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Gallifrey in Ireland - Ask the Ireland Travel Expert
Is Gallifrey really in Ireland? A question that puzzles those encountering Doctor Who again and again ... and here's the honest answer.

Snuff or Chewing Tobacco - Ask the Ireland Travel Expert
Snuff and chewing tobacco - legal in Ireland? Yes to one, yes and no to the other. It may just be better to forego the habit when travelling.

Driving in Dublin - Ask the Ireland Travel Expert
Should you drive in Dublin? Only if you really must - otherwise your Ireland Travel Expert shouts a loud and long

A Personal Best of Ireland - Ask the Travel Expert
You ask, I answer ... honestly, these are some of my favourite places ever in Ireland. Which is, of course, a personal choice.

Irish Cities to Visit Without a Car - Ask the Expert
Can you visit Irish cities without using a car? Actually, that might be the best idea ... to get there or to get around.

My Personal Best Dublin - Ask the Ireland Travel Expert
An honest answer to an open question - these are some of my favourite places in Dublin, which I revisit again and again. A personal choice, of course.

Buy a Guide Book to Ireland You Need
Need a guide book for your Irish travels? Here's what to look out for ... after all, the books needs to suit you, not vice versa.

The Bogs of Ireland
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Nightskies and Rainbows
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Shannon and Erne
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Slieve League in County Donegal
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Basking Sharks
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The Burren in County Clare
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Ireland's Seven Natural Wonders - a Selection Only
Ireland's seven natural wonders - from the bogs to the Burren, from Slieve League to the Giant's Causeway, sharks and skies included.

Tours of Dublin - Choosing the Best
Visiting Dublin for the first time? Then get to know Dublin without too much hassle, and with a knowledgeable commentary thrown in - on a city tour.

How to Keep Children Happy When Visiting Dublin
Dublin offers a lot of entertainment for young persons that the older generations might also enjoy. An Irish mix ...

Divining the Future at Samhain or Halloween in Ireland
As the Irish stayed at home for Samhain, this was the time to have fun and games. And divining the future was important at this early Halloween ...

Titanic Belfast - Irish Maritime History Explored
Titanic Belfast - stepping back in time with multimedia effects, and stepping out on the decks of Olympic and Titanic.

Come Home Paddy Reilly to Ballyjamesduff - the Lyrics
Come Home, Paddy Reilly - and home, according to Percy French, was Ballyjamesduff in County Cavan.

County Offaly - Some Basic Facts and Travel Ideas
Visiting County Offaly in Ireland's province of Leinster? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

County Longford - Some Basic Facts and Travel Ideas
Visiting County Longford in Ireland's province of Leinster? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

Rock'n'Stroll in Dublin – a Parochial Pathway
Rock'n'Stroll might have been Dublin's answer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame - but it simply does not work and is outdated.

How to Pay the Tolls on Dublin's M50 Orbital Motorway
Toll barriers have been scrapped on the notorious M50 - read up on barrier-free tolling and avoid penalties.

County Kilkenny - Some Basic Facts and Travel Ideas
Visiting County Kilkenny in Ireland's province of Leinster? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

County Wicklow
Information on visiting and enjoying County Wicklow in the Province of Leinster.

County Mayo - Some Basic Facts and Travel Ideas
What to spend time on when visiting County Mayo in Ireland's Province of Connacht? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

County Wicklow - Some Basic Facts and Travel Ideas
Visiting County Wicklow in Ireland's province of Leinster? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

County Louth - Some Basic Facts and Travel Ideas
Visiting County Louth in Ireland's province of Leinster? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

County Westmeath - Some Basic Facts and Travel Ideas
Visiting County Westmeath in Ireland's province of Leinster? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

County Cavan - Some Basic Facts and Travel Ideas
Some background information and a short list of recommended things to do for visitors to Ulster's County Cavan

Epic Ireland – Dublin’s Tribute to All Irish Worldwide
Epic Ireland - it truly is an epic tribute to the contribution Ireland made to the world, employing stunning new technology.

Museums and Art Galleries in Dublin
Ireland's capital Dublin provides a large number of museums for all interest and age groups. And the art galleries are worth a close look as well!

Irish Game and Country Fair at Birr Castle
The Irish Game and Country Fair at Birr Castle - an event not to be missed, if you are interested in authentic country life.

Classic Irish Tales of the Spooky and Supernatural
Irish Halloween reading - from the sprawling Melmoth via the erotic Dracula to the witty Canterville Ghost.

The Best Souvenirs You Can Bring Home From Ireland
Souvenirs from Ireland - have a look at the best of the many choices you can encounter on yout Irish vacation.

The Average Weather in Dublin - Ireland's Capital
Weather data from Dublin, on the east coast of Ireland - the statistical low-down on the weather in the Irish capital.

Searching for U2 in their Hometown Dublin
U2 - the four megastars from Dublin are still up there at the top. Bono Vox, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. are also boosting tourism.

Visiting Ireland as a LGBT Traveler
Gay travel in Ireland - there should be no major problem for members of the LGBT community visiting the island of rainbows these days.

Things to Do in County Kildare
Visiting County Kildare in Ireland's province of Leinster? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

Things You Should Know About County Monaghan
Heading for County Monaghan in Ireland's province of Ulster? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

All You Need to Know About County Kerry
What to do when visiting County Kerry in Ireland's province of Munster? Here is a short list of ideas, and some background information.

County Donegal - Information and Attractions
Off to see the attractions of County Donegal in Ireland's province of Ulster? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

Things to Do in County Cork
Visiting County Cork in Ireland's province of Munster? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

Irish Vacation Planner
The basics for an enjoyable and uncomplicated visit to Ireland - general information on how to plan an Irish vacation and what to be aware of before going..

Irish Monasteries You Should Not Miss
Ruins and remains of monasteries still are numerous in Ireland - and I encourage you to include a few in your plans.

Travelling to Ireland
To visit Ireland you have to get there first - which usually involves taking either a plane or a ferry.

Ireland's Airports
Comprehensive information on Ireland's international and regional airports providing scheduled flights.

International and Local Airports in Ireland
Complete list of Irish airports with connections within Ireland, European and long-haul flights, with links to further information.

The Winter Solstice (around December 21st)
The Winter Solstice, when the sun is at his lowest point on the horizon at midday, has been observed and celebrated for millennia. Not just in Newgrange ...

Easter and Lent
Easter (and Lent) celebrations ins Ireland.

Handsel Monday - a Forgotten Irish Tradition
Handsel Monday is a feast with Scottish or Northern English roots - it used to be observed in parts of Ireland, but seems to be on the sharp decline.

Exploring Dublin - a List of Suggestions and Options
Want to get to know Dublin? Start exploring here ... with itineraries, background information, and even the not-so-nice sides of Ireland's capital.

A Short Guide to Dublin's O'Connell Street
O'Connell Street is a must-see when visiting Dublin - a street of superlatives, reputed to be Europe's widest urban street.

Moore Street Market - A Slice of Old Dublin
If you want to experience

Ireland's Twenty Largest Towns and Cities
What are Ireland's biggest cities? Well, Ireland's towns are, mostly, not large as such - but here are the twenty largest Irish urban areas.

Samhain - the Irish Way of Celebrating Halloween
Celebrating a traditional Irish Samhain is a much less tooth-murdering feast than Halloween. But spooky it still is ... find out more, and celebrate.

Saint Brigid's Day - The Feast of Ireland's Foremost Female Saint - Irish Saints
Saint Brigid's Day is celebrated on February 1st - the feast of Ireland's foremost female saint - coincides with the traditional beginning of spring and an ancient Celtic feast. And Brigid herself may not only have been a Christian saint ... but also a pagan goddess.

Belfast’s Floating Museum, the Venerable HMS Caroline
HMS Caroline in Belfast's Alexandra Dock is a floating museum, and the sole survivor of the Battle of Jutland. Impressive, even without high heels.

Saint Brigid of Kildare - Ireland's Second Saint
Saint Brigid - the „Mary of the Gaels“ was an Irish nun, abbess, founder of several convents, and even bishop.

Visiting Ireland on a Budget - Money-Saving Made Easy
Ireland on a budget? Prices in Ireland are not exactly low, but you may beat the Rip-Off Republic by thinking ahead and lowering your expenses.

Renting a Car in Ireland - a Basic Guide
Renting a car in Ireland? Get the rental car that fits your needs on Irish roads - and know the difference between European and US cars.

Safety in Ireland
Travel safe, stay healthy - though we do not generally like to think about accidents or emergencies while planning our vacation, it always is better to be prepared.

Driving in Ireland - Safety Tips for the Tourist
Safe driving in Ireland does not need to be difficult - as long as you stick to the rules of the road and some basic advice. And keep on the left!

Belfast
Information on visiting and enjoying the City of Belfast.

The Murals of Belfast
Images of the famous murals of Belfast - republican, loyalist or fairly neutral.

Sex in Ireland - the Laws and What You Must Know
Curious about sex in Ireland? Here are some legal basics, and helpful hints on how to stay safe ... because you don't want unwanted souvenirs.

War Memorial Gardens - Parks and Gardens Outside Central Dublin
A short survey of parks and gardens outside central Dublin - the War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge.

St. Anne's Park - Parks and Gardens Outside Central Dublin
A short survey of parks and gardens outside central Dublin - St. Anne's Park and Rose Gardens.

Phoenix Park - Parks and Gardens Outside Central Dublin
A short survey of parks and gardens outside central Dublin - the Phoenix Park.

Bull Island - Parks and Gardens Outside Central Dublin
A short survey of parks and gardens outside central Dublin - Bull Island.

The Parks and Gardens on Dublin's Fringes
A short survey of parks and gardens outside central Dublin - getting loads of fresh air and gentle exercise for free.

Easter 1916 - The Planning of the Rebellion in Dublin
The planning of the Easter Rising of 1916 - actually involved a series of conspiracies, and ended in a false start.

In a Camper-Van Through Ireland - an Introduction
Travelling through Ireland with a camper-van - some notes from a road trip covering most of Ireland in a few weeks.

Road Tolls in Ireland - Where Driving Costs Extra
A short introduction to tolls raised on Irish roads - adding to the cost of touring Ireland (and you will want to avoid the Dublin Port Tunnel).

Guy Fawkes Night - Rarely Celebrated in Ireland
Are gunpowder, treason and plot remembered on the 5th of November in Ireland? Not really, it is an almost forgotten British event.

The Medieval Saint Mary's Abbey in Howth
Saint Mary's Abbey in Howth - a church founded in Viking times, with a history of rebuilds, and Dublin's most unusual grave.

Terrorism - is it a Threat in Ireland?
Terrorism in Ireland - what you should know, and why you should not cancel your trip. Hint: It is not likely that you'll be a victim!

Discover the Nerd Side of Dublin
Discovering Dublin the nerd way ... comics, literature, cosplay, games, or even science - all in Ireland's capital city.

Myths Surrounding the Battle of the Boyne Explored
The Battle of the Boyne is surrounded by mythology. Not always even near to the historical truth ...

Rossnowlagh's Unique Orange Order Parade
Every year, Rossnowlagh in County Donegal hosts a very differrent event - the only Orange Order parade in the Republic of Ireland.

Touring Ireland
Touring in Ireland is more than getting from A to B - you are never far from an ancient monument, a historic site or unique landscapes. Pick a tour that will accommodate your interests, take your time and above all be prepared for short excursions en route. Trying to see

Irish Wildlife, Zoos and National Parks
While it might not be high on every visitor's agaenda, a glimpse at Ireland's natural beauty is highly recommended. From the (often remote and rugged) National Parks to local nature reserves. And don't forget to take in the zoos, visitor farms and similar attractions. As well as simply keeping your eyes open while out and about.

Family Vacations Made Easy - Ireland With Kids
Making an Irish vacation exciting for kids can be a major task - but Ireland has a lot to offer for the younger visitor.

Visiting Saint Brigid's Well near KildareTown
Saint Brigid's Well just outside Kildare Town has received a modern make-over - but visitors can still sense that the area has been special for ages.

"Samson" and "Goliath"
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The Telescope "Leviathan"
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The Book of Kells
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Round Towers
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High Crosses
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Carrowmore
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Newgrange, Knowth, and Dowth
Ireland's man-made wonders - from ancient to modern times, from Newgrange to Samson and Goliath.

The Seven Man-Made Wonders of Ireland You Should See
Ireland's man-made wonders, monuments to human ingenuity - from ancient to modern times, from Newgrange to Samson and Goliath.

Taxis
Taxis - a short overview of the public transport options you have in Dublin.

Bus Eireann
Long-distance buses by Bus ireann - a short overview of the public transport options you have in Dublin.

LUAS - Tram Into the City Centre
The LUAS tram - a short overview of the public transport options you have in Dublin.

Dublin Bus
Dublin Bus - a short overview of the public transport options you have in Dublin.

Getting to and From Dublin Airport by Public Transport
Getting to Dublin Airport - a short overview of the public transport options you have in Dublin.

The Suburban Rail Network
The Suburban Rail Network - a short overview of the public transport options you have in Dublin.

DART - Train on a Coastal Route
The DART coastal train - a short overview of the public transport options you have in Dublin.

Public Transport in Dublin - an Introduction
Public transport in Dublin - a short and comprehensive introduction of the several ways to get around the Irish capital without stress.

Ireland Travel - Irish Vacations Made Easy
Ireland Travel - all the information you need for an Irish vacation, including both the Republic and Northern Ireland.

1690 on the Boyne - Ireland's Iconic Battle for the British Throne
1690 - two armies meet at the Boyne and the battle became one of the most iconic events in Irish history. With had almost nothing to do with Ireland.

Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre at Oldbridge Estate
The Battle of the Boyne holds an iconic status in Irish history - and the visitor centre in the Oldbridge Estate is the flagship of tourism.

Walking Tour of Dublin (7) - Merrion Square and Kildare Street
Most of the main sights of Dublin are situated in a comparatively small area. We continue our walking tour of Dublin with Merrion Square and Kildare Street.

Walking Tour of Dublin (8) - Dawson Street, Burgh Quay and the Custom House
Most of the main sights of Dublin are situated in a comparatively small area. We continue our walking tour of Dublin with Dawson Street, Burgh Quay and the Custom House.

Walking Tour of Dublin (9) - Back to O'Connell Bridge ... or Further?
Walking through Dublin - saving on costs, getting to know the city like the locals ...

Walking Tour of Dublin (3) - The Garden of Remembrance and Moore Street Market
Most of the main sights of Dublin are situated in a comparatively small area. We continue our walking tour of Dublin with the Garden of Remembrance and Moore Street Market.

Walking Tour of Dublin (4) - Ha'penny Bridge, Temple Bar and the Bank of Ireland
Most of the main sights of Dublin are situated in a comparatively small area. We continue our walking tour of Dublin with the Ha'penny Bridge, Temple Bar and the Bank of Ireland.

A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Dublin
Dublin is comparatively small ... and you may walk through the main areas of interest in a short time. So, why not do it, and save money to boot?

Walking Tour of Dublin (6) - Grafton Street, St Stephen's Green and Merrion Row
Most of the main sights of Dublin are situated in a comparatively small area. We continue our walking tour of Dublin with Grafton Street, St Stephen's Green and Merrion Row.

Walking Tour of Dublin (2) - O'Connell Street and the General Post Office
Most of the main sights of Dublin are situated in a comparatively small area. We continue our walking tour of Dublin with O'Connell Street and the General Post Office.

Walking Tour of Dublin (5) - Trinity College and Environs
Most of the main sights of Dublin are situated in a comparatively small area. We continue our walking tour of Dublin with Trinity College.

O'Connell Street and the General Post Office - the Best Sights and Attractions of Dublin
Part of Dublin's best attractions - O'Connell Street and the General Post Office.

Dublin - the Best Sights and Attractions
Dublin's best attractions, most famous sights, and recommended places to go ... a comprehensive list.

Temple Bar - the Best Sights and Attractions of Dublin
Part of Dublin's best attractions - Temple Bar.

Trinity College and Library - the Best Sights and Attractions of Dublin
Part of Dublin's best attractions - Trinity College and the Book of Kells.

Dublin Castle - the Best Sights and Attractions of Dublin
Part of Dublin's best attractions - Dublin Castle.

Guinness and Jameson - the Best Sights and Attractions of Dublin
Part of Dublin's best attractions - visiting Guinness and/or Jameson.

Kilmainham Gaol - the Best Sights and Attractions of Dublin
Part of Dublin's best attractions - Kilmainham Gaol.

National Gallery of Ireland - the Best Sights and Attractions of Dublin
Part of Dublin's best attractions - the National Gallery of Ireland.

The National Museum of Ireland - the Best Sights and Attractions of Dublin
Part of Dublin's best attractions - the National Museum of Ireland in Kildare Street.

Phoenix Park - the Best Sights and Attractions of Dublin
Part of Dublin's best attractions - the Phoenix Park.

Saint Patrick's Cathedral - the Best Sights and Attractions of Dublin
Part of Dublin's best attractions - Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park - Part of Ireland's Best Sights
Ireland's favourite sights include Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, bringing

Ireland's Best Sights - an Unmissable Selection
Trust me, when you travel around Ireland, these are the sights you really should consider - for starters at least, as there is much more ...

The Burren - Part of Ireland's Best Sights
Ireland's favourite sights include the Burren, a landscape that is not as bleak as it first seems.

Newgrange, Knowth, and Dowth - Part of Ireland's Best Sights
Maybe Ireland's top attraction - Newgrange and the other prehistorical monuments at the Boyne.

The Hill of Tara - Part of Ireland's Best Sights
Ireland's favourite sights include the Hill of Tara in County Meath.

Dublin City - Part of Ireland's Best Sights
Ireland's favourite sights include Dublin - a city full of individual attractions, but also an attraction in itself.

Glendalough - Part of Ireland's Best Sights
Ireland's favourite sights include the monastic settlement at the twin lakes of Glendalough.

Sligo and Area - Part of Ireland's Best Sights
Ireland's favourite sights include Sligo, town and area ... and not just because of W. B. Yeats.

The Giant's Causeway - Part of Ireland's Best Sights
Ireland's favourite sights include the Giant's Causeway - way up North, but well worth the drive.

Killarney and the Ring of Kerry - Part of Ireland's Best Sights
Ireland's favourite sights include Killarney and the Ring of Kerry - driving through spectacular coastal and mountain scenery.

The Cliffs of Moher - Part of Ireland's Best Sights
Ireland's favourite sights include the Cliffs of Moher - though they have become quite pricey.

St. Michan's Graveyard and Vaults - Mummy Dearest
St. Michan's Church - one of Dublin's cemeteries that may be of interest to visitors.

Mount Jerome Cemetery - Victorian Splendor
Mount Jerome - one of Dublin's cemeteries that may be of interest to visitors.

St. Mary's Howth - Grave of the Unknown Tram Builder
St. Mary's Howth - one of Dublin's cemeteries that may be of interest to visitors.

The Huguenot Cemetery in Merrion Row - An Island of Tranquility
The Huguenot Cemetery - one of Dublin's cemeteries that may be of interest to visitors.

Glasnevin - Ireland's Largest Cemetery
Glasnevin - one of Dublin's cemeteries that may be of interest to visitors.

The Croppy Acre - Mass Grave of 1798
The Croppy Acre - one of Dublin's cemeteries that may be of interest to visitors.

Chaloner's Corner - Dublin's Smallest Cemetery
Chaloner's Corner - one of Dublin's cemeteries that may be of interest to visitors.

Cemeteries of Dublin - A Visitor's Guide
Dublin has a large number of cemeteries - but which stand out from the usual and mundane? Here are my top picks for visitors to the Irish capital.

Arbour Hill - A Republican Place of Pilgrimage
Arbour Hill - one of Dublin's cemeteries that may be of interest to visitors.

Saint Stephen's Green - Parks and Gardens in Central Dublin
A short survey of parks and gardens in or near central Dublin - St. Stephen's Green.

Saint Patrick's Park - Parks and Gardens in Central Dublin
A short survey of parks and gardens in or near central Dublin - St. Patrick's Park.

Saint Audoen's Park - Parks and Gardens in Central Dublin
A short survey of parks and gardens in or near central Dublin - St. Audoen's Park.

