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Expected High Demand for Teetimes in 2022

I am  delighted to announce the Reopening of Irish Golf Courses on a phased & safe basis. Many Visitors have deferred their 2020/21 Golf Trips to Ireland, to 2022. Therefore it is expected that Teetimes will be in high demand. … Read More

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LÁ BEALTAINE – Mayday & The Celtic Festival of Bealtaine

Mayday corresponds with Lá Bealtaine, which officially heralds the beginning of summer. Its derives from the Old Irish word Bel taine, meaning ‘bright fire’ which was surrounded by a large number of folk beliefs, some of which had possible pagan origins. … Read More

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Romance of the Rails: My Trip on Ireland’s only luxury sleeper Train

Bairbre Power, no stranger to rail journeys, tries out Ireland’s new luxury sleeper train… Barbara Power – August 24th. 2019 Travel bucket lists are good for the soul. They’re the perfect excuse for daydreaming on dull days and the good … Read More

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Genealogy – Learning Your Roots

  Learning your genealogy, or family history, can be a very insightful and important process. There are many reasons why people choose to investigate their family lines. It may be that you want to learn your family for any historic … Read More

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Game of Thrones Travel Guide to Northern Ireland

Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne begins. Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years. … Read More

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Celtic Steps The Show


A Must See Entertainment stop on your Trip to Ireland Celtic Steps The Show, brings together the raw talent of popular Irish dance with the authenticity of traditional Irish music. The show aims to provide a magical evening for its … Read More

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Irish Traditional Music

Part 1 SLIABH LUACHRA Sliabh Luachra is recognised nationally and internationally as the bedrock of the traditional Irish Music, song, dance, poetry and culture and is the source and inspiration of some of the finest traditional musicians in the whole … Read More

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Ireland’s Aviation History

Trans-Atlantic flights A Brief Timeline History of Manned Flight In 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright built the first functional airplane. A little more than 100 years after that small wooden one-man airplane, we’ve made passenger planes that carry hundreds of … Read More

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Family Recipes from my Irish Ancestors

Fond memories of many of the traditional family recipes from the old country passed down to the generations to follow. Irish stew, Braised Lamb shanks, Colcannon, brown bread and traditional Shepard’s pie to name a few. Genealogy A number of … Read More

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