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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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‘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...

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...

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...
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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...

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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Peace Wall Belfast – The Most Popular Tourist Attraction in the City (FREE)

Peace Wall Belfast  The Peace Walls are a series of barriers that were erected across the course of "The Troubles" to separate Catholic and Protestant neighbourhoods, which are still visible throughout Northern Ireland today. They are located throughout Belfast, Derry, Portadown and...

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Marsh’s Library: Oldest Library in Ireland

Sometimes when we think we've discovered all the amazing places in Dublin to visit and then we come across the little gem that is...
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Top 10 Things To Do in London – London Attractions

Check out our list of the Top 10 Things To Do in London 10. Take a walk around Hyde Park This is definitely one of the...

Sir Ernest Shackleton: The Great Irish Antarctic Explorer

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton (1874 – 1922) was an Irish explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic over one hundred years ago....
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Blast from the Past: The Pharaonic Village in Giza, a Glimpse into the Lives of Ancient Egyptians

Welcome to the Pharaonic Village in Giza, Egypt Egypt is truly the cradle of civilisations. You must have wondered at some point how people in...

Celtic Jewellery: Claddagh Ring

Across the world, the Claddagh ring is worn as a piece of beautiful jewellery. However, do you know where this iconic ring originated?  Here is...

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Things to Do in Portugal in Your Twenties

Are there things to do in Portugal for people in their twenties? That’s a question that many ask when thinking of planning their trip. Why? Because some families go for good food, relax and safety...

Beijing: A City of History and Modernity

Beijing is one of the most famous cities in China, with many historical and scenic spots. Beijing has more than three thousand years of history as a city. Besides, it has a history of more...

The Best Books to Read in 2020

Reading is a great solace to many and, after the year 2020 has been, that has continued on over the course of this year. There has been an incredible collection of books released in 2020...

Irish Female Scientists You Should Know

Ireland is known for its natural beauty, its rich creative culture, and its tragic history, but it has also produced an astounding number of female scientists. Historically, women’s contribution to the S.T.E.M subjects – science,...

Verona: More Love Than Romeo and Juliet

The Italian city of Verona is a city on the Adige River in Veneto, Italy. It is one of the main tourist destinations in the region of northern Italy, and even Italy as a whole,...

The Upcoming Inauguration of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)

“The Grand Egyptian Museum is the most important cultural project in the world in the twenty-first century. It will be the greatest and largest museum in the world, and the interior design and display of...

The Knockagh Monument

Located in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, the Knockagh Monument war memorial for those from County Antrim who died in the first and second world wars. It can be found at the top of Knockagh Hill,...

The Odyssey Complex

The Odyssey Complex is a sports and entertainment cylindrical shaped and a huge sporting arena on the eastern side of the river at the edge of the Titanic Quarter. The complex features a hands-on science...

Loughshore Park

Loughshore Park is located near the starting point of the Causeway Coastal Route, just off the Shore Road near the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, along the shores of Belfast Lough. It is a great...

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The Legend of Finn McCool and the Isle of Man

For all the legend lovers out there, look nowhere further than the history and legends of Ireland. It is the perfect place around the...

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....

Mythical Monsters in Irish Folklore

Irish folklore has lasted hundreds of years, if not more. Its popularity stems from the variety of myths and legends that have been passed...

The Globally Celebrated St. Patrick’s Day Construed

Bringing millions of people together from different parts of the world, St. Patrick’s Day is perhaps one of the most hotly-anticipated celebrations of the...

Troubled Soil: Islandmagee’s Hidden History

Hidden in the rocky hills of County Antrim’s east coast lies Islandmagee, a grassy peninsula town epicentre to the nearby ports of Larne and...