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The Stradbally Steam Rally in Ireland

Monday dawned a gorgeous sunny day and Stradbally Hall opened its beautiful gates to invite the crowds into the long anticipated annual event dating...

The Bray to Greystones Cliff Trail Hike in Ireland

The Bray to Greystones Cliff Trail Hike in Ireland
An outstanding day hike trail for both city-dwellers and rural residents alike. The walk along the sea between Bray and Greystones mixes both the...

3 Great Songs Played on the Irish Bouzouki in Ireland

"The Banks of the Moy" Lyrics: "The Banks of the Moy" One night as I went on my rambles from Swinford to sweet Ballyvee Sure I met...

What in the world is an Irish Bouzouki?

Ok, this is an Irish Bouzouki, not to be confused with a Greek Bouzouki. It came to Ireland with a big belly and it...

Stinging Nettles in Ireland

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Neantóg (Irish for stinging nettles) is a plant very similar to a poison ivy. When traveling around Ireland, please beware of this as it...

Childish Wonder in Ireland

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As the clouds roll in and the grey covers the sky once again I am grateful; grateful for my babies; grateful for little glimpses of sunshine, wonder, childish enthusiasm, and friendly strangers. This is Ireland.

Destination: Donegal

If you're thinking of taking a trip to Donegal, do it. Well, read this, then do it.

Mount Usher Gardens

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This year, for my mom's birthday, I wanted to take her to someplace beautiful. She loves gardens and flowers, so I typed into Google:...

A Day at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

The air was crisp and clean as we piled out of our Grand scenic bundling the kids and filling the buggies with warm blankets. Though there was no snow on the ground, the chilly winter weather had me thinking twice about walking around too much; however, the excitement of getting to see this castle and Irish folk park had me raring to go. I've heard from many people that Bunratty was a "must see" and now I can join the chorus.

Bennettsbridge, County Kilkenny

If you've been to any high end gift shop in Ireland, you've no doubt seen Nicholas Mosse pottery at some stage. (Whether you knew...

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