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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...
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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...

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 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...

Dublin City: the World’s Natural Wonders in One City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkaUacgFzFw&t=379s There's so much to explore in Ireland, but one place for the top of your list? The stunning capital city of Dublin. Not only does Dublin hold a unique place in Irish culture and history, in the present day it is now...
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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...

Castle Ward: The National Trust’s Winterfell

When you spend most of your time in a city in Northern Ireland or are visiting to experience the country for the first time, it can...

Groomsport: Cockle Cottages and The Eagle Wing

Groomsport is the beautiful, coastal village that captures the imagination.  Situated on the south shore of Belfast Lough, this picturesque little township was originally a small...

Pancake Tuesday: The Origin of Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday, more affectionately known as Pancake Day, is a day where pancakes are served for every meal? When is Pancake Tuesday, you ask? It is...

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Gillies Bar and Grill Ballymena – Galgorm

From the moment you walk in the door of Gillies Bar and Grill at Galgorm Resort and Spa, you can tell that it is...
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On the Road to Galway -A Quick Stop Near Dromahair and Ballintogher

On our recent trip to Galway/Connemara - as we crossed the border from County Leitrim to County Sligo - we took a break to...
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360 Degree Video of War Memorial, Mount Vernon, Belfast

Check out this 360 degree video experience of the great war memorial that is just off the Shore Road in Belfast - in Mount Vernon,...

An Insight into the Fascinating Nature of County Derry

With a vast and breathtaking landscape, covering an area of some 798 square miles, County Derry stands as one of the most alluring counties...

Fairy Island: Lusty Beg Island and Spa Hotel

In the heart of Fermanagh’s lakes lies Lusty Beg Island. Hidden under the cover of trees and shrubbery, the island hosts premium accommodation that...

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Groomsport: Cockle Cottages and The Eagle Wing

Groomsport is the beautiful, coastal village that captures the imagination.  Situated on the south shore of Belfast Lough, this picturesque little township was originally a small fishing village and is now a hotspot for water...

Pancake Tuesday: The Origin of Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday, more affectionately known as Pancake Day, is a day where pancakes are served for every meal? When is Pancake Tuesday, you ask? It is celebrated the day before Ash Wednesday - the first...

Castle Ward: The National Trust’s Winterfell

When you spend most of your time in a city in Northern Ireland or are visiting to experience the country for the first time, it can be useful to know that you are never too...

Your Belfast Restaurant Week 2020 Guide!

Belfast is an exciting place to visit! When it comes to its unbelievable food scene, with new restaurants popping up in the city, with awarding winning restaurants and chefs, with famous markets as well as...

Best Egyptian Destinations in 2020

The New Year is upon us and Egypt has been on every list of the best destinations in 2020. The country offers a multitude of activities and destinations from stunning beaches to historical sites, from...

24 Hours in Cairo: One of the World’s Oldest Cities

Cairo is the capital of Egypt and is one of the oldest cities in the world, so it might be difficult to navigate it in one day or decide exactly what you want to see....

Film Locations in Italy: Cities and Landscapes

Roman civilization is one that is famed for its culture, so it is only natural that Italy has inspired so many artists over the course of its history. Filmmakers, especially, have been enchanted with the...

Cillian Murphy: By Order of the Peaky Blinders

Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor who has become a household name due to being the star of acclaimed show, Peaky Blinders. Born and raised in County Cork, his father Brendan worked for the Irish...

Niall Horan: A One Direction Dream Come True

Irish singer and songwriter Niall Horan was born on the 13th of September 1993 in Mullingar, Ireland. He became a popular singer as a member of the band One Direction. In 2010, he participated as...

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Leprechauns: the Famous Tiny-Bodied Fairies of Ireland

Throughout the years, cultures develop their own beliefs and mythological tales. Some of these tales keep on descending to the younger generations for years;...

The Myth of the Clurichaun

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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...

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 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...