Hand woven Irish tweed is a wonderful and timeless fabric that never goes out of fashoin, and tweed is one product that is definitely best bought in Ireland.
The colours traditionally used in Irish Tweed reflect the colours in the Irish landscape, although it has also been woven in more vibrant shades for high fashion garments.Read More
Aran sweaters, hats and scarves are a popular purchase in Ireland, with their fascinating history and intricate patterns. But it is a case of buyer beware, as not all Aran is created equal!
A lot of misinformation surrounds the history of Aran knitting – it is a wonderful craft, but not as ancient a one as many people believe.Read More
Traditional stitch patterns in Aran sweaters include the wonderfully named tree of life, blackberry, honeycomb, moss, diamond and lattice patterns.
However in spite of the fact that meanings are commonly attributed to each stitch pattern, the reality is that they evolved because they looked nice.Read More
The Dublin Pass is a widely advertised card which gives free entry to many of Dublin’s major tourist attractions. At first glance it seems like a no-brainer to get this card if you’re visiting Dublin – but is it?
Our answer is a definite… maybe! Read on to discover whether or not the pass will be a good buy for you, or whether it will actually cost you moneyRead More
Deciding whether a Dublin pass is a good buy for you means deciding how many of the attractions to which it gives entrance are ones you want to visit. Some of the best attractions on the list are free to enter anyway, so this isn’t as easy as it seems.
This full list of Dublin Pass attractions, with our ratings of each added, will help you decide if it will work for you.Read More
The Dublin Pass is definitely not always good value – but it can be with a little forward planning.
We have itineraries for three different days out in Dublin, including one designed for kids, which are not only interesting and fun, but ensure that you get maximum value from your Dublin pass.Read More