Stairway to Heaven on the Celtic Harp?
Dec10

Stairway to Heaven on the Celtic Harp?

Leave it to Anne Roos to bring us something completely unexpected on the Celtic harp. Both of her two new CDs break from traditional harp tunes and take us to the world of modern popular music. In “Blue Jeans: Modern Pop on the Celtic Hart,” Anne plays her most requested songs from the 1950s to present. These are the tunes we seem to inherently know and can’t resist singing and humming along with. The CD is packed...

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Savoring Handmade Chocolates Just Off Ireland’s Ring of Kerry
Oct04

Savoring Handmade Chocolates Just Off Ireland’s Ring of Kerry

Heading around the Ring of Kerry and want a diversion? Especially one that is delicious? Might I recommend the Skelligs Chocolate Company… We headed on a slight detour off the main Ring of Kerry route onto the Ring of Skellig. This is an even more beautiful drive (if that’s even possible) than the Ring of Kerry. Even better, it lacks the tour buses, as the roads are too small. And, there’s quite a reward for this...

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Three More Celtic CDs You Should Know

Side by Side by The Kane Sisters The air fairly crackles when Liz and Yvonne Kane get together to play their fiddles. That’s something ace box player Sharon Shannon recognized, when she asked them along as part of her touring band for several years. Now well out on their own careers, their album Side by Side offers an adventure into fiddling that is based in the Sligo style — that’s the lively, well-ornamented variety most...

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#106 Touring the NEW Waterford Crystal Factory – VIDEO
Jul15

#106 Touring the NEW Waterford Crystal Factory – VIDEO

The city of Waterford has a new sparkling gem to celebrate its crystal-making history. The new factory and visitor centre, called The House of Waterford, has just opened on the Mall in Waterford city, and the facility is pumping new life into Waterford’s tourism identity. In the past, the old crystal-making giant was located on the road leading out of town making city centre an afterthought for visitors. The new, smaller centre...

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An Evening at the Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet
Jul14

An Evening at the Bunratty Castle Medieval Banquet

The allure of a Medieval Banquet in a 15th Century Irish castle, like the one at Bunratty, has kept the County Clare landmark a preferred stop for travelers to Ireland since the early 1960s. With it being such a well-known experience, I had to ask myself why I hadn’t attended the medieval banquet in any of my previous visits. My main excuse… a fear of tourist traps. I had done medieval banquets and renaissance faires in the US, and...

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Best E-Guidebooks for Ireland Travel
Jun18

Best E-Guidebooks for Ireland Travel

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