Pope John Paul II in Ireland

How well do your know the Papal Visit of 1979?

August 22, 2018

In 1979 Pope John Paul II visited Ireland. It was a huge event in the life of the country and seemed to solidify the position of the Catholic Church in the nation. Events in the years after shook the faith that people had in the institution and the results in recent referenda on same-sex marriage […]

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Rose Of Tralee Greeting

Charting The Popularity Of The Rose Of Tralee: Why It Was More Popular In The 1940’s.

August 20, 2018

The Rose Of Tralee festival is happening right now in the eponymous town. And it seems to remain as popular as ever. Even more so since it’s first run way back in 1959. But mentions of The Rose Of Tralee peaked long before the festival. As you are probably aware the Rose of Tralee Festival […]

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view of the bed in the Guinness gravity bar

Tonight Someone Is Sleeping In The Guinness Gravity Bar

April 24, 2017

It’s Europe’s most popular tourist destination, but tonight only, someone will actually sleep in the Guinness Gravity Bar in Dublin. The iconic glass bar at the top of the Guinness Experience in Dublin is usually a place for crowds of people to try a real Guinness. But staying there overnight is not an option, no […]

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Tweet announcing Ireland's win

Ireland Is Named The Best Place In Europe To Visit – Again!

January 7, 2017

Travel Weekly has been named the best place in Europe by travel agents in the US. This is the third time in a row it has won the award. The poll was conducted by Travel Weekly, the leading weekly newspaper for American travel agents and travel professionals. 15,000 of its members voted. This is the […]

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false teeth smiling

Did You Know Ireland’s Obsessed With Dentists?

December 30, 2016

Think of teeth and dentists and you probably consider one of two clich├ęs; Glow-in-the-dark American teeth or crooked British ones. But in fact Ireland is the 2nd most obsessed country in the world when it comes to dentists. Take a look at this chart from Google on searches for “Dentist”. In first place is Britain […]

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helicopter rescuing a bullock

Coast Guard Rescues Rescuers Rescuing A Bullock. Bullock Dies.

November 15, 2016

A bullock got stranded down in Ballybunion requiring eight Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue members to go and save it. Only four fit in a boat so it had to make two trips. After the second trip the rescue boat had engine trouble and had to return to base, leaving 5 members behind with the […]

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And Once Again The Best Hotel In The World Is In Ireland

October 19, 2016

Irish tourism has a history of winning awards. The latest is the award of Best Hotel In The World from Conde Nast. The magazine has selected the exclusive 20-room Ballyfin Demesne in Co Laois. The hotel opened in 2011 in a Regency mansion situated in a 614-acre estate. If you have heard of it before […]

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Giants Causeway or a tree stump

Did You Know The Giants Causeway Is Actually a Big Tree Stump? This Russian Says So.

September 13, 2016

We knew they were a wonder of the world. What we did;t know was just how special they really are. Of course there are two stories on how the Giants Causeway was created. One says that Finn McCool built a pathway across to Scotland while the other (more boring) version puts it down to volcanic […]

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euro2016 serenade

An Irish Fan Medley Of Euro2016

June 22, 2016

Whatever the result of tonights game against Italy, Euro2016 has been a memorable event for the Irish. And one of the main reasons has been the fans. As usual they brought fun and joy to the event without any trouble. Here’s a little reminder of some of the best moments…

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post box painted red

Dublin Postboxes Turn British Red To Commemorate The Rising

March 23, 2016

In an innovative commemoration of the 1916 Rising An Post has repainted 10 postboxes in Dublin red. The red reflects the color they were painted in 1916 before Irish independence. But the program is more ambitious than just painting them red. Each postbox contains a key word which, when texted to a provided number, returns […]

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