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Harvert Time Blues

Harvest Time Blues

Lovers of blues from all over Ireland and beyond converge on Monaghan in September for this festival which has grown in stature every year …

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Fringefest, Dublin

Dublin Fringe Festival

The term 'fringe' may suggest this is a relatively small event. It isn't, running in the weeks prior to the Dublin Theatre Festival it …

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Waterford Harvest Festival

Waterford Harvest Festival

Waterford Harvest Festival celebrates the food and food heritage of Waterford and is all about local food. As a coastal county with a rich …

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Clonakilty Guitar Festival

Clonakilty International Guitar Festival

For lovers of guitar music this is the place to be in September. Although the full line up for 2009 is not yet known, …

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Places to See »

Inside Marble Arch Caves

Marble Arch Caves

Marble Arch caves are Ireland largest caves, both in terms of the extent and the sheer hugeness of some of the internal spaces. The caves …

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Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey

Jerpoint Abbey was founded in the 1160s by Cistercians, a contemplative order of monks which originated in France, on land granted by the King of Ossory, Donal …

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Donegal Castle

Donegal Castle

When it was originally built in 1474 by Hugh O’Donnell, chief of the O’Donnell clan, Donegal Castle was among the most impressive castles in the country, …

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Colclough walled garden

Colclough Walled Garden

The work of heroic local volunteers has seen this typical Georgian walled garden, with both ornamental and kitchen gardens, transformed from overgrown ruin to …

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Things to Do »

Delphi Activity Centre

Delphi Activity Centre

Delphi Adventure centre is located in one of the most remote and beautiful parts of Ireland and provides a range of water sports and …

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Carne Golf Club

The (love it or hate it) Golf Links Tour: Ireland North

An itinerary sweeping around the north coast of Ireland, with great day by day itineraries for non-golfers and some of the world's best links …

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Killary Harbour

Killary Adventure Centre

Located on the shore of the remote and lovely Killary Fjord, this busy and popular adventure centre offers, among other things, kayaking, wind surfing, …

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Golf in Ireland

Tips for Golfing in Ireland

Most golfing visitors to Ireland are especially keen to play on our famous links courses, but you'll need to be equipped for the challenge. Don't …

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Touring Ireland »

Soup - Lunchtime bargain in Ireland

10 Money Saving Tips for Visiting Ireland

Your precious vacation is for enjoying treats, having a little more luxury than normal and being able to relax – you don’t want to …

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Obama mania in Moneygall

O’Bama and other Irish presidents

Many US presidents have had connections to Ireland, from Andrew Jackson in the early 18th century right up to Barack Obama. But none of …

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People on a Dublin Street

How to Behave in Ireland!

People in Ireland are generally pretty laid back and casual but it is useful for visitors to know how a little about to behave …

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Ireland tour bus

Choosing a Tour Operator

Picking the right tour company to organise your trip to Ireland is the first major decision you take when planning your vacation - and …

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Ireland & the Irish »

Irish surnames

Origin & Meaning of Irish Surnames

Although many of the most common surnames or family names in Ireland have a history that stretches back to our Celtic ancestors, quite a …

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Hurling

Hurling: A traditional Irish Sport

Hurling is a traditional Irish sport whose origins go back more than 700 years and which is still hugely popular today. Its a fast paced …

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tea-brack

Irish Tea Brack

This deliciously fruity cross between cake and bread is traditionally eaten at Halloween in Ireland. There are a number of fun traditions associated with brack, …

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Crubeens

Traditional Foods of Ireland

From Irish stew to soda bread, black pudding to drisheen, these are some of the dishes and recipes that Irish people have cooked for …

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