The Celtic Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Ireland

Irish Mythology
The evolution of the world has been constant ever since the beginning of time. Thus, things change always; we miss things that used to take place in the past. Yet, we get to live with new advancements that weren’t there back then, habitually.What...

The Legend of the Selkies | Mythology

Selkies Image for ConnollyCove
Perhaps one of the most notable mythical sea creatures in Irish and Scottish legends are the Selkies who are also called Seal Folk. They are mythological beings capable of changing from seal to human form by shedding their skin.Most of the myths involving selkies...

Vikings Filming Locations in Ireland

Vikings TV Show Image
Ireland has become a sought after destination for filmmakers and TV series executives recently. With the outstanding popularity of Game of Thrones, which was mostly filmed in Northern Ireland, more and more producers have been seeking the sprawling Irish landscapes as backdrops for their...

Irish Heritage | Around the World and Beyond

Queenstown 1874
Ireland All Around the World Mass Irish emigration over the past few centuries has caused many place names around the world to be renamed after Irish towns and cities. Bangor is the name of 28 towns around the world, including Bangor, County Down. Some of...

Discovering Ireland: Walk through History

Giants Causeway Ireland History
If you are interested in exploring both the history of Ireland and the Irish outdoors, look no further.Here at ConnollyCove, we have created this guide on historic walkways around Ireland which we think you should explore: North to South.Causeway Coast Way This walkway is located...

Ireland Through a Canvas | 30 Greatest Irish Artists | A-Z

Tate Modern Museum Art
Interested in art? Interested in Ireland? Want to explore both on your travels? Look no further! Here at ConnollyCove, we have comprised the top 30 Irish Artists and where you can find their work when exploring Ireland. Irish Artist | Kevin AboschKevin Abosch was born...

Liverpool and its Irish Heritage and Connection

Liverpool Irish Heritage Celebration
In Liverpool, it is estimated that three-quarters of the city’s population has Irish roots: some locals even refer to it as ‘the second capital of Ireland’. Each year there is a festival of music, theatre, literature, dance, performance and film to celebrate Liverpool's Irish...

James Joyce: His Life, Work and Legacy

James Joyce Library
James Joyce was a phenomenal Irish author, short story writer, and poet, his work is still studied today and inspires keen writers all around the world. James Joyce had a unique skill to bring words to life that enchanted the minds of anyone who...

Lady Gregory: An Often Overlooked Author

Lady Gregory, Coole Park
Lady Gregory is often forgotten about when discussing Irish literature. Often paired with William Butler Yeats. After much research, she has been given the credit she deserved. Throughout her life she wrote much drama, folklore and became a theatre manager.Keep reading to learn more...

Things to do in Sligo, Ireland

Sligo Town Ireland
Sligo is a hidden gem in the north-west of Ireland that is often overlooked when people come to visit the emerald isle. Rich in its history, Sligo is an ideal location to experience traditional Irish culture.  Where to stay? The number one best value hotel to...