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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...

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 took place. Some of them actually...

Turn Your Frown Upside Down: Methods to Ease Blue Monday

Blue Monday is a term used to describe the ‘most depressing day of the year’. The third Monday of January, the day was invented by travel...

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Digging into the Secrets of Irish Pookas

Every country with a renowned history has its share of legends, myths, and traditional stories, as they help in shaping the cultural and historical existence...
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Lough Erne- The Second Biggest Lake System in Northern Ireland

These views of Lough Erne, county Fermanagh! Yes, they took our breath away as well, just the same way they did with you right...
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Turoe Pet Farm- Children’s Outdoor Activity Centre Galway

If you are looking for fun things to do in Galway or what to do in Galway with the kids then Turoe Pet Farm...

A Guide to Surfing in Ireland

"There are a million ways to surf, and as long as you're smiling you're doing it right." - Unknown Author There are many exceptional things...

A Guide to the Best Places to Stay in Galway

One of the best places you can visit in Ireland is the mesmerising Galway, a place that will quickly capture your heart. Galway is...

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ST COLUMB’S PARK – DERRY-LONDONDERRY. Limavady Road, Foyle Area

St. Columbs Park in Derry/Londonderry is an excellent park for taking your dog for a walk It is located on the Limavady Road in the Foyle Area. Its also great for cycling, skating or just walking!
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Where was Titanic Built? TITANIC QUARTER BELFAST-Harland & Wolff

"Icebergs loomed up and fell astern and we never slackened. It was an anxious time with the Titanic's fateful experience very close in our minds”. Captain Arthur H Rostron, Commander of the Carpathia (recounting the Carpathia's...
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DONEGALL PLACE & ROYAL AVENUE BELFAST-Shopping in Belfast

Donegall Place and Royal Avenue in Belfast City Centre would be the main shopping area in the city. It is a historic pedestrian area that leads to the city hall and the main shopping centres...
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City Hall Belfast – Exhibitions, History and Facts

City Hall Belfast is an impressive building situated in the heart of Belfast City Centre. It opened its doors in 1906 after Belfast was granted City status in 1888 by Queen Victoria. There is a memorial...
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MILLTOWN CEMETERY BELFAST – West Belfast Cemetery-Political

Milltown Cemetery You might be asking yourself why would knowing or even visiting a cemetery be an important part of Belfast. We have to say that Milltown Cemetery carries a history behind it that would bring...
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THE MAC-The Metropolitan Arts Centre-Belfast

The Mac Belfast - The Centre of Art and Theatre The MAC Belfast is a great location in the Cathedral Quarter that focuses on art, shows, plays and acts as a theatre. Great for adults and...
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Ulster Museum Belfast – A great free attraction in Belfast

Ulster Museum Belfast Are you looking for fun and interesting places to visit in Belfast, Northern Ireland? Then why not head to the Ulster Museum in Belfast. Located beside Botanic Gardens and Queens University. It's an...
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Victoria Park Belfast Northern Ireland – Connswater, Belfast

Victoria Park Belfast Northern Ireland History Located in East Belfast, Victoria Park was opened for visitors in 1906. Commissioners in Belfast Harbour started investigating the idea back in 1854, but the land was marshy and draining was...
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Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park-South Belfast, Northern Ireland

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park is one of the most popular parks within Belfast. It is situated in South Belfast covering a staggering 130 acres. You can gain access to the park from the...

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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;...

Samhain and the Unpopular Origins of Halloween

It’s the time of the year when things get spooky. The days get shorter, the leaves turn orange and brown, and supermarkets try to...

The Curious Case of Irish Curses

An island people the Irish may be, yet the history of Ireland has never been insular or inward-looking. Instead, it is a story of...

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....

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...