Iveagh Gardens - Parks and Gardens in Central Dublin
A short survey of parks and gardens in or near central Dublin - Iveagh Gardens.

Garden of Remembrance - Parks and Gardens in Central Dublin
A short survey of parks and gardens in or near central Dublin - the Garden of Remembrance.

Dubh Linn Gardens - Parks and Gardens in Central Dublin
A short survey of parks and gardens in or near central Dublin - Dubh Linn Gardens.

Blessington Street Basin - Parks and Gardens in Central Dublin
A short survey of parks and gardens in or near central Dublin - the Blessington Street Basin.

Archbishop Ryan Park - Parks and Gardens in Central Dublin
A short survey of parks and gardens in or near central Dublin - Archbishop Ryan Park in Merrion Square.

The Parks and Gardens of Central Dublin
A short survey of parks and gardens in or near central Dublin - where you can stretch your legs and take a short breather.

Ireland's Dangerous Animals
Does Ireland have dangerous animals you should be aware of? Oh yes ... despite Patrick's ban on snakes.

Sharks - Amongst Ireland's Dangerous Animals
Sharks - potentially dangerous animals you should be aware of when visiting Ireland.

Weever Fish - Amongst Ireland's Dangerous Animals
Weever Fish - potentially dangerous animals you should be aware of when visiting Ireland.

Alien Big Cats - Amongst Ireland's Dangerous Animals
Alien Big Cats - potentially dangerous animals you should be aware of when visiting Ireland.

Cats - Amongst Ireland's Dangerous Animals
Cats - potentially dangerous animals you should be aware of when visiting Ireland.

Cattle - Amongst Ireland's Dangerous Animals
Cattle - potentially dangerous animals you should be aware of when visiting Ireland.

Deer - Amongst Ireland's Dangerous Animals
Deer - potentially dangerous animals you should be aware of when visiting Ireland.

Dogs - Amongst Ireland's Dangerous Animals
Dogs - potentially dangerous animals you should be aware of when visiting Ireland.

Dolphins - Amongst Ireland's Dangerous Animals
Dolphins - potentially dangerous animals you should be aware of when visiting Ireland.

Insects - Amongst Ireland's Dangerous Animals
Insects and Midges - potentially dangerous animals you should be aware of when visiting Ireland.

Jellyfish and the Portuguese Man O' War - Amongst Ireland's Dangerous Animals
Jellyfish and the Portuguese Man O' War - potentially dangerous animals you should be aware of when visiting Ireland.

Seals - Amongst Ireland's Dangerous Animals
Seals - potentially dangerous animals you should be aware of when visiting Ireland.

County Louth
Information on visiting and enjoying County Louth in the Province of Leinster.

Exploring the Cooley Peninsula
County Louth's almost forgotten area of scenic beauty, the Cooley Peninsula - good for a drive, a walk, or a long weekend to relax. Or party.

The Brexit and its Consequences for Ireland
The spectre of the Brexit, the UK leaving the European Union after a referendum, is very real - but what will it mean for Ireland?

Fast Food in Ireland
How to get food fast when visiting Ireland - with a twist. Explore the local fast food outlets and expand your culinary horizon.

Eat and Drink in Dublin - Restaurants and Pubs
Reviews of restaurants, cafs, pubs and other places where you can quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger while stying in Dublin. Find out where to get gourmet food, fish and chips, the best pint of Guinness or a very good bagel and coffee,

Temple Bar - a Mixed Blessing
Dublin's Temple Bar - does the reputation translate into reality? Yes and no, making the area a mixed blessing.

Things to See and Do in Galway City, Ireland
Visiting Galway City in Ireland's province of Connacht? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations - Irish Events - China in Ireland
Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations in Pictures - A Buddhist Blessing

Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations - Irish Events - China in Ireland
Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations in Pictures - Ambassador Liu Biwei. Page 4.

Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations - Irish Events - China in Ireland
Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations in Pictures - Chinese Trinkets for Sale. Page 8.

Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations - Irish Events - China in Ireland
Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations in Pictures - Dancing Lion Looking for Snack. Page 6.

Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations - Irish Events - China in Ireland
Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations in Pictures - Dancing Lion Meet's Ox's Wife. Page 7.

Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations - Irish Events - China in Ireland
Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations in Pictures - Golden Lion Dancing. Page 3.

Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations - Irish Events - China in Ireland
Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations in Pictures - Kung Fu Demonstration. Page 5.

Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations - Irish Events - China in Ireland
Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations in Pictures - Mongolian Dancer. Page 9.

Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations - Irish Events - China in Ireland
Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations in Pictures - Mum, the Lion Ate Somebody! Page 12.

Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations - Irish Events - China in Ireland
Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations in Pictures - Silk and Bamboo Trio. Page 11.

Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations - Irish Events - China in Ireland
Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations in Pictures - Sino-Pop with Louis Lu. Page 10.

Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations - Irish Events - China in Ireland
Dublin Chinese New Year Celebrations in Pictures - The Ox Himself. Page 2.

Dublin
Information on visiting and enjoying Dublin - city and county.

Dublin History
Facts from Dublin's long history ... sombre and quirky.

Dublin Public Transport - Bus, Rail, Taxi
Dublin Public Transport - how to get around Ireland's capital fast and easy.

Dublin's Sporty Side
Dublin's sporty side waits for you - be it as a spectator or as an active participant.

Dublin in a Nutshell
Your handy Dublin 101 - essential information when visiting Ireland's capital city.

Dublin Outside the City Centre
Attractions in County Dublin - get outside the city limits to see more of Dublin.

County Kerry
Information on visiting and enjoying County Kerry in the Province of Munster.

County Antrim
Information on visiting and enjoying County Antrim in the Province of Ulster.

County Armagh
Information on visiting and enjoying County Armagh in the Province of Ulster.

County Clare
Information on visiting and enjoying County Clare in the Province of Munster.

County Cork and the City of Cork
Information on visiting and enjoying County Cork and the City of Cork in the Province of Munster.

County Derry
Information on visiting and enjoying County Derry in the Province of Ulster.

County Fermanagh
Information on visiting and enjoying County Fermanagh in the Province of Ulster.

County Galway and Galway City
Information on visiting and enjoying County Galway and Galway City in the Province of Connacht.

County Leitrim
Information on visiting and enjoying County Leitrim in the Province of Connacht.

County Limerick and Limerick City
Information on visiting and enjoying County Limerick and the City of Limerick in the Province of Munster.

County Mayo
Information on visiting and enjoying County Mayo in the Province of Connacht.

County Meath
Information on visiting and enjoying County Meath in the Province of Leinster.

County Sligo
Information on visiting and enjoying County Sligo in the Province of Connacht.

County Tipperary
Information on visiting and enjoying County Tipperary in the Province of Munster.

County Waterford and Waterford City
Information on visiting and enjoying County Waterford and Waterford City in the Province of Munster.

