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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...
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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...

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...

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...
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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...

Dublin City: the World’s Natural Wonders in One City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkaUacgFzFw&t=379s There's so much to explore in Ireland, but one place for the top of your list? The stunning capital city of Dublin. Not only does Dublin hold a unique place in Irish culture and history, in the present day it is now...

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Alcatraz Island in San Francisco

Some of us like spending out vacations or time off at exotic locations or beaches to relax and unwind, but some others would prefer...

Viking History: Insight into the Age of Phantom Travellers

Thunder, Thor, and brutality. These are the common perceptions of the Vikings. They are people who made a stamp on the world through exploration...

Ireland Town Names and Their Meaning

Ever wondered why you see recurring letters in place names when in Ireland? Come on a journey with us as we at ConnollyCove explore...

Kildare County Embraces A Handful Portion of Ireland’s Beauty

There are so many places to get introduced to in Ireland. The great part is that all of them are going to leave you...
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Heliopolis: Everything You Need to Know about the City of the Sun

The Ancient City of Heliopolis Once an ancient city, Heliopolis was one of the major cities in ancient Egypt. Taking its name from the Ptolemaic...

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Marina Carr: The Modern Day Lady Gregory

Marina Carr is a modern Irish playwright which has received a dozen critically acclaimed awards and whose work has been translated into many languages across the world. She has written over 20 plays and has...

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 written over 30 poetry collections and is known worldwide for his...

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One of the most visited destinations around the world, Rome, Italy, is a tourist hub with its abundance of natural landscapes and beautiful churches, museums, squares and attractions. Millions of tourists visit the main attractions in...

Michael Fassbender: The Rise of Magneto

Michael Fassbender is an Irish German actor, born on the 2nd of April 1977. He was born in Heidelberg, Germany to a German father, Josef, and an Irish mother, Adele who is originally from Larne,...

Sean O’Casey | Greatest Irish Playwright

Sean O'Casey is known globally as an amazing Irish Playwright. He has written many plays that are still watched and studied widely today. He is known for many of his amazing plays, including his Dublin...

Jamie Dornan: From the Fall to Fifty Shades

Jamie Dornan is an Irish actor, model and musician. Although his fame is largely due to the Fifty Shades trilogy, Jamie has had a long career with more than one hit in film and television. His...

Derek Mahon: Ireland’s Leading Modern Poet

Derek Mahon is a widely known poet of the modern literary world. Loving Literature from a young age, his talent showed. However, as a young adult, was unsure if Literature was something he should pursue....

Visiting Glasgow | Ultimate Travel Guide

Are you interested in exploring Glasgow? Within Scotland's largest city you will find an array of attractions, something to suit every interest. Although it is not Scotland's Capital (that is Edinburgh), we can promise you will...

Belfast History: The Origins of a City

Belfast or, in Irish, Béal Feirste means “river mouth of the sandbanks”. It is the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland, and the second largest on the island of Ireland. By population, it is...

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The Superstitious Fairy Trees in Ireland

Ireland has always been a place filled with fascinating folklore and stories. One very interesting folklore surrounds those of the mystical Irish Fairy trees....

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...

Beware the Wail of the Banshee

Irish mythology and folklore are famed for its richness of detail, its abundance of memorable characters and its meaningful fables. From the most well-known...

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;...

Mythical Monsters in Irish Folklore

Irish folklore has lasted hundreds of years, if not more. Its popularity stems from the variety of myths and legends that have been passed...