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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 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...

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...

10 Delicious Healthy Restaurants for Your Irish Road Trip

Ireland is a country rich in quality gastronomic products, because food is an integral part of contemporary Irish culture. Although traditional Irish dishes are not always...

5 tips for Hiking during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ireland is a hiker's paradise destination from short walks to strenuous mountain range trails. It is known around the world for its spectacular scenery, unique natural...

8 Must-Do Outdoor Activities in Ireland

Ireland is well known for its extraordinary landscapes, its fabulous mountains and its many activities. It is the best destination for lovers of adventure, thrills and...

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Maureen O’Hara: Life, Love and Iconic Movies

Maureen O'Hara (17 August 1920 – 24 October 2015) was an Irish-American actress and singer. She was known for playing fiercely passionate but sensible...
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BALLINTOY HARBOUR – Beautiful Coastal And GOT Filming Location

Known as a ‘raised beach’, Ballintoy's name comes from the Irish Baile an Tuaigh, meaning 'the northern townland'. It is located in County Antrim,...
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Things to do in Belfast for Kids

There are plenty of entertaining attractions for the young around Belfast. Here, we’ll help you plan some fun outings for your family and youngsters,...
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Belfast Peace Walls – Amazing Murals and History in Belfast

The Belfast Peace Walls are full of amazing murals and history that tells an important story of Belfast, The Troubles and why the peace...
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Game of Thrones Door 9, Ballygally Castle Hotel

The Irish Doors from the Game of Thrones Seasons - when trees fell in The Dark Hedges - they were crafted into beautiful pub...

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Get Your Steps in at These 7 Parks & Trails in Ireland

Famous for its lush green landscape and breathtaking views, the entire island of Ireland is a hiking paradise. From steep mountains to sandy beaches, it is easy to find exciting paths and trails to walk...

Discover Gérardmer City

Gérardmer, the City in the Heart of Massif Des Vosges Perched at 675 metres in altitude in the heart of the Vosges mountains, Gérardmer is a city located in Northeastern France, near the German border. It...

5 tips for Hiking during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Ireland is a hiker's paradise destination from short walks to strenuous mountain range trails. It is known around the world for its spectacular scenery, unique natural beauty and its variety of outdoor activities. If you...

10 Delicious Healthy Restaurants for Your Irish Road Trip

Ireland is a country rich in quality gastronomic products, because food is an integral part of contemporary Irish culture. Although traditional Irish dishes are not always healthy, restaurateurs have incorporated different dietary requirements into their...

8 Must-Do Outdoor Activities in Ireland

Ireland is well known for its extraordinary landscapes, its fabulous mountains and its many activities. It is the best destination for lovers of adventure, thrills and nature. Here is a list of 8 must-do outdoor...

Everything You Need To Know About the Eiffel Tower

Located in the 7th arrondissement, this immense iron monument, a real architectural and technical challenge, is today the symbol of Paris and France for tourists from all over the world. One of the most recognizable...

Get the Best Out of Your Trip to Versailles | Travel Guide

Once home to the French kings and queens, the Palace of Versailles is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Paris. Within the palace walls guests walk the magnificent halls and gardens, taking in...

A Delicious Guide to French Culinary Specialities

French Gastronomy The first culinary nation in the world, France is recognized worldwide for its gastronomy and its art of living. French luxury is intimately linked to its culinary art. Moreover, since 2010, the French gastronomic...

The Occitanie Region

Located in the south-west of France, the Occitanie region, since 2016, brings together the former Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées regions. It is the land of the Occitan language, a dialect of the south, which has retained...

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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....

Samhain and the Unpopular Origins of Halloween

It’s the time of the year when things get spooky. The days get shorter, the leaves turn orange and brown, and supermarkets try to...

The Legend of the Selkies | Mythology

Perhaps one of the most notable mythical sea creatures in Irish and Scottish legends are the Selkies who are also called Seal Folk. They...

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...

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...