• Cloughmor Stone, Co. Down.
  • Cloughmor Stone, Co. Down.
  • Benbulben, Co. Sligo.
  • Clew Bay, Co. Mayo.
  • Newgrange, Co. Meath.
 
  • You know you are Irish when…

    You know you are Irish when…
    We have compiled a list of 25 signs you will only understand if you are Irish and if you have experienced the majority of them then you definately are Irish:  1. Tea is the solution to every problem 2. You are always grand 3. You lived in mortal fear of leaving the immersion on. 4. You…
     
  • Top 10 places in Mayo to see before you die

    Top 10 places in Mayo to see before you die
    1. Keem Bay Keem Bay  is located past Dooagh village in the west of Achill Island in County Mayo, Ireland. It contains a Blue Flag beach. The bay was formerly the site of a basking shark fishery. There is an old British army lookout post on the top of Moyteoge to the bay's south. To…
     
  • Worldwide poll: Irish accent is sexiest in the world!

    Worldwide poll: Irish accent is sexiest in the world!
    Men with an Irish accent have the sexiest accent in the world after topping a poll of 5,000 women worldwide, while the French accent only came fourth, just ahead of Australian. The Italians were in second, the native language of stars such as jockey Frankie Dettori. In third place was the Scottish burr, made famous by actor Sean Connery English…
     
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  • Ireland “friendliest country in the world” according to travel company

    Ireland “friendliest country in the world” according to travel company
    Ireland is the world's friendliest country, with people having "a deliciously dark sense of humour", according to a best-travel list compiled by guidebook company Lonely Planet. They left this touching tribute: "Centuries of turmoil have certainly taken their toll on the Irish: they've been left with a deliciously dark sense of humour and a welcoming…
     
  • South African city copied Belfast City Hall!

    South African city copied Belfast City Hall!
    Belfast City Hall is one of Belfast's most famous buildings but a certain City Hall in South Africa looks strangely similar! The City Hall in Durban, South Africa was designed by Standley G. Hudson and built in 1910. He took much inspiration from Belfast City Hall, so much so that if it were built today,…
     
  • Ranked: Top 100 Irish surnames and meanings

    Ranked: Top 100 Irish surnames and meanings
    When you read a surname such as O'Neill, Kennedy or Gallagher, you instantly know they are Irish or of Irish descent. Irish people have influenced the world and their surnames have become well recognised and associated with the Emerald Isle. Surnames today: There are many different origins for Irish names today but the vast majority can…
     
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  • Ireland’s 10 Most Haunted Places! (VIDEOS)

    Ireland’s 10 Most Haunted Places! (VIDEOS)
    Ireland is full of beauty, wonder and culture. However, it is also famous for its haunted places. We would normally recommend to go to every place on our lists but we cannot give the same advice for this list, we don't even think you would survive one! 10. Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin The castle has…
     
  • 10 Most Famous people buried in Belfast City Cemetery

    10 Most Famous people buried in Belfast City Cemetery
    Belfast City Cemetery is a cemetery in west Belfast. It lies within the townland of Ballymurphy, between Falls Road and Springfield Road, near Milltown Cemetery. It is maintained by Belfast City Council. It is the final resting place of some of the most famous people to live in Belfast. Here is our list of the…
     
  • Top 10 places to see in Co. Antrim!

    Top 10 places to see in Co. Antrim!
    County Antrim is undoubtedly one of Ireland's most beautiful and interesting counties. There is so much to see and do in this little county. We have picked our top 10 things to do: 10. Bushmills Factory Bushmills Irish Whiskey is made at Ireland’s oldest working distillery in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The Bushmills Brand Experience…
     
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  • Top 10 things to do in Cork before you die

    Top 10 things to do in Cork before you die
    County Cork, specifically Cork City, is one of the most vibrant areas in Ireland, with so much to do and see. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Cork, to make your stay all the more memorable. There are many attractions within Cork City itself, but if you are interested in exploring…
     
  • One amazing thing to do in every county of Ireland

    One amazing thing to do in every county of Ireland
    Wouldn't it be amazing to say you visited every county in Ireland? Even better would be to say you done one of the best things to do in every county. Here is our recommendation to do something amazing in every county!   Antrim - Giant's Causeway  An absolute no-brainer. The Giant's Causeway is a fantastic…
     
  • The Tallest buildings in Ireland

    The tallest building in Ireland. The Obel, Belfast.
    Ireland isn't known for its skyscrapers, more it's natural beauty and historical sites. Nonetheless, we have compiled a list of Ireland's tallest buildings. We have included floors and height. This list does not include church structures.   Name Location Type Year completed Height Floor Count Picture Obel Tower Belfast residential 2010 85 m (279 ft) 28 The…
     
