Pack Your Bags for IrelandTown
Mar16

Pack Your Bags for IrelandTown

Longing for a pint in a Irish Pub? Wishing you were getting your face painted at a St Patrick’s Day Parade? Dreaming of setting sail on a Galway Hooker? Tourism Ireland’s new Facebook game invites everyone to Ireland… well, the digital wonderland they’ve created. The game combines Irish landmarks, traditions, and hungover sheep. Your strawberry blonde “guide” recommends you start things off by...

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Exploring the Standing Stone
Jan13

Exploring the Standing Stone

Some of Ireland’s most interesting and often overlooked sites are it’s most ancient… standing stones, cairns, neolithic tombs. Lucky for us, Irish Firesider Nancy Pedro sent us a link to www.thestandingstone.ie, a site dedicated to these wonderful places. Tom Nelligan has put together an extensive overview of various points in Counties Carlow (23 sites), Kildare (35 sites), Laois (37 sites), Limerick (24 sites),...

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75 Best Irish-Interest Articles and Posts
Dec31

75 Best Irish-Interest Articles and Posts

While ash clouds, winter weather and a financial crisis dominated Irish news this year, our look back on 2010 reveals there were many writers celebrating the wonders of Ireland and Irish culture. We asked our readers to help us choose the very best Irish interest stories of 2010 from sources around the Internet. The result is a list of 75 articles covering Irish travel, culture and topics of interest to the Irish diaspora. So, cozy up...

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Dublin to Doolin with Our Passports with Purpose Winner
Dec18

Dublin to Doolin with Our Passports with Purpose Winner

We’re thrilled to announce that Alison Cornford-Matheson has won our Passports with Purpose 5-Star City and Country Irish Getaway. And even more exciting is that Alison also just happens to be a blogger and photographer, so there’s a good chance we’ll all get to enjoy bits form her trip. Click the images below for a peek at just a few of the photos from her last trip which took her from Dublin on the east coast to...

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Winter In Ireland
Dec04

Winter In Ireland

Ireland’s been hit with an early winter with unusually cold temperatures and even an accumulation of snow. James Burke from County Kilkenny sent us these photos from near his home. Enjoy more of his work at www.biggerpictureweb.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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A Few Favorite Irish Destinations on the New Google Street View
Oct01

A Few Favorite Irish Destinations on the New Google Street View

Last night, Google added Street View to their Ireland maps… that’s the project where they drive all over the world with a car/bike/snowmobile equipped with a camera that takes 360 pictures. Then, anyone in the world can point and click their way around the various routes. Those of us who love Ireland are sure to spend a bit too much time exploring the Emerald Isle with this feature. The amazing thing is that you can...

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