Dolly Parton in a Kerry pub

Dolly Parton goes to the Pub

So, Dolly Parton came to Ireland on her holidays. Like almost every other visitor, she ended up at a traditional music session at a pub in Kerry. Here’s what happened …

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Great Irish Vacation Video

A really great Irish vacation video – I love it!

A wonderful video of the three weeks a Canadian couple spent visiting Ireland. A must see for anyone planning a trip, for anyone who lives in Ireland or really …

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Apologies & Changes

For a long time I’ve been really guilty about the Ask About Ireland section of this site. The basic problem is I’ve been ignoring it, not because I don’t want …

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Free 1st Wednesdays Dublin

Ireland is Free on Wednesdays!

There is free entrance each Wednesday to all historic buildings, monuments and other sites in Ireland that are in the care of the Heritage Council of Ireland. So, get ready …

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Free listings for events in Ireland

Psst – want free publicity for your event?

All event and festival organisers work with limited budgets, so you'd think that they would be keen to take advantage of any free publicity they can get. So why does …

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What the heck my wife just died, by Infomatique

The streets of Dublin

An Irish photographer is embarked on a project to record the streets of Dublin city, their buildings and the people who use them. There are now more than 28,000 images …

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How to escape your teenagers

Family holidays change a bit as kids get older. Not all teenagers are overcome with joy by the thought of 2 weeks touring with their parents. Truth be told not …

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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 them is Irish man with the …

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Photo by by azizul hadi

7 Reasons why the recession is a good thing

Yes, Ireland is broke. Yes, there is a flood of bad and depressing economic news. But there is an upside, and there are good reasons why visiting during a recession …

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Twelve Things to do in Ireland

This list is not about famous places, just suggestions for some things to do in Ireland that will make for memorable experiences or that you can't really do anywhere else. None …

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Bewleys Ballsbridge, by infomatique

Bad News is Good News

The Irish newspapers are full of doom and gloom about the tourism industry today. The number of visitors to Ireland fell in 2008 for the first time in 7 years, with …

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Bring back Little Christmas!

Today is the Feast of the Epiphany, so Christmas is officially over and it’s the day traditionally known as Little Christmas or Women’s Christmas in Ireland. Tradition dictates that on …

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