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Places to Stay in Dublin

Planning a trip to Dublin sometime soon? Looking for the best places to stay in the city? Well, you have come to the right place, here at ConnollyCove we have created the ultimate guide to...

10 Charming Irish Towns You Must Visit

When people plan a trip to Ireland, they usually make sure to hit the big cities like Dublin and Belfast, and rightly so, those cities have so much to attract people from award-winning tourist attractions,...

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...

Irish Author Edna O’Brien | A Controversial Writer

An international success, PEN Award winner, and an autobiographical author. Irish Author Edna O'Brien has lived and written about, an extraordinary life. She continues to shock, and please the world with her controversial, yet beautiful...

Bram Stoker: Gothic Ireland and his famous Dracula

Bram Stoker is arguably one of Ireland's most famous authors, and he is known worldwide for his creation of the mythical monster Dracula. Throughout, and after, his life he received a lot of appreciation for...

Irish Author Maria Edgeworth and her Life Work

Maria Edgeworth is another famous author from our Island called Ireland. She created many children and adult novels throughout her life and played a role in the evolution of the Novel across Europe.  Continue reading below...

Brian Friel: His Life Work and Legacy

Brian Friel is a large name within Ireland's literary world. During his lifetime he created many poems, plays and short stories. In addition, he created many well-known pieces, for example, Transitions and Faith Healer, and...

Irish Author: Cecelia Ahern – Book and Film Success

Here at ConnollyCove, we take pride in all the famous writers Ireland has produced. Cecelia Ahern is a contemporary author who has had major book and film success throughout her ongoing career. Continue reading to discover...

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...

Oscar Wilde: His Journey, Fame and Downfall

Here at ConnollyCove we love everything and everyone Irish. Continue reading to discover the Life, Work, Fame, and Downfall of the famous Irish playwright Oscar Wilde.  Early Life Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was born on the...

Belfast Giants: An Irish Sport Success Story

Known for its quick actions, hard bashes, and mighty comebacks, ice hockey is a popular sport across Europe’s countries and the North American continent. It is a contact team sport played on ice in a...

The Origins of the Celtic Tree of Life

The Irish culture embraces a wide range of symbols that signify their beliefs and notions. While there are many of them, this time, we’re discussing one of the most important subjects in the Celtic culture....