Ulster - the North
Belfast and the Province of Ulster are plagued by misconceptions. Many visitors deem this part of Ireland to be unsafe due to the

Munster - the South-West
Munster is the southwestern province of Ireland, reaching out into the Atlantic. Here some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery can be found, along with subtropical gardens and rugged mountains. Exploring Munster and the City of Cork is a must for visitors. Several coastal tour routes are clearly marked. Especially the Ring of Kerry, the less known Ring of Beara and the short Slea Head Drive will take you to some of the most stunning and historic places in Ireland.

County Cavan
Information on visiting and enjoying County Cavan in the Province of Ulster.

County Monaghan
Information on visiting and enjoying County Monaghan in the Province of Ulster.

County Tyrone
Information on visiting and enjoying County Tyrone in the Province of Ulster.

Leinster - the East Coast
Leinster tends to be dominated by Dublin, but the capital city is just part of the historic province. Here the visitor will also find the ancient monuments of Newgrange and Knowth, the royal seat of Tara, the site of the Battle of the Boyne and the monastic city of Glendalough. Dublin alone is worth a few days for exploring the museums and historic sites - as well as savouring the shopping, the music and the nightlife.

Connacht - the West


Ask the Ireland Expert
Everything you always wanted to know about Ireland and were not afraid to ask. An FAQ of sorts, readers' questions answered - with honesty and a heap of background knowledge.

County Laois
Information on visiting and enjoying County Laois in the Province of Leinster.

County Longford
Information on visiting and enjoying County Longford in the Province of Leinster.

County Offaly
Information on visiting and enjoying County Offaly in the Province of Leinster.

County Kildare
Information on visiting and enjoying County Kildare in the Province of Leinster.

County Kilkenny
Information on visiting and enjoying County Kilkenny in the Province of Leinster.

County Westmeath
Information on visiting and enjoying County Westmeath in the Province of Leinster.

County Wexford
Information on visiting and enjoying County Wexford in the Province of Leinster.

Original Irish Foods - What to Feast on in Ireland
In Ireland, do as the Irish do - especially when it comes to food. Because you will get to know the country and people better by eating their fare.

Top Ten Films That Take the Viewer to Ireland
Ireland on the cinema screen - a list of recommended movies to give you that Irish feeling and a bit of an insight.

Free Attractions in Ireland
Ireland for free? Or at least on a shoestring? Possible ... you only have to change routes or know the (perfectly legal) way around paying ...

Travel Tales from Ireland
Tales,musings,oddities and observations on Ireland that sprung to mind (or happened) when visiting Irish travel destinations.

The Mysterious Origins of Ireland's Round Towers
Ireland's round towers have been a bit of an enigma for many historians - just how could Irish builders have done this? Maybe Ancient astronauts ...

The Things You Should Bring to Ireland With You
The really essential things to bring with you to Ireland - some items that make travel easier, safer, and more fun.

Ireland's Ultimate Road Trip - the Wild Atlantic Way
Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way runs for 2,500 kilometres and takes in virtually everything that there is to see on the Irish west coast - road trip?

Airlines to Ireland - the Choice is Yours
Flying to Ireland has become ever cheaper, but differences in price are still enormous. And they do not always reflect the level of service you get.

The Churches You Should Visit in Ireland
Ireland, known as the island of saints and scholars, is dotted with church buildings - here are some churches I would recommend for a visit.

Ireland's Best Megalithic and Prehistoric Sites
Ireland's megalithic and prehistoric sites know how to impress even the most seasoned traveller, they are far more than only old stones.

Irish Drinks - the Favourites You Should Try
So, Ireland's favourite drinks - Budweiser and Heineken? Actually, going into an Irish pub in Ireland and drinking imported stuff should be outlawed.

A Practical Guide for Irish Vacations With Your Pets
Travelling with pets to Ireland - a short, practical guide for pet owners who need to bring their companions.

The Best Spectator Sports in Ireland
Spectator sports in Ireland - where to see the fiercest fights without having to join in - you'll be thankful once the hurleys come out!

Nudism and Nude Beaches in Ireland
Nudism and nude beaches in Ireland? It is largely a private matter, but sometimes tolerated. An Irish solution ...

Safety in and Near the Water in Ireland
Irish statistics show that a visit to the seaside can have a fatal ending. But most deaths in the water are avoidable - here are a few safety hints.

Cryptozoological Conundrum - the Lough Ree Monster
Lough Ree, part of the Shannon - home of Ireland's most famous lake monster. Or maybe it is all a misunderstanding ...

Take a Hike - Experience Ireland on Your Own Two Feet
Hiking through Ireland can be a rewarding alternative for anyone moderately fit and with a willingness to invest their own muscle-power into getting from A to B. Several way-marked routes are available for long-distance hikes and shorter routes are identified locally.

Hook Head Lighthouse - County Wexford - Places to Visit in Ireland
To reach Hook Head Lighthouse, you have to go down right to the southern tip of the Hook Peninsula. But the long journey through Wexford is rewarding.

Basic Facts about Ireland's County Sligo
Basic Facts about County Sligo. Ireland Travel.

The Best Irish Golf Courses
If you are prepared for changing weather, strong winds and challenging courses, Ireland can be a golfer's paradise.

Dublin's Liveliest Pubs
Some of Dublin's pubs where you'll always find a good crowd and a good buzz.

Bruxelles - Dublin's Liveliest Pubs
Bruxelles - one of Dublin's pubs where you'll always find a good crowd and a good buzz.

The Czech Inn - Dublin's Liveliest Pubs
The Czech Inn - one of Dublin's pubs where you'll always find a good crowd and a good buzz.

The Long Stone - Dublin's Liveliest Pubs
The Long Stone - one of Dublin's pubs where you'll always find a good crowd and a good buzz.

Porterhouse - Dublin's Liveliest Pubs
The Porterhouse - one of Dublin's pubs where you'll always find a good crowd and a good buzz.

Sweetman's - Dublin's Liveliest Pubs
Sweetman's - one of Dublin's pubs where you'll always find a good crowd and a good buzz.

The Auld Dubliner - Dublin's Favourite City Centre Pubs
The Auld Dubliner in Temple Bar - one of Dublin's best pubs, a favourite with the crowds.

Dublin's Favourite City Centre Pubs
Just what would be Dublin's best pubs? Here are some crowd-pleasers, favourites for a number of reasons. And what a wide variety of Irish pub culture.

Sweetman's - Dublin's Favourite City Centre Pubs
Sweetman's - one of Dublin's best pubs, very much central, and sprawling over several floors.

The Brazen Head - Dublin's Favourite City Centre Pubs
The Brazen Head - one of Dublin's best pubs, and a historical place to boot.

The Jameson's Bar - Dublin's Favourite City Centre Pubs
The Jameson's Bar - one of Dublin's best pubs, though it may not be a pub proper.

