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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...

Dracula Tourism: Must-see Locations

Published in 1897, Bram Stoker’s gothic horror novel Dracula remains one of the most enduring and popular novels of all time. Inspiring countless movies and literature, Dracula...

Things to Do In Italy for Adventure

Italy has always been known for its rich history and as a cultural centre and one of the oldest civilizations in the world, but what many...

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History Assorted in Cairo’s Islamic Art Museum

Cairo is the landmark of many of the world’s historical Islamic sites and monuments. Be it splendid palaces like Muhammed Ali’s Palace or vast...

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...
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Scrabo Tower: A View From Newtownards, County Down

Along with the list of those attractions which one should check in Newtownards in Northern Ireland, there is also Scrabo Tower. Scrabo Tower is...

Plan the Ultimate Vacation: Places to Visit in Egypt (Part 2)

Whether you're looking for a night out or a trip down memory lane, Cairo and Alexandria in Egypt are the perfect holiday destinations for...
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The Famous Guinness Storehouse, Dublin

The Guinness Storehouse or Guinness Factory Tour is an excellent way to spend a few hours in Dublin.The tour takes place in the home...

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ARMAGH COUNTY MUSEUM – County Armagh Northern Ireland

Armagh County Museum Armagh County Museum is the oldest County Museum in Ireland. It opened officially in 1937 in Armagh, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. The museum exhibits splendid collections that hold stories about people of this...
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Armagh Planetarium and Observatory – County Armagh

Armagh Planetarium offers a unique magical experience. At the Planetarium’s amazing Digital Theatre you can embark on a journey into our mesmerising space. Learn about the wonders of the Universe. You can take a trip...
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Guildhall Derry / Londonderry – A Beautiful Building To Visit

The History of Guildhall The Guildhall building is located in Derry, County Londonderry, (see what we did there!) Northern Ireland, For Sat Nav's - use the following postcode - BT48 6DQ. The Guildhall is of Derry's...
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CS Lewis Square – Belfast – Chronicles of Narnia Belfast

A corner of Narnia from Belfast's CS Lewis has been created on the Newtownards Road in Belfast with a £2.5million square dedicated to characters from the Chronicles of Narnia. The CS Lewis Square is part...
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Cathedral Quarter & Custom House Square Belfast

The Cultural Hotspot of Belfast: Cathedral Quarter  Taking its name from St. Anne’s Cathedral, the Cathedral Quarter is home to a bustling culture and arts scene, cosy pubs, underground music venues and a host of contemporary...
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Lagan Valley Regional Park-Belfast

Famous for its Lock Keeper's Cottage at Shaws Bridge, the Lagan Valley Regional Park is an excellent place to visit and get lost for a day (in a good way!). So much to see -...
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Belvoir Park Belfast – The Forest In The City

Belvoir Park Belfast is located near the city of Belfast, the Belvoir Park Forest is rife with wildlife, including Large Bracket Fungi and flowering plants, such as the Giant Hogweed, as well as birds such...
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Botanic Gardens Belfast – Relaxing City Park Great For Walks

Botanic Gardens Belfast Location Taking up 28 acres of south Belfast, Botanic Gardens are located on Stranmillis Road in Queen's Quarter, with Queen's University nearby. The Ulster Museum is also located at the Gardens main entrance. As with many...
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Ormeau Park Belfast – An Excellent Park Opened in 1871

Ormeau Park Belfast is located at BT7 3GG for those not local, everyone else knows where it is! It is one of the most famous parks in Belfast without a doubt. There are numerous entries to the...

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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...

Dive into the Finest Legends and Tales of the Irish Mythology

Mythology is important. In spite of being untrue- partially untrue- it is actually a significant part of every single culture around the world. It...

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;...

Interesting Facts about the Irish Legend of the Children of Lir

Thanks to the continental drift, the world has separated into more than a few continents. Successively, each continent has several countries as well. Before...