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‘Oh, Danny Boy’: The Lyrics and History of Ireland’s Beloved Song

A popular song that has gone on to epitomise Irish culture, Danny Boy is a ballad with an ancient Irish melody. Despite the lyrics...
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Dunluce Castle – Incredible Medieval Castle on Cliffs in County Antrim

The Impressive Dunluce Castle Dunluce is a must-visit for anyone visiting or living in Northern Ireland. Its location is incredible, and the crumbling ruins impressive....
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Limavady – History, Attractions and Trails with Amazing Photos

Limavady is a small town that is 14 miles outside of Coleraine and only 17 miles outside of Derry/Londonderry city. Its postal area is...

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The Whole History of the Tuatha de Danann: Ireland’s Most Ancient Race

Treasure is not always about gold and money; it is not even about materialistic stuff at all. Treasure can lie in the most intangible things; ones that possess a great value. To get straight to the point, everything that shapes cultures...
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‘Oh, Danny Boy’: The Lyrics and History of Ireland’s Beloved Song

A popular song that has gone on to epitomise Irish culture, Danny Boy is a ballad with an ancient Irish melody. Despite the lyrics being penned by an Englishman, Danny Boy is associated with Irish communities. The tune is taken from...

An Insight into the Irish Wake and the Superstitions Associated with it

What is the meaning of life? The answer to this question may take forever. People rarely do know the reason for their existence in this life. On the other hand, you start appreciating whatever life has to offer when death comes...

The History, Lyrics and Meaning of the Amazing Grace Song

Amazing Grace has become one of the most beautifully haunting Christian hymns in the world. Many famous faces have covered the iconic song from Elvis Presley to Aretha Franklin to Johnny Cash. Even former US President Barack Obama has lent his...

Famous Irish Traditions: Music, Sports, Folklore & More

Ireland has always done things differently, we have our own Irish traditions and customs that make us unique to anywhere else in the world. From our language, music, arts, literature, folklore, cuisine and sports are all special to Irish people. Much of...
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Dunluce Castle – Incredible Medieval Castle on Cliffs in County Antrim

The Impressive Dunluce Castle Dunluce is a must-visit for anyone visiting or living in Northern Ireland. Its location is incredible, and the crumbling ruins impressive. Have a look at our photos and videos and decide for yourself. Whilst they don't compare to...

Famous Irish People Who Made History in Their Lifetime

What do an American president, an Oscar nominee, a scientist who was the first able to split the nucleus of an atom, and a rebel have in common? Well, they are all famous Irish people who made different breakthroughs in various...

100 Best Irish Historical Fiction to Consider Reading

Whether you are a vivid reader or someone who doesn’t read at all, we all share the curiosity of learning about the past. Long before we came into this world, more than a few incidents took place. Some of them actually...

The Most Haunted Places in Italy

A lot of countries believe in different superstitions, but Italy is known to be one of the most superstitious countries in the world, so it’s no...

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Shibden Hall: A Monument of Lesbian History in Halifax

Shibden Hall in Halifax, West Yorkshire, has recently gathered attention. The location has become the main filming location for the BBC TV series Gentleman...
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Beautiful Ballygally and Ballintoy, County Antrim

Beautiful Ballygally and Ballintoy, County Antrim are lovely little finds that we wanted to share with you, from Ballygally castle to Ballintoy harbour where...
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MILLTOWN CEMETERY BELFAST – West Belfast Cemetery-Political

Milltown Cemetery You might be asking yourself why would knowing or even visiting a cemetery be an important part of Belfast. We have to say...

Off the Beaten Track: Adventure in Northern Ireland

Gone are the days of visitors to Northern Ireland being solely reliant on guided tours and regular pilgrimages to the holy grail of tourism...

The Incredible Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple is in one of the most famous cities in Egypt, as it contains most of the ancient relics in the country, spread...

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The Most Haunted Places in Italy

A lot of countries believe in different superstitions, but Italy is known to be one of the most superstitious countries in the world, so it’s no surprise that many abandoned locations have gained notoriety as...

Best Places to Visit in Taiwan

Best Places to Visit in Taiwan Although Taiwan is a small semi-tropical island in East Asia, it has a renowned reputation for travelers. In 2021 Taiwan was selected as the best place for living and ex-pats...

Top Places To Visit In Canada

Canada is a wonderful country full of places that suit every kind of person. Do you like to go on a hike in the mountains or do you like exploring cities with your family? Then...

Top Things to Do in Garden City, Cairo

Garden City is a very prestigious neighborhood in Cairo, Egypt. It was founded by Khedive Ismail, near the Semiramis Hotel, so that the upper class of society could live and he could host foreigners for...

7 Things to Do in Ras Sidr

Ras Sidr is one of the best tourist destinations in Egypt. It is about 200 kilometers from Cairo on the Gulf of Suez, east of Suez City. Ras Sidr is divided into three regions which...

Amazing Things to Do in Ras El Bar

Ras El Bar is located in Damietta city, which is considered one of the most beautiful areas that can be visited during the winter and summer seasons, due to its location at the confluence of...

11 Things to Do in Nuweiba

Nuweiba is located in the South Sinai Governorate, on the Gulf of Aqaba. It is an important port there, spreading over an area of 5097 km2. Nuweiba was known as an isolated desert oasis but...

The King Farouk Rest House

The King Farouk Rest House Museum is located directly on the banks of the Nile, six km west of Helwan, along the main road from Cairo to Helwan. The rest house was designed in the form...

Famous Parks and Gardens in Cairo

The city of Cairo, Egypt, is known for its many open spaces, gardens and parks where families go during days off and official holidays to enjoy their time in the open air. Some of these...

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The Superstitious Fairy Trees in Ireland

Ireland has always been a place filled with fascinating folklore and stories. One very interesting folklore surrounds those of the mystical Irish Fairy trees....

The Curious Case of Irish Curses

An island people the Irish may be, yet the history of Ireland has never been insular or inward-looking. Instead, it is a story of...

Beware the Wail of the Banshee

Irish mythology and folklore are famed for its richness of detail, its abundance of memorable characters and its meaningful fables. From the most well-known...

The Celtic Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Ireland

The evolution of the world has been constant ever since the beginning of time. Thus, things change always; we miss things that used to...

Interesting Facts about the Irish Legend of the Children of Lir

Thanks to the continental drift, the world has separated into more than a few continents. Successively, each continent has several countries as well. Before...