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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Raising Intercultural Kids
Jan24

Raising Intercultural Kids

We get a lot of requests for tips for traveling with children… and we’re always happy to offer our suggestions (like a visit to www.irelandwithkids.com). In addition to finding amazing places to take your kids, there are many other ways to prepare your children for experiencing new cultures. Our friends Dr. Jessie Voigts and her daughter Lillie Forteau over at www.wanderingeducators.com have written a nice resource guide...

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Irish Christmas Music: Spectacular Sister Acts
Dec13

Irish Christmas Music: Spectacular Sister Acts

This holiday season has Irish Firesider Pam Stucky thinking about great tunes. Here are two brilliant CDs she recommends from two amazing sister acts: Sephira Starlight The brand new Christmas CD “Sephira Starlight” features Ruth O’Leary and Joyce O’Leary, violists/vocalists/sisters from Ireland. Ruth and Joyce, who together are Sephira, toured for two years with the group Celtic Thunder and are now touring on their own with their...

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5 Tips for Using Dublin Bikes
Oct30

5 Tips for Using Dublin Bikes

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Booking a B&B… on Your iPhone!
Jul21

Booking a B&B… on Your iPhone!

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2011 Emerald Awards
Jun25

2011 Emerald Awards

Every year I present awards for the “best of the best” in Ireland. From lodgings to restaurants to pubs. I am extremely particular about places that I personally recommend. Even more so for those receiving an award. For 2011 I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Emerald Awards. Congratulations to all the winners! Hotel of the Year: Kilronan Castle in Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon Guesthouse of the Year:...

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