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Seamus Heaney: His Life | His Work | His Successes

Farming background, country at war, teacher, writer, Nobel Prize winner... continue reading to learn about how Seamus Heaney's life experiences shaped his writing, and how he became a famous author going onto win the Nobel...

Enniscorthy Castle, County Wexford

Build originally in 1190, Enniscorthy Castle in Enniscorthy town, County Wexford has a rich history, being the home of many families, prisoners and armies over its long lifetime. From 1190 to the mid-1370s, the castle was...

Queen’s University Belfast: Past, Present and Future

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK, providing world-class education underpinned by world-class research... where did it all begin? Well, keep reading to find out more about this iconic University...

Dunbrody Famine Ship – County Wexford

Ireland’s history has often captured peoples attention around the world, many remember the harrowing times when the famine was taking place in the country, which saw many Irish citizens emigrating to different parts of the...

Irish National Heritage Park, County Wexford

A visit to County Wexford will be one not to disappoint you, soak up the culture and history with its variety of attractions which are sure to offer something for everyone. One of the top...

Loftus Hall, Ireland’s Most Haunted House

Loftus Hall is a house located in County Wexford and is part of the Hook Peninsula, known as the Hook Peninsula for its shape.This photo of Loftus Hall is courtesy of TripAdvisor Originally the house was...

A Guide to Scotland | Attractions & Must-See Places

Scotland is a part of the United Kingdom, its capital is Edinburgh. It is surrounded with water from three directions, the Atlantic Ocean from the north and west, the North Sea to the south, and...

Explore the Haunted Wicklow Gaol, County Wicklow

Out of the many attractions found in County Wicklow, one that is a must visit for all visitors to the area is the Wicklow Gaol.  At Wicklow Gaol, the infamous former prison has now been...

Exploring Ireland’s Ancient East

Nestled amongst the rolling hills of Boyne Valley lies Newgrange, a passage tomb constructed by Stone Age farmers over 5,000 years ago. Celebrated by historians as the archaeological jewel of Ireland’s Ancient East, debate continues...

Blarney Castle: Where Irish Myths and History Combine

Located near county cork, you'll find the captivating medieval Blarney Castle, built over six hundred years ago. This Irish castle is filled with endless myths and legends that would attract anyone to see it up...

Drunken History: Ireland’s Whiskey Heritage

Ireland has a rich and proud history when it comes to whiskey: even the word itself is derived from the Gaelic ‘uisce beatha’ (‘water of life’). Throughout the island of Ireland you will find whiskey...

Grace O’Malley: Meet the Greatest 16th-Century Irish Feminist

Known as an Irish chieftain and legend of the sea, Grace O’Malley is remembered as one of the greatest and most important figures of her era. A ferocious pirate and sea conquerer who stopped at...