get some great deals and offers in Ireland. Give your budget a break; get a discount, special extra or an upgrade by staying in excellent accommodations throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. All of these offers are from reputable lodgings that I have personally inspected and stayed at. All are reviewed in my book  Ireland Dream Trip. “Your name is magic in Ireland.” Or so I’ve been told. Use my name – Michele Erdvig...

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Plan Your Trip to Ireland in Ten Easy Steps
Jan06

Plan Your Trip to Ireland in Ten Easy Steps

By Michele Erdvig 1. Plan Ahead Whether you will visit Ireland for three days or three weeks your vacation time is limited. You are using your hard-earned cash to see Ireland. Think of each day, hour and minute you are in Ireland as money trickling away through an hourglass. Why spend precious “Ireland time” looking for accommodations, planning routes or deciding on sightseeing? Do it now!  By spending your free time in advance...

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Filmed in Ireland: “An Old Fashioned Christmas”
Dec15

Filmed in Ireland: “An Old Fashioned Christmas”

Ireland is a prime location for making movies. In October 2010 while I was visiting Bunratty Folk Park I discovered that a movie for the Hallmark Channel was being filmed. As I stopped to watch, I recognized the main actress Jacqueline Bisset among some Irish character actors and several young actors who were unfamiliar to me. A crowd had gathered to quietly watch the fascinating process. It was a period drama with Victorian costumes,...

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Bushmills Irish Kiss
May13

Bushmills Irish Kiss

Last December Bit shared her recipe for a chocolaty delicious drink called an Irish Kiss. This month I would like to share with everyone a Bushmills Irish Kiss. It is a refreshing beverage for hot summer evenings as you study your map of Ireland planning your next big trip to the Emerald Isle. Bushmills Irish Kiss 1 ½ ounces Bushmills whiskey 1 oz. Peach schnapps 2 oz. Orange juice 5 oz. Ginger ale Add ice and garnish with a lime...

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