5 Pictures that will make you want to move to Connacht

5 Pictures that will make you want to move to Connacht

Connacht is one of the four provinces of Ireland and is made up of five counties Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo. It has the largest number of native Gaelic speakers in Ireland with Gaeltach areas in Galway and Mayo. Four of the counties ...
The Stormin’ Normans

The Stormin’ Normans

The Normans landed in Ireland in 1169, marking the beginning of a very long and turbulent struggle for power between the Irish and the British. After being defeated by King Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair (Rory O’Connor) of Connacht, the ousted ...
Trad in Templebar

Trad in Templebar

The symbol of the Celtic harp gives an idea of the importance of Irish music to the Irish culture. But to  properly experience this atmosphere you have to go to the heart of Dublin when we speak about folk music: Temple Bar. As everybody knows ...

Dunluce castle

  Dunluce Castle History The First castle at Dunluce was built in the 13th century by Richard Og de Burgh the then 2nd earl of Ulster. The castle controlled an important trade route and was in control of the Mc Quillan family from the 13th to the ...
Ulster in Pictures 9 counties 9 pictures

Ulster in Pictures 9 counties 9 pictures

Ulster is the Northern provence of Ireland and although it is used to describe the 6 counties under British rule this is incorrect as Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal are part of the Irish republic. The 9 counties of Ulster have many beauty spots some of ...
An Open-Air Street Art Exhibition

An Open-Air Street Art Exhibition

Street Art If there is one thing that I have learnt staying in Dublin is that when you walk around the streets you always have to open your eyes and look around. Because everywhere you go, you could find an open-air exhibition. Hidden in plain sight ...
From Present to Past Celtic Boyne Valley

From Present to Past Celtic Boyne Valley

Starting the day with the sun rising over Dublin bay, the sea air flowing in on a light breeze, I was ready to see what Ireland’s Celtic Boyne Valley had in store. Ancient burial tombs, the largest Norman castle in Europe, the spiritual center ...
Dublin To The Cliffs Of Moher

Dublin To The Cliffs Of Moher

Dublin to The Cliffs Of Moher For an Eventful Day I am travelling across Ireland towards the west coast to The Cliffs of Moher. Morning fog blankets the fields and obscures the horizon. From Dublin, you travel essentially across the country from east ...

A Tale of Two Olivers

The town of Drogheda on the River Boyne split between Counties Louth and Meath tells the story of two Olivers. One a saint, one a sinner. St. Oliver Plunkett Born 1625 in Loughcrew, County Meath, Oliver Plunkett lived a faithful life. As a young boy ...
7 Irish Abbeys and Monastic Sites

7 Irish Abbeys and Monastic Sites

Ireland was known as the Island of saints and scholars after the Island was converted to Catholicism by our patron Saint Patrick. Many monasteries were founded and some fantastic Abbeys were built by local chieftains and lords. The monks produced some ...
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