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Kilmainham Gaol; Former Prison Turned Tourist Attraction

Located in Dublin is one of the city's most historic attractions, the Kilmainham Gaol. It's currently considered one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe. Many Irish revolutionaries of the 1916 Easter Rising were imprisoned...

Art Galleries in Belfast: A Local’s Guide to Must-See Attractions

Which art galleries in Belfast are a must for visitors? Belfast has been long associated with the famous ocean liner Titanic, but the increasingly popular tourist spot has more to offer including a thriving arts...

The Valour of San Patricios Battalion

Around St. Patrick’s Day, people begin to witness Irish symbols and colours of green and gold everywhere. One place in history where you might be surprised to see a green and gold Irish-themed military standard is...
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Cleopatra Trail: The Last Queen of Egypt

One of the most famous historical figures, Cleopatra’s life and death is full of mystery and controversy. To this day, historians are not sure where she was buried and her tomb has never been found. If...

Tayto: Ireland’s Most Famous Crisps

When you come to Ireland you might notice something that is pretty much everywhere. This is Tayto, Ireland's most loved and famous crisps. You can't come to Ireland without trying a packet of the tasty...

Jeanie Johnston: Irish Emigrant Ship

Looking for things to do on your next Dublin Trip? Then a visit to the Jeanie Johnston, an Irish Immigrant ship is must- experience. The Jeanie Johnston is a replica of a famous tall ship...

The Famous Tradition of Irish Dancing

Irish Dancing or Irish Dance is one of the most famous and much-loved traditions that has come from Ireland. Irish dancing is a variety of traditional dances the composes of solo and group dances. Not only...

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...

Derry Girls: The Hit Northern Irish TV Show

As the second season of the critically acclaimed Irish sitcom, Derry Girls fast approaches in March, we thought we would explore the success of the show so far. Derry Girls is a show we didn’t...
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Irish Castles: Where History and Paranormal Activity Combine

Irish Castles are a perfect representation of the country’s long history. Every corner of Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland is littered with historical buildings and discoveries, representing the region’s long standing culture. Now, it...
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Game of Thrones: The Real History behind the Hit TV Series

Almost everyone has seen or heard of or watched the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Ever since it debuted in 2011, Game of Thrones has won over fans from across the globe, inspiring role-play...

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...