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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...

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...

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....

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The Myth of the Clurichaun

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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...
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Exploring the Beautiful County Monaghan, Ireland

Monaghan is a Northern County in Ireland (some do ask!) And no, it is not in Northern Ireland (politically) but is geographically. It sits...

Everyone’s Favourite Seaside Resort: Bundoran, Donegal

Perfect Irish Destination Bundoran is a popular seaside resort that is located in the stunning County Donegal in Ireland. It has often been referred to...
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Irish Linen Centre and Museum, Lisburn, Northern Ireland

Irish Linen Centre  Irish Linen Centre and Museum is located in Lisburn and does exactly what it says on the tin. Its all about Irish linen products. From...

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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...

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,...

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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 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...

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...

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...

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...