The Long Stone - Dublin's Favourite City Centre Pubs
The Long Stone - one of Dublin's best pubs, remembering the city's Viking heritage.

McDaid's - Dublin's Favourite City Centre Pubs
McDaid's - one of Dublin's best pubs, a former morgue, and one of the favourite haunts of Brendan Behan.

John Mulligan's - Dublin's Favourite City Centre Pubs
John Mulligan's - one of Dublin's best pubs, a favourite with those who love their pubs as original and old-fashioned as they come.

O'Donoghue's - Dublin's Favourite City Centre Pubs
O'Donoghue's - one of Dublin's best pubs, a favourite with the folk and trad set, spiritual home of the legendary

The Porterhouse - Dublin's Favourite City Centre Pubs
The Porterhouse - one of Dublin's best pubs, a favourite for those who can think of other beer than Guinness.

Things to Do in County Tipperary
Visiting County Tipperary in Ireland's province of Munster? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

Irish Vacations with a Twist
Luxury travel in Ireland? Possible. Budget travel in Ireland? Not unknown. Pursuing your own special interests on an Irish vacation? Totally ... here are some indeas, hints and recommendations.

"The Knights Templar and Ireland" by Michael J. Carroll
Michael J. Carroll has attempted to trace the history of the Knights Templar in Ireland - a somehow flawed attempt that book does not convince.

Traditional Music Sessions in Ireland - Venues and Times
If you spend an evening in an Irish pub, you might catch a session in full swing - Ireland's best entertainment without any frills.

Traditional Music Sessions in Ireland - Clare to Dublin
One of the most Irish of evening entertainments is the

Traditional Music Sessions in Ireland - Fermanagh to Offaly
One of the most Irish of evening entertainments is the

Traditional Music Sessions in Ireland - Roscommon to Wicklow
One of the most Irish of evening entertainments is the

Entry Requirements for Visitors to Ireland
Information on passports, visas and vaccinations for travellers planning to visit Ireland.

A Guide to Prehistoric Monuments in Ireland
Prehistoric monuments in Ireland - only a pile of stones? No, there is much more to them. And here is a quick guide to what they are.

Top Ten Sights of Ulster, Ireland
Want to see the top sights of Ulster? Long regarded as one of the most dangerous corners of Ireland, Ulster has changed due to the peace process.

Christmas in Ireland
Christmas in Ireland - a quick look at traditional Irish celebrations and customs.

Mumming, Mummers and their Play
Mumming, a nearly forgotten tradition in Ireland, but kept alive by dedicated mummers who still perform the play.

Brian Boru - Taking the High King Home as a Souvenir?
A short list of Brian-Boru-themed collectibles you might consider as a souvenir.

The Walls of Derry - a Walk Through Irish History
The Walls of Derry are one of the most historic and iconic urban sites in Ireland - and closely connected to the defiant Apprentice Boys.

Tall Ships Races in Ireland
The Tall Ships Races visiting Irish ports - not a regular occurrence, but both Dublin and Waterford have hosted the event, and Belfast is up in 2015.

Athlone Castle - County Westmeath - Places to Visit in Ireland
This is a military installation first and foremost - and Athlone Castle lets the visitor be sure about this. At first glance all notions of a romantic, fairy-tale castle are dispelled. So is Athlone Castle worth a visit? Yes, it is ...

Ireland's Religions and Churches
While some travelers confine their religious practice to a private space, others will actively seek out the local community to join in communal worship. Which might proof problematic.

Gipsy Caravans in Ireland - Old World Travel
Gipsy caravans in brochures look like a treat – and promise a „traditional way“ to enjoy a holiday in Ireland. In unspoiled landscapes at a leisurely place, as near to nature as you can get and with the carbon footprint of a mosquito. Which all sounds very nice. But is it really worth it? Let's take a closer look ..

Vessels at the Tall Ships Race 2015 in Belfast
A comprehensive list of the vessels expected for the Tall Ships Races 2015 in Belfast - coming from places like Brazil and the Czech Republic.

Classifications of Tall Ships - Belfast 2015
Tall Ships expected in Belfast 2015 - the classifications.

Class A Vessels at the Tall Ships Race 2015 in Belfast
Tall Ships expected in Belfast 2015 - Class A vessels.

Class B Vessels at the Tall Ships Race 2015 in Belfast
Tall Ships expected in Belfast 2015 - Class B vessels.

Class C and D Vessels at the Tall Ships Race 2015 in Belfast
Tall Ships expected in Belfast 2015 - Class C and D vessels.

Guinness Cake - An Irish Treat Not Only At Christmas
Guinness Cake - an Irish treat that satisfies, especially around Christmas time. Find out how to bake one yourself.

Why Does Ireland Have Forty Shades of Green?
Just why do we talk about Forty Shades of Green? Blame Johnny Cash ... but only after you found out why the Man in Black is responsible for the phrase.

Ireland from A to Z
An Irish Glossary - short explanations that might help you understand Ireland from A to Z.

Background Information
All you need to know about Ireland - and much more! Background information on all things Irish.

Ryanair Cabin Baggage Rules for Flying to Ireland
Ryanair's cabin baggage or hand luggage rules are strict and can be costly - find out more before booking a budget flight to Ireland.

The Late Celtic Tiger (And Its Cubs) Explained
Explaining the (late) Celtic Tiger in a few words ... Ireland's way from poverty to boom to bust. Which spawned the

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The Boyne Valley Drive Into Ireland's Past
Driving right back into Ireland's past, through the stunning Boyne Valley - including Newgrange, Tara, Trim, Monasterboice, and Loughcrew.

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Museum and Rides at the Cavan and Leitrim Railway
The Cavan and Leitrim Railway in Dromod - a volunteer-run Aladdin's cave of technology that comes highly recommended.

Irish Underground - the Arigna Mining Experience
The Arigna Mines in County Roscommon - experience the history of Irish coal mining first hand (and in good hands).

County Roscommon
Information on visiting and enjoying County Roscommon in the Province of Connacht.

It's a Long Way to Tipperary - an Iconic Song
Tipperary, it's a long, long way to go ... but why did this Irish town matter at all? Lyrics and history of the popular soldiers' song explored.

Public Holidays in Northern Ireland
Public holidays in Northern Ireland are (at times) different from those in the Republic - here is a complete list.

Republic of Ireland and Public Holidays
Public Holidays in the Republic of Ireland - a complete list of holidays and

Ireland Rude and Nude - A Guide
Ireland can be even ruder than you think. Find out more ... from full frontal public nudity in Dublin to Effin cheese.

The Irish Vernacular - Idioms and Phrases of Ireland
In Ireland you will hear people speaking an Irish version of English. Influenced by tradition and the Irish language. And confusing for the visitor.

Ireland's Stunning Cliffs of Moher
The Cliffs of Moher are spectacular - but unfortunately also an example of misguided attempts to exploit the visitor as much as possible.

