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  • A voyage to Iceland with the Vikings
    A voyage to Iceland with the Vikings
    SOUTHERN NORWAY, Viken Bay -- It’s 879 A.D., and Hallgerdyur is getting her 19-year-old son Skarphedinn ready for his first (and quite possibly his last) voyage to the New Lands. She packs his clothes and a few toiletries in a little box,...
  • Navigating Dublin, Ireland
    Navigating through Dublin Ireland
    Arriving to Dublin Airport, the welcoming mist and fog welcomed me to Ireland. Once the car was hired, I was off to Dublin while enjoying the challenge always encountered when faced with driving on the left side of the road. Avis is always a great...
  • Stained Glass
    Another perfect day in Dublin
    Another Perfect Day in DublinThis is a follow-up to my previous article, “The Perfect Day in Dublin.” As I was actually in Dublin for five days, the following are recommendations which you might consider for your next couple of days in...
  • Ireland's first Ambassador to the U.S., Timothy A. Smiddy, Minister of Irish Free State, and J.B. Wright, 1924.
    Irish Embassy celebrates 90 years of Ireland-U.S. relations with concert Oct. 5
    The Embassy of Ireland will celebrate 90 years of Ireland-U.S. relations by hosting a free outdoor concert with traditional music and dancing at Washington's Dupont Circle on Oct. 5, from 2 to 4 P.M.Performers include the local Irish Inn Mates...
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    Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
    It’s on the edge of Europe, where land and sea collide. Ireland's 1,500 mile coastline known as The Wild Atlantic Way runs from Kinsale in County Cork in the south to the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to the north. It is the longest...
  • Calvary
    Calvary (2014) Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly
    Calvary is a very ambitious little movie that tries to tackle a lot of weighty issues, and seems to be an exploration of its writer-director John Michael McDonagh's complicated and untenable feