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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...

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...

Turn Your Frown Upside Down: Methods to Ease Blue Monday

Blue Monday is a term used to describe the ‘most depressing day of the year’. The third Monday of January, the day was invented by travel...

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Discover The Most Unique Places to Stay in Ireland

Ever fancied spending the night in a castle, or maybe even a lighthouse? What about the state-of-the-art super modern houses? The Emerald Isle is...
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Best Cafes to Visit in Belfast, Northern Ireland

Belfast Cafe's Are Not To Be Missed There are lots of coffee lovers out there or even those who end up looking for a nice...

Fun Things to do in Northern Ireland

There are many amazing reasons why you should visit Northern Ireland. It is steeped in great history, culture and has many unforgettable attractions. If...

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....

County Leitrim: The Most Brimming Gem of Ireland

Filled with wild waterways, surprise shots of adrenaline, and a landscape that continues to muse artists of all sorts. County Leitrim is one of the...

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Turn Your Frown Upside Down: Methods to Ease Blue Monday

Blue Monday is a term used to describe the ‘most depressing day of the year’. The third Monday of January, the day was invented by travel marketing executives to encourage people to book holidays. Playing...

Things To Do in Pisa

Located on the western coast of Italy, Pisa is a renowned city in Tuscany. Most tourists think that this city is only known for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but it has many amazing sites....

Must-See Casablanca

Casablanca is a huge city: it is the largest in Morocco, the largest in Northwest Africa (otherwise known as the Maghreb region), and the eighth largest in the Arab world. It has a population of...

The Top 8 Naples Dishes

Naples is a city famed for its food and drink as well as its beautiful coastlines and architecture. But what exactly do Neapolitans eat daily? We have collected the top eight dishes you won’t want...

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu: Father of the English Ghost Story

Joseph Thomas Sheridan Le Fanu (28th August 1814 – 7th February 1873) was a prolific Irish-born writer best known for his 1872 gothic vampire novel Carmilla. He is considered to be one of the most...

Things to Do In Italy for Adventure

Italy has always been known for its rich history and as a cultural centre and one of the oldest civilizations in the world, but what many don’t know is that there are numerous adventures to...

Dracula Tourism: Must-see Locations

Published in 1897, Bram Stoker’s gothic horror novel Dracula remains one of the most enduring and popular novels of all time. Inspiring countless movies and literature, Dracula has become a must-read for horror fans and its...

Bari: The California of Southern Italy

Bari is a stunning coastal city located in southern Italy. It is the capital of the Metropolitan City of Bari and the Apulia zone. It’s the second-largest city in Southern Italy, and was named the...

To Be Kind: Celebrating World Kindness Day

While we are often encouraged to be successful and to strive for perfection, one thing that seems to be lacking in a modern discussion is the endeavour of being kind. Kindness is a tool of...

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Digging into the Secrets of Irish Pookas

Every country with a renowned history has its share of legends, myths, and traditional stories, as they help in shaping the cultural and historical existence...

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...

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...

The Children of Lir: A Fascinating Irish Legend

The Children of Lir legend is a must know story that will meet your curiosity for history. So, if you're the type of person...

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;...