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‘Oh, Danny Boy’: The Lyrics and History of Ireland’s Beloved Song

A popular song that has gone on to epitomise Irish culture, Danny Boy is a ballad with an ancient Irish melody. Despite the lyrics...
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Dunluce Castle – Incredible Medieval Castle on Cliffs in County Antrim

The Impressive Dunluce Castle Dunluce is a must-visit for anyone visiting or living in Northern Ireland. Its location is incredible, and the crumbling ruins impressive....
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Limavady – History, Attractions and Trails with Amazing Photos

Limavady is a small town that is 14 miles outside of Coleraine and only 17 miles outside of Derry/Londonderry city. Its postal area is...

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‘Oh, Danny Boy’: The Lyrics and History of Ireland’s Beloved Song

A popular song that has gone on to epitomise Irish culture, Danny Boy is a ballad with an ancient Irish melody. Despite the lyrics being penned by an Englishman, Danny Boy is associated with Irish communities. The tune is taken from...

The Whole History of the Tuatha de Danann: Ireland’s Most Ancient Race

Treasure is not always about gold and money; it is not even about materialistic stuff at all. Treasure can lie in the most intangible things; ones that possess a great value. To get straight to the point, everything that shapes cultures...

An Insight into the Irish Wake and the Superstitions Associated with it

What is the meaning of life? The answer to this question may take forever. People rarely do know the reason for their existence in this life. On the other hand, you start appreciating whatever life has to offer when death comes...

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 President Barack Obama has lent his...
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Dunluce Castle – Incredible Medieval Castle on Cliffs in County Antrim

The Impressive Dunluce Castle Dunluce is a must-visit for anyone visiting or living in Northern Ireland. Its location is incredible, and the crumbling ruins impressive. Have a look at our photos and videos and decide for yourself. Whilst they don't compare to...

Famous Irish People Who Made History in Their Lifetime

What do an American president, an Oscar nominee, a scientist who was the first able to split the nucleus of an atom, and a rebel have in common? Well, they are all famous Irish people who made different breakthroughs in various...

Famous Irish Traditions: Music, Sports, Folklore & More

Ireland has always done things differently, we have our own Irish traditions and customs that make us unique to anywhere else in the world. From our language, music, arts, literature, folklore, cuisine and sports are all special to Irish people. Much of...
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Peace Wall Belfast – The Most Popular Tourist Attraction in the City (FREE)

Peace Wall Belfast  The Peace Walls are a series of barriers that were erected across the course of "The Troubles" to separate Catholic and Protestant neighbourhoods, which are still visible throughout Northern Ireland today. They are located throughout Belfast, Derry, Portadown and...

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The Beautiful Lake Carra in County Mayo

Lough Carra, County Mayo - A Lake beside Lough Mask Between Ballinrobe, Ballintubber and Claremorris. Lough Carra is located in the Barony of Carra,...

Paul Muldoon | Irish Poet

A poetry prize winner, an Oxford Professor and a globally known, celebrated poet. But where did he start his amazing journey? Paul Muldoon has...

Quiet Streams: The Silent Valley Reservoir

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYXSFFtCuOI   Deep in the heart of County Down, an area known as Silent Valley lies nestled between the Mourne Mountains. Silent Valley has breathtaking views...
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Game of Thrones Tapestry, Belfast

Game of Thrones Tapestry Belfast This tapestry that is located inside Ulster Museum and shows different key scenes from every episode of Game of Thrones....

Famous Bars in Ireland – The Best Traditional Irish Pubs

Ireland is a place famous for its pubs, where you’ll find many Irish enjoying a drink and socialising with friends. Pubs in Ireland come...

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The Europa Hotel Belfast

One of Belfast's most prestigious and famous addresses, the Europa Hotel is both a landmark and something of an institution in Northern Ireland. A four-star hotel located in the heart of Belfast City, in Great...

Irish Staycation: 6 Of The Best Places at Home

Holidaying has become a bit of a tricky subject lately, with restrictions lifting on travel and airlines offering major discounts, now is the time to get a bargain holiday. However, many people are still cautious...

The Grand Opera House

The Grand Opera House is located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and it was designed by the theatre architect Frank Matcham and opened in December 1895. The opera contains a 100-seat theatre space and three bars....

Alentejo: A Hidden Gem from Portugal

In the heart of Portugal, between Algarve and Lisbon, you will find Alentejo. One of the most exquisite countryside regions where you can swim in the beautiful beaches, enjoy nature and find unique places.  Similar...

Best Places for Families to Visit in Portugal

When it comes to the perfect vacation or a well-needed family holiday, you need to consider where in the world to visit. If you would like to discover a country with mountains, beaches, culture and...

Florence, Italy: The City of Wealth, Beauty, and History

One of the most visited cities in Italy, Florence is famous for its history as it was once a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities at the time....

Baron Empain Palace: History and Restoration

The Baron Empain Palace is well known historical Hindu-style palace in Egypt, which is located in Heliopolis district, a suburb northeast of central Cairo, Egypt. The palace was designed by an architect named Alexandre Marcel...

El Manasterly Palace

According to the latest census carried out by the National Organization for Urban Harmony, Egypt contains 6400 palaces and historical buildings, estimated at 200 billion US dollars (as in 3.5 trillion Egyptian pounds). Cairo alone...

Staycation London: 8 of the Best Places to Stay in the Capital

When people visit the United Kingdom, there first thought will be London. One of the most exciting cities, the kind of staycation London can offer can suit all ages and traveller types. The most popular...

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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...
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Fairy Glen

Who doesn't love a fairy story? We are going to share some background to fairies from all over the world and try and answer...

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...

The Children of Lir: A Fascinating Irish Legend

The Children of Lir legend is a must know story that will meet your curiosity for history. So, if you're the type of person...

Leprechauns: the Famous Tiny-Bodied Fairies of Ireland

Throughout the years, cultures develop their own beliefs and mythological tales. Some of these tales keep on descending to the younger generations for years;...