Ireland’s 1916 Rising: Personalities & Perspectives
May05

Ireland’s 1916 Rising: Personalities & Perspectives

  On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, at a time when Ireland was an integral part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, seven Irishmen proclaimed the establishment of the Irish Republic, nominating themselves as its provisional government.   Together with 1,400 poorly armed followers, they occupied a number of prominent buildings near the centre of Dublin, the General Post Office in Sackville Street (now O’Connell...

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If Ireland Were My Home…
Apr29

If Ireland Were My Home…

A lot of our readers dream of what it would be like to make Ireland their home. The website www.IfItWereMyHome.com offers a snapshot of how your life might be different if you called another country home. For example, if an American called Ireland home… the numbers indicate they would: use 52.66% less electricity consume 29.63% less oil have 29.03% more chance of being unemployed spend 53.77% less money on health care have 15.3%...

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Equitrekking in the Irish Countryside
Apr27

Equitrekking in the Irish Countryside

Here are some of Ireland’s best horseback riding destinations from www.Equitrekking.com. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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Thin Places in Ireland
Apr24

Thin Places in Ireland

Ireland is loaded with “Thin Places,” and Mindie Burgoyne put together this video loaded with some of her favorites set to a tune from Anne Roos. You can listen to our interview with Mindie in Podcast Episode #115. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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20 Years of Ireland Dream Trip
Apr14

20 Years of Ireland Dream Trip

We’re proud of the Irish Fireside’s five exciting years on the internet… but our efforts pale in comparison to “Ireland Dream Trip” author and www.IrelandYes.com hostess Michele Erdvig. Her book has been providing expert Irish travel advice for twenty years — I’m sure the first edition was published when Michele was a teenager In honor of her landmark year, Michele is giving away a copy of...

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On the Hunt for Green Travel in Ireland
Mar24

On the Hunt for Green Travel in Ireland

Green travel, ethical tourism, reducing carbon footprint — whatever name you give it, awareness of environmental concerns while traveling has inched its way into discussions of Irish itineraries. In that conversation, one voice that stands out– Catherine Mack, columnist for the Irish Times, contributor to www.greentraveller.co.uk, and author of Ecotourism Handbook for Ireland. Irish Firesiders may recognize her Craft...

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