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  • Contrasting atmospheres: a hallmark of downtown Dublin restaurants
    Contrasting atmospheres: a hallmark of downtown Dublin restaurants
    Dublin is awash in fine-dining choices and the cosmopolitan nature of the city is reflected in the ranging ethnicity of hosts and servers, as well as the variety of international dishes. Here are six of the best –Friendly and centralAlex...
  • Refurbishments enhance panache of The Shelbourne in Dublin
    Refurbishments enhance panache of The Shelbourne in Dublin
    Impressively clad doormen, gilded mirrors, shimmering Tiffany glass chandeliers and ornate marble balustrades – initial impressions upon arrival at The Shelbourne in central Dublin indicate it’s somewhat special.Even more so as a...
  • Traditional music week in Letterkenny, Donegal ends in a high note
    Traditional music week in Letterkenny, Donegal ends in a high note
    Facing some of the worst winter weather to hit northwest Ireland in many years, the inaugural ‘Letterkenny Trad Week’ in Donegal ended on a high note this weekend with a capacity audience at the town’s Regional Cultural Centre ...
  • InterContinental Dublin offers contemporary style in a leafy suburb
    InterContinental Dublin offers contemporary style in a leafy suburb
    Standing tall in leafy Ballsbridge, a prestigious Dublin suburb, this 197-room, 5-star property announced its re-branding yesterday, becoming first InterContinental hotel in Ireland since 1960. InterContinental Dublin offers a quiet, sophisticated...
  • Conrad Dublin: a heady mix of friendly service, central location and craft beers
    Conrad Dublin: a heady mix of friendly service, central location and craft beers
    Imagine my surprise upon entering the brightly lit, bistro bar of the seven-floor, 191-room hotel Conrad Dublin to find a colorful row of 27 craft beers and ales on tap and Cillian, a knowledgeable and articulate bartender, to guide me through the...
  • County Mayo
    County Mayo - midway on the Wild Atlantic Way
    County Mayo is located about midway on the Wild Atlantic Way. Home to rich archaeology, 10 Blue Flag Beaches, Croag Patrick (Ireland’s holy mountain) and supposedly the best surfing waves in all of Ireland; Mayo has something for just about...
  • Ireland ideal destination for golf holiday
    Golf courses in Ireland among world's most popular
    Ireland is referred to by many as the Emerald Isle for very good reason. It is comprised of lush, green scenery, featuring almost every color in the rainbow. The popularity of Ireland's flourishing golf courses is due, in part, to the way in...
  • Boyne Valley, Ireland
    Oldest sundial in the world at Newgrange, Ireland
    In the verdant green Boyne Valley are three huge earth mounds—the most impressive is called Newgrange. The two other nearby mounds are named Knowth and Dowth. All three are said by dowsers to intersect at key “telluric energy”...
  • The Far Off Hills:  a light-hearted Irish comedy that warms up winter evenings
    The Far Off Hills: a light-hearted Irish comedy that warms up winter evenings
    Nothing could warm the cockles of one’s heart more on such miserable wet winter evenings as Ireland is presently enduring than the utterly delightful theatrical jewel ‘The Far Off Hills’ directed by Mikel Murfi.This good, old...
  • In terms of comedy, Ciaran Nolan is the star.
    Lyric Theatre Belfast offers seasonal treats
    No visit to Belfast is complete without a seeing a show in the northern Irish city’s premier performing venue – the Lyric Theatre – and especially during the holiday season, with dual shows running into January.Every year at this...
  • Dublin offers diverse seasonal attractions
    Dublin offers diverse seasonal attractions
    With Dublin hosting its first-ever traditional downtown Christmas market as well as two-day-long New Year’s celebrations, there seems no better time than now to enjoy Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital city.Here’s a low-down on the...
  • Sparkling perfumes from the Emerald Isle
    Sparkling perfumes from the Emerald Isle
    Just like so many of you, when December came along I started musing upon what to buy my better half as a perfect seasonal gift. Knowing she adores perfumes helped greatly. As did traveling in Ireland.The Emerald Isle, as its known, evokes many...
  • Photos of Claudine Keane, wife of LA Galaxy and Ireland star Robbie Keane
    Photos of Claudine Keane, wife of LA Galaxy and Ireland star Robbie Keane
    The name Claudine Keane is one that just rolls off your tongue--just the same as your own tongue is wagging at the queen of the WAGS by just looking at her photos. You can put your tongue back in your mouth though, because this former Miss Ireland...
  • Jurgen Klinsmann watches Ireland-USA
    Ireland demolish US Men's National Team
    Tuesday, the U.S. Men's National Team fell 4-1 to the Republic of Ireland for 33,332 spectators at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.With the result, the USA have had only one win in the last eight games under controversial U.S. head coach...
  • Paranormal creatures: The puca
    Paranormal creatures: The püca
    The püca is primarily a creature of Irish folklore. It is said that this paranormal creature is a mischievous faerie that takes on the form of other beings. Püca tales are told all over Ireland and throughout other parts of the world.Appearance of...