Safer Travel in Ireland
Apr07

Safer Travel in Ireland

When it comes to crime, Ireland’s considered a pretty safe place for travelers. Overall, crimes against tourists are rare and violent crimes are even rarer. Therefore, the usual travel precautions apply… be aware of your surroundings, watch your belongings, lock your door, don’t leave valuables in your car, etc. In 2009, reports of crimes against tourists in Ireland dropped from 380 to 354… numbers that are almost in line...

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Celtic and Irish Topiary Art from Michelle Masters
Dec23

Celtic and Irish Topiary Art from Michelle Masters

Michelle Masters has offered a wonderful package of her Irish-themed artwork for the giveaway. Including a box of cards, lavender sachet and guest towel featuring the Topiary Claddagh. Her illustrations combine a whimsical Irish spirit with formal knotwork designs. Michelle also has a full line of notecards to send a cheerful message and her linens and pillows provide charming accents for every room in the home. Her work is available...

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Celtic Quilting
Dec22

Celtic Quilting

This week we’ll be giving away a copy of Celtic Fantasy Rhapsody Quilts from Ricky Tims. It’s a book from CT Publications. Since this is a very special gift for people with a special interest in quilting, I thought it would be a good idea make sure this ended up in the hands of someone who would appreciate it. If you or someone you know has a special interest in quilt-making. Please leave a comment below about interest in...

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$200 Savings to Tour with the Ireland Expert

We got our first peek at Pat and John Preston’s tours of Ireland when we met up with them and their group when they stopped in Adare. We had loads of fun, and it was clear that the tour members were enjoying the time of their life as well. The Preston’s lead a couple of tours a year, but there’s good news for their Springtime in Ireland tour. Booking now means a couple can save $200 on airfare. It’s a special...

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Home to Ireland

Submitted by Jim Sanford My mother Margaret, (nee Hogan), through stories and song, instilled in me at an early age a great sense of pride and interest in our Irish ancestry. I never fully understood the significance of those feelings until at age fifty-three my wife, Betty, and I traveled to the Emerald Isle for the first time. Since that first trip in 1997, we have made five more visits, most recently in June of 2006, each time...

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The October E-Newsletter Has Been Sent

If you’ve subscribed to our enewsletter, it should be waiting for you in your inbox. We featured all kinds Irish travel/Irish-American interest topics this month… some have appeared in this blog, others have not. You can have a look-see HERE. You can also review our archives by clicking the E-Newsletter link in the navigation bar above. If you’re not on our e-mail list, you can sign up by clicking the link a HERE....

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