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The Stats About Ireland’s Record-Breaking Summer of 2018

September 6, 2018

This summer is one that will be remembered (assuming global warming doesn’t put it to shame next year). It was a summer that saw records fall for rainfall, temperature and drought. Let’s take a look at the stats from Met Eireann.   Temperatures All mean seasonal temperatures across the country were above their long-term average, […]

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Ireland Is Running Out Of Pubs

September 5, 2018

In a shock state of affairs it turns out the number of pubs across Ireland is dropping. Despite a growing population the number of pubs in the country has dropped from 8,617 in 2005 to 7,140 in 2017. That’s a 17.1% drop in just 12 years. At this rate the country will be effectively pub […]

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Whiskey Helps Ireland Become The Best Travel Experience In Europe

August 30, 2018

Trip Advisor, as you probably know, is one of the busiest travel websites in the world. This gives it a unique view on the pulse of how people travel, what they look for and what they think. After an analysis of their millions of reviews they have just published a report on the worlds best […]

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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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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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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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Ireland Has Been Inhabited For 2,500 Years Longer Than Thought

March 21, 2016

Analysis of a bear bone found in an Irish cave has provided evidence of human existence in Ireland 2,500 years earlier than previously thought. Until now it was thought that Ireland was first inhabited by man about 10,000 years ago. But now analysis of a bear bone shows that man has lived on the island […]

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Drone Footage Of Flooding in Donegal

November 17, 2015

The recent heavy storms have led to a lot of flooding in parts of the country. This video shows the effect on Clady when the River Finn burst its banks.

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Cork Has The Best Street in Ireland And The UK According To British Academics

November 9, 2015

For the first time ever an Irish Street has won the prestigious title of Best Street in Ireland And UK. The title, awarded by the Academy Of Urbanism, was given overwhelmingly to Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork. Oliver Plunkett Street is celebrating its 300th year and was awarded the title based on 7 criteria including […]

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A Very Rare Rothschild Giraffe Has Been Born In Dublin Zoo

November 6, 2015

The number of the most endangered Giraffe species has been increased by 1 following the birth of a male calf in Dublin Zoo. The Rothschild giraffe is one of the most threatened of the nine sub-species of giraffe. Rothschild male giraffes grow to six metres in height and can weigh more than 2,000kg. Fewer than […]

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