Irish Laws Regarding Alcohol and Drinking
Alcohol often is part of the Irish vacation experience - but what does the law say about drinking alcohol in Ireland?

Irish Literature
Some interesting aspects of Irish literature - and how you may incorporate them into your travels in Ireland.

Stay - Eat - Drink
Some Irish travel basics - where to stay in Ireland, what to eat, and (very important to some) what to drink.

Food and Drink in Ireland
Most visitors enthuse about Irish drink, but the cuisine of Ireland is much maligned. Mostly due to unrealistic expectations - this site gives you the real

Top 10 Reasons to Choose Ireland for Your Next Trip
Why Ireland as a holiday destination? Here are some reasons ... you really should consider heading for Ireland.

Sightseeing in Leinster, the Southeast of Ireland
What are the top sights of Leinster? Ireland's eastern province has so much choice - here are sights and attractions within easy distance of Dublin.

Public Transport to and from Dublin Airport
Public transport to Dublin Airport - connected to the rest of Ireland mainly by bus. Find out more about routes, tickets and the usability.

Guidebooks to Dublin Reviewed and Rated
Guidebooks to Dublin reviewed and rated - if you need a printed guide to the city, get the best one for your needs!

Dublin's Attractions - Churches of Dublin
Dublin is full of churches - and some are definitely worth a visit.

Dublin Tours - Getting to Know Ireland's Capital City Dublin
For a first impression of Dublin a tour is recommended - either on foot or using one of the several bus services. Or a duck ...

Cemeteries, Parks, and Nature Reserves of Dublin
Dublin is simply full of parks,gardens and nature reserves - from the small and unusual like the Blessington Street Basin to the truly enormous Phoenix Park. Find a corner of the metropolis to relax in ...

Essential Dublin - How to Get the Best From Your Visit
How to make the best of your visit to Dublin - essential hints for the traveller planning to see Ireland's capital.

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival - Find Love Here
The annual mega-event of Irish matchmaking is traditionally held in Lisdoomvarna, a picture-postcard town on the edge of the Burren. Need a husband? They'll find you one ...

Falling Ill in Ireland - What to Do and Where to Go
Sick in Ireland? Where to get help if you start feeling under the weather or have an accident on an Irish vacation.

Breakfast Roll, Breakfast Bap and Breakfast Roll Man
The breakfast roll is not only food, but also the main ingredient of hit singles and economic analysis ... hence the image of Breakfast Roll Man.

Accommodation Types in Ireland
Staying in Ireland is possible in very different ways - from bunking down in a crowded hostel to being pampered in a luxury hotel. Here are some types of accommodation you might consider when planing your Irish vacation.

Belfast City Accommodation
Where to stay the night in Belfast City.

Cork City Accommodation
Where to stay the night in Cork City.

Dublin Accommodation
Where to stay the night in Dublin City and County.

Galway City Accommodation
Where to stay the night in Galway City.

Holiday Homes in Ireland
Holiday homes in Ireland and self-catering accommodation - from rented cottages to buying your own.

Haunted Ireland in the Company of Ghosts
Haunted Ireland - for that special Irish holiday feeling, drop into a pub with its own ghost, or even stay a night with things that go bump.

What You Need to Know About County Carlow
Visiting County Carlow in Ireland's province of Leinster? Here is a short list of recommended things to do.

Is Irish Whiskey a Recommended Souvenir?
Irish Whiskey as a souvenir? Why not ... but compare prices, especially with those at home. Or you might be in for a surprise.

Do the Irish Really Talk Blarney All theTime?
Talking Blarney? Just why do the Irish have a tendency to make a castle in County Cork the subject of many a conversation?

Brendan - Irish Saint, and Discoverer of America?
Saint Brendan the Navigator - the Irish Clergyman Who Actually May Have Reached America Well Before Columbus

Vaping and E-Cigarettes in Ireland - the Legal Side
Vaping, the electronic alternative to smoking - legal despite Ireland's smoking ban? Yes, but it may be banned on premises.

The Irish Smoking Ban - What You Need to Know
The smoking ban in Ireland covers all workplaces and enclosed public spaces, with very few exceptions. Now what does this mean to the visitor?

What to Avoid When Visiting Ireland
When in Ireland avoid doing what the Irish commonly associate with the more unwelcome tourists. Here is what you simply should not do when visiting Ireland.

The Ancient Monuments on the Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara - exploring the ancient monuments and the practical aspects of this ancient royal site of Ireland in County Meath.

Advice for the Digital Traveler in Ireland
The digital traveller is a common sight in Ireland. But where does he or she get their energy from, to recharge those batteries?

A List of Live Irish Folk Music Sessions in Clare
A list of County Clare pubs and clubs hosting regular sessions of traditional music - get your dose of

Cheap Accommodation in Ireland - How to Find It
Cheap accommodation in Ireland can take a huge chunk out of your costs when planning an Irish vacation. Find out where to search for real bargains.

The Shops, Gallery, and Café at the Hill of Tara
The Hill of Tara has more than ancient earthworks, a standing stone, and a visitor centre - like a very good caf, a bookshop, and an artist's studio.

Ireland's L-, N-, and R-Plates Explained
Ireland's L-plates, N-plates, and R-plates explained - look out for these on cars, as drivers may tend not quite to follow the rules of the road.

Irish Bed and Breakfast - the Decline and Fall?
Official Ireland laments the decline of the B&B - but there might be much less of this than meets the statistician's blinkered eye.

Planning an Irish Vacation - Safety Tips
Safe travels in Ireland are the norm - millions of tourists visit the country every year, without coming to harm whatsoever. But, just in case ...

Along the Banks of the Royal Canal Through Dublin
The Royal Canal Way is a unique (and not too demanding) way to explore some of the hidden aspects of Dublin, while enjoying a good walk.

County Donegal
Information on visiting and enjoying County Donegal in the Province of Ulster.

Not Just Old Men at the Rossnowlagh Parade
Not Just Old Men at the unique Rossnowlagh Orange Order Parade in the Republic of Ireland. Page 4.

Religious Service at the Rossnowlagh Parade
Religious Service at the unique Rossnowlagh Orange Order Parade in the Republic of Ireland. Page 8.

Donegal Orangemen at the Rossnowlagh Parade
Donegal Orangemen at the unique Rossnowlagh Orange Order Parade in the Republic of Ireland. Page 2.

Flags and Symbols at the Rossnowlagh Parade
Flags and Symbols at the unique Rossnowlagh Orange Order Parade in the Republic of Ireland

Lambeg Drums at the Rossnowlagh Parade
Lambeg Drums at the unique Rossnowlagh Orange Order Parade in the Republic of Ireland. Page 7.

Not Only A Man's World at the Rossnowlagh Parade
Not Only A Man's World at the unique Rossnowlagh Orange Order Parade in the Republic of Ireland. Page 6.

