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Forgotten Irish Town Names

Hello, I’m trying to identify a town or district from 1665 in County Armagh. It was listed on the Hearth Money Rolls as Ballynegirne or BallynGirney. Do you recognize these names? Thanks for your help.

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Village Education

Did nuns teach children in Irish villages during the early 20th century?

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December visit

Hello, we are planning a Christmas trip to Ireland with our four grown kids (mid 20s). We are booked in Dublin from Dec. 24-Dec. 30, but then my husband and I would like to stay until Jan. 1 and see something outside of Dublin. Would the Cliffs of Moher be a risky bet that time […]

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4 day itinerary question

Hi, Thank you for this site. It has been helpful! We are arriving in Shannon on this Thursday night. We plan to follow your Burren journey. Not sure if we will make it a one or 2 day journey. Then I was thinking of staying at Cois-Na-Sionna and taking the Shannon ferry in the morning […]

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Food in Pubs after 9pm

At several different pubs in the north-west of Ireland we were told it is illegal for them to serve food after 9pm. What is the reason for this? Does it have to do with restaurant licensing?

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Hypothetical: Sheep Herding in Ireland

If, hypothetically, a young American man were interested in the humble endeavor of sheep herding in rural Ireland, but didn’t really have any pertinent experience, what’s the likelihood that he could find a kindly shepherd to apprentice under?

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Natural history visit to The Burren

We will be traveling with a group tour and spending several days in Galway. One day is designated as a “free” day, and my husband and I are interested in seeing the nature of The Burren more than the man-made sights. Where can we go to best see the geology and wildflowers?

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GAA Championships

Which stadium is the GAA championship played?

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Rental Cars Dublin Airport

Hello, There are many reviews on car rentals from Dublin airport, both good and bad, mostly bad. Do you have an opinion on which is the best company? Regards, Paul

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where can I immerse myself in traditional culture?

I'm a student from dublin and would like to take two or three days off to explore and enjoy some truely unique irish spots, not the typical, The Burren, Cliff of Moher spots, the more local gems that you never really hear about.

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8 nights in Ireland-In/Out Shannon-Itinerary advice?

Hello everybody! My husband and I are going to Ireland at the end of the month (very spur of the moment), and we are clueless!! I would really appreciate any advice people can give us on how to break down our trip.

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Leitrim to Giants Causeway

Can anyone please tell me if its possible to drive from Co Leitrim to the Giants Causeway and back in one day. ??? If not, is there a quicker way, ie, by flying or train.

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