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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...

Irish Heritage | Around the World and Beyond

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...

Discovering Ireland: Walk through 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...

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

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...

Liverpool and its Irish Heritage and Connection

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,...