Pipers at the Rossnowlagh Parade
Pipers at the unique Rossnowlagh Orange Order Parade in the Republic of Ireland. Page 5.

The Auld Orange Flutes at the Rossnowlagh Parade
The Auld Orange Flutes at the unique Rossnowlagh Orange Order Parade in the Republic of Ireland. Page 3.

Rossnowlagh - the Orange Order in the Republic
Rossnowlagh hosts the only parade of the Orange Order in the Republic of Ireland - every year just before July 12th, from the hills to the beach.

Tayto Park - Ireland's Only Real Theme Park
Tayto Park - Ireland's only theme park, home to Europe's largest wooden roller-coaster, and some very big cats to boot.

Dangerous Northern Ireland? Not really!
Planning travels in Northern Ireland and having safety and security concerns? You should go, as the six Ulster counties and Belfast have changed.

Imbolc - the Beginning of Spring in the Irish Calendar
Imbolc - the beginning of spring in the Celtic and Irish year ... and a bit of Ireland's Groundhog Day.

Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre - County Dublin
Dalkey with its quaint main street, complete with fortified town houses in an urban setting, delights the visitor.

Good Friday - an Irish Holiday or Not?
Is Good Friday a holiday in Ireland? Or

July 12th - Battle of the Boyne Commemmorations
July 12th is the day an altogether insignificant victory is celebrated by Unionists - the victory of King William (

June 16th - Bloomsday - Celebrating James Joyce and "Ulysses"
June 16th is Bloomsday - the fictitious day on which Leopold Bloom experienced his odyssey through the Dublin of 1904.

March 17th - Saint Patrick's Day
The celebration of Ireland's Patron Saint - need we say more? Festivities go green all over the known world ...

Saint Valentine's Day - An Irish Saint by Adoption - Irelands's Saints
Saint Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14th - but did you know that the patron saint of lovers is also an Irish saint, by adoption at least? His remains are venerated in Dublin, which makes Ireland's capital the place to flock to on Saint Valentine's Day.

October 31st - Samhain, All Hallows' Eve and Halloween
When things go bump and bumper at night - the Celtic feast of samhain may have changed into modern Halloween, but the core remains the same. In the night during which the dead may walk the earth ...

April Fools' Day - Some Popular Irish Pranks
Pulling a prank on April Fool's Day in Ireland - a time-honoured tradition especially with the media.

The Best Things to Do Without Spending Money in Dublin
Want to see Dublin, but not spend a lot of Euros? Here are some handy hints on how to make the most of Ireland's capital for free ...

Visit Howth - Dublin's Best Free Attractions
Howth, from Summit to Harbour - an easy way to make the most of Ireland's capital for free ...

Enjoy South Dublin Bay - Dublin's Best Free Attractions
Dun Laoghaire, Bray, and Greystones - an easy way to make the most of Ireland's capital for free ...

Walk Your Way Through Dublin - Dublin's Best Free Attractions
Walking through Dublin - an easy way to make the most of Ireland's capital for free ...

Hop on a Dublin Doubledecker - Dublin's Best Free Attractions
Riding Dublin's doubledeckers - an easy way to make the most of Ireland's capital for free ...

Visit Some Lesser-Known Churches - Dublin's Best Free Attractions
Visiting lesser-known churches - an easy way to make the most of Ireland's capital for free ...

Observe Dublin Life in Dublin's City Parks - Dublin's Best Free Attractions
Dublin park life - an easy way to make the most of Ireland's capital for free ...

Go Sculpture- and Street-Art-Hunting in Dublin - Dublin's Best Free Attractions
Sculptures of Dublin - an easy way to make the most of Ireland's capital for free ...

Take a Stroll Through Phoenix Park - Dublin's Best Free Attractions
Exploring the sprawling Phoenix Park - an easy way to make the most of Ireland's capital for free ...

Explore the National Museums of Ireland - Dublin's Best Free Attractions
The National Museums in Dublin - an easy way to make the most of Ireland's capital for free ...

Get Arty at the National Gallery of Ireland - Dublin's Best Free Attractions
The National Gallery in Dublin - an easy way to make the most of Ireland's capital for free ...

Easter 1916 - The Aftermath of the Rebellion in Dublin
The aftermath of the Easter Rising of 1916 - a British blunder of enormous proportion, creating instant martyrs for Ireland.

No Lasting Effect - 1916 Easter Rising Myths
Myths surrounding the events in Dublin in 1916 - the Easter Rising did not have a lasting effect

Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising - the Myths
Myths that surround the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin - from the planning stages, through the execution, to the executions, and actual effect.

Irish Independence at Last - 1916 Easter Rising Myths
Myths surrounding the events in Dublin in 1916 - the Easter Rising was the beginning of Irish independence

A National Event - 1916 Easter Rising Myths
Myths surrounding the events in Dublin in 1916 - the Easter Rising was a National Uprising

Wide Support in Ireland - 1916 Easter Rising Myths
Myths surrounding the events in Dublin in 1916 - the Easter Rising was widely supported in Ireland

Gallant Allies in Europe - 1916 Easter Rising Myths
Myths surrounding the events in Dublin in 1916 - the Easter Rising was supported by

Irish Republican Army - 1916 Easter Rising Myths
Myths surrounding the events in Dublin in 1916 - the Easter Rising was undertaken by the Irish Republican Army

Well-Planned Military Action - 1916 Easter Rising Myths
Myths surrounding the events in Dublin in 1916 - the Easter Rising was a well-planned military operation

Intelligence-Led Operation - 1916 Easter Rising Myths
Myths surrounding the events in Dublin in 1916 - the Easter Rising was an intelligence-led operation

Good v Bad - 1916 Easter Rising Myths
Myths surrounding the events in Dublin in 1916 - the Easter Rising was a case of Good fighting Evil

A Successful Rebellion - 1916 Easter Rising Myths
Myths surrounding the events in Dublin in 1916 - the Easter Rising was a success

When to Celebrate the Easter Rising of 1916?
The Easter Rising of 1916 is celebrated at Easter - which makes no historical sense at all. Only in Ireland ...

Easter in Ireland - a Traditional Celebration
Easter in Ireland - a short overview of Irish traditions connected to this moveable fest (horse-racing included).

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Remembering the 1916 Easter Rising Centenary in Ireland
A short guide to the official and alternative celebrations of the 1916 Easter Rising centenary in Ireland.

Easter Commemorations in Ireland - Celebrating the 1916 Easter Rising
Every Easter nationalists, republicans and ordinary citizens as well as politicians are commemmorating the events of 1916 - the Easter Rising.

Easter 1916 - The Rebellion in Dublin
The Easter Rising of 1916 - a lost cause right from the start.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

The Basics of Ireland
Basic facts on and about Ireland - geographical and otherwise.

County Carlow
Information on visiting and enjoying County Carlow in the Province of Leinster.

Maritime Ireland
Travelling Ireland with a maritime theme - sights and activities on the coast and on the inland waterways.