5 Websites that will Help You Get More from Ireland’s The Gathering
Jan04

5 Websites that will Help You Get More from Ireland’s The Gathering

In 2013, Ireland is hosting what they are calling The Gathering, a year dedicated to welcoming home the Irish scattered around the globe. While many companies and communities are using this branding strictly for marketing and media play, there are a few places offering useful resources for visitors.   The Gathering www.thegatheringireland.com This event-based website provides an extensive list of for that are searchable by date,...

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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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Six Websites We’re Thankful For
Nov22

Six Websites We’re Thankful For

There’s a tradition in the United States that on the third Thursday of November citizens take a moment to reflect on the things for which they are thankful. It’s a lovely custom that means something different for every family… for some it’s early-morning shopping (or now late-night shopping) or American football or parades or time with family or simply a day to reflect. For us, it’s also a day to look to...

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Q & A: Caravans, Camping, and Glamping in Ireland
May11

Q & A: Caravans, Camping, and Glamping in Ireland

My wife and I travel in the US in our motor home, mostly in Arizona. We were wondering if there are campgrounds in Ireland and if we can rent an RV (recreational vehicle) while we’re there? — Jesse Marcus via email Absolutely. there are a handful companies offering motor home rentals, and there are well over 100 campgrounds scattered across the country. Tent camping is also popular and facilities are available to rent gear...

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A Delightful Chat About Ireland’s Ring of Kerry – AUDIO
Nov26

A Delightful Chat About Ireland’s Ring of Kerry – AUDIO

There’s no shortage of information about County Kerry, Ireland, but I couldn’t help feeling enchanted by the place hearing Jessie Voigts talk about Ireland’s most famous corner on The Amateur Traveler Podcast. Gotta admit, Jessie’s giggle is contagious, and she was was quite honest about the Kingdom County’s abundance of tourists while still showcasing its appeal. Yes, it’s got a lot of tourists....

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Irish Coin Cufflinks Giveaway
Sep02

Irish Coin Cufflinks Giveaway

We love these Irish Coin Cufflinks… beautiful, nostalgic, and they’re handcrafted in Ireland. For those who don’t know, each cufflink is made from the coins used in Ireland before the arrival of the euro in 2002. Irish Coin Cufflinks has been busy turning these beauties into, well, cufflinks. And they are giving one lucky Irish Firesider a set of 1968 3d Cufflinks (those are the ones with the Irish hare on them). To...

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