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Celtic Mythology on TV: American Gods’ Mad Sweeney

American Gods is a fantasy-drama television series based on British author Neil Gaiman’s novel of the same name, published in 2001. Its premise is unique. The show opens with Shadow Moon, the protagonist, who is told...

Best Online Museums: No Need To Fly

Travel sometimes isn’t an option, but that doesn’t mean culture cannot be absorbed through different methods. Some of the best online museums feature online museum tours to experience from the comfort of home. With incredible...

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...

Belfast History: The Origins of a City

Belfast or, in Irish, Béal Feirste means “river mouth of the sandbanks”. It is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, and the second largest on the island of Ireland. By population, it is...

Famous Irish Lighthouses and Where to Find Them

All around Ireland, you will find some of the most unique and captivating lighthouses and with each lighthouse comes an unforgettable history and stories to uncover. A perfect trip idea for visiting Ireland is taking...

Murals and Museums: Dark Tourism in Belfast

  After a period of difficulty in Northern Ireland known as ‘The Troubles’, Belfast has been slowly reinventing itself as a tourist destination globally. Museums in Northern Ireland have been establishing themselves on the world stage...

Linenopolis: The Linen Quarter of Belfast

The city of Belfast has been known for many things, but one of its proudest products is something that the city would be nicknamed after - Linen. Whilst not producing linen anymore, the incredible impact...

Celtic Jewellery: Claddagh Ring

Across the world, the Claddagh ring is worn as a piece of beautiful jewellery. However, do you know where this iconic ring originated?  Here is a short guide on the origins, symbolism, and where you can...

Discovering Ireland: A Guide to Castles in Antrim

There are many historic castles to visit in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Here at ConnollyCove, we have created this guide to all the castles in Antrim you need to see while visiting Northern Ireland. Glenarm Castle Our...

The Celtic Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Ireland

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...

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 are mythological beings capable of changing from seal to human form...

Vikings Filming Locations in Ireland

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...