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Travel in Focus: Things to do in Dublin

Travel in Focus is a monthly feature highlighting the best travel tips and suggestions for a particular place from around the web.  Check out the internet’s best travel writing about Dublin to help you plan your trip!  This month’s theme will help you find the best things to do in Dublin Ireland! Things to do […]

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Looking Down the Road: A Gypsy Caravan Holiday; A Unique Travel Experience

When a coworker told me that I could rent a Gypsy caravan, complete with horse and use it to explore the Irish countryside I really thought that she was joking at first.  After a Google search, I saw that she was telling me the honest to gosh truth, and the idea fascinated me. I love […]

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What to See In Ireland : The Best Neolithic Passage Tombs

If you are a lover of ancient Irish history looking for ideas for what to see in Ireland, a visit to the Boyne Valley and Newgrange should be on your Ireland itinerary.  There are over 39 Celtic burial tombs in the Boyne Valley, making this one of the most target rich environments in all of […]

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Kilmainhaim Gaol Stone Breakers yard

Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin: At the Crossroads of History in Ireland

Kilmainham Gaol, a historic Victorian jail in Dublin, Ireland. Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin has been at the epicenter of the tumultuous storm of Irish history since it was built in 1796. This place has been woven into the tapestry of Irish history through its role as a holding place for those on the wrong side of multiple […]

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Looking Down the Road: Renting a Canal Boat; A Great Way to Explore Europe For Families

I stumbled across the idea of renting a houseboat to explore the canals of Europe a couple of years ago and I became completely transfixed.  What a great way to get off the beaten path and visit un-touristy small towns and villages while leisurely drifting past some incomparable scenery! The idea of renting a houseboat (or a […]

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What to see in Northern Ireland: Let the Fairies Roll Your Car Uphill at Spelga Dam

“Did she really just say that Fairies would roll our car up a hill?”  I asked my husband as we walked away, detailed directions in hand for a pleasant afternoon of driving through the Northern Ireland countryside.  We had stopped in a tourist information office looking for advice about what to see in Northern Ireland. The […]

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Leo Burdock's fish and chips in Dublin

Where to Find The Best Fish and Chips in Dublin

I love fish and chips. I crave them at odd moments when I am not expecting it. The thought of that greasy, salty goodness makes me salivate. I have yet to find fish and chips here in the US that measures up to what we have had across the pond, so seeking out the best […]

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Spring flowers in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin

A Springtime/Easter Photo for you!

Happy Easter (or happiest of Springs and merry Notsnowday for those here in the North and for those who are not into Easter). Here is a springtime photo for you to enjoy. Spring flowers in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin

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Must See in Ireland: Newgrange and the Hill of Tara

The small church in the graveyard at the Hill of Tara, Ireland As soon as were on the lush, green hillside a sense of peace and quiet settled upon us like the weight of a heavy blanket.  It was the same sort of hush that you sense upon entering the sanctuary of cathedral or a […]

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Celtic Whiskey Shop Dublin

Best Pubs for Irish Whiskey in Dublin

If you are interested in Irish whiskey and you are in Dublin, your first stop should be to the Celtic Whiskey Shop at 27-28 Dawson Street.  This is a great place to learn a little bit about Irish whiskey, perhaps taste a sample or two and pick up some souvenirs from their wide selection of […]

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