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  • Wicklow’s Historic Gaol, Co. Wicklow

    Wicklow’s Historic Gaol, Co. Wicklow
    Wicklow's Historic Gaol, in Wicklow Town, tells a story of crime, cruelty, exile and misery. The harshness of prison life in the 18th Century, the passion of the 1798 rebellion, the cruelty of the transportation ships and hope of a new life in Australia can all be experienced in Wicklow Gaol. This is a thought…
     
  • Most popular Irish baby names – boys and girls

    Most popular Irish baby names – boys and girls
    Recently released statistics gives us an interesting insight into the most popular Irish baby names registered in Ireland in 2013. Jack tops the boys' names for the seventh year in a row and Emily top of the girls for the third time. Aoife, Caoimhe, Conor and Saoirse, among others, maintain the Irish balance.   Boys'…
     
  • 10 things to do in Co. Galway before you die!

    10 things to do in Co. Galway before you die!
    Galway City is one of the most popular cities in Ireland and County Galway is well known for it’s natural beauty. Make sure to visit County Galway soon – we’ve picked out our favourite 10 Things to do in Galway City and County: Kylemore Abbey  Known as Ireland’s most romantic Castle, Kylemore Abbey, located in…
     
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  • 10 things to do in Derry before you die!

    10 things to do in Derry before you die!
    1) The City Walls #1 attraction on Trip Advisor to Date Scenic/ Historic Walking Area. Customers View: "We were very moved by the way our guide was implacably neutral in his description of the causes of the troubles and we left having our views changed for good. This is a complicated part of the world…
     
  • Top 10 things to do in Belfast

    Top 10 things to do in Belfast
    The Northern Irish capital is experiencing a huge resurgence in interest as a tourist destination. After many years of relative peace, and the recent centenary of the sinking of RMS Titanic – the iconic liner built in Belfast’s dockyards – the city is on the up. Belfast has an infectious atmosphere with a fabulous sense…
     
  • Things to do in Kerry before you die!

    Things to do in Kerry before you die!
    Kerry is by far and away the most beautiful and scenic of the counties of Ireland. It is wholly immersed in the history of Ireland and holds many heritage sites. A number of it’s sites draw visitors from the four corners of the world who want to feel the romanticism of old Ireland. At present,…
     
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  • The Irish Bucket List: 25 things to do and places to see before you die!

    The Irish Bucket List: 25 things to do and places to see before you die!
    A Bucket List is a number of things written down to do before you die. Comes from the term "kicked the bucket". We have compiled a list for you to do in Ireland so you can have some inspiration and hopefully see some of them!   1. Visit the Most Northern Point of Ireland - Malin Head, Co.…
     
  • 10 Facts about Guinness that may shock you

    10 Facts about Guinness that may shock you
    Guinness is undoubtedly Ireland's most famous drink! There are many myths and steotypes surrounding the black stuff, many true and many untrue. We have compiled a list of facts that are less known and some that may blow your mind!   1. Although everyone thinks Guinness is Black, it is actually a very dark shade of…
     
  • Strangest and furthest places on Earth to find an Irish pub

    Strangest and furthest places on Earth to find an Irish pub
    Irish pubs can be found all over the world in some strange places. Here is our pick of the strangest and furthest places to find an Irish pub! Moscow, Russia - 1,736 Miles from Dublin (MfD) Moscow, Russia: The tiny Silver’s Irish Pub opened in 1997, and in a city (and country) awash with vodka,…
     
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  • Irish food recipe and video: Irish stew

    Irish food recipe and video: Irish stew
    Irish stew (Irish: stobhach / Stobhach Gaelach) is a traditional stew made from lamb, or mutton (mutton is used as it comes from less tender sheep over a year old, is fattier, and has a stronger flavour, and is generally the most traditional variation used) as well as potatoes, onions, and parsley. It may sometimes…
     
  • Belfast in the 1950s and 1960s

    Belfast in the 1950s and 1960s
    Here is some unique photos that gives a great insight into Belfast in the 50s and 60s. How much do you think it has changed since then? Watch the video below and find out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPXdaTMMa2w
     
  • Tram ride through Belfast in 1901

    Tram ride through Belfast in 1901
    Ever wanted to know what the streets of Belfast looked like over 100 years ago? This video gives a unique insight into the hustle and bustle of Belfast City Centre at the turn of the 20th Century. This film is part of the Mitchell and Kenyon collection - an amazing visual record of everyday life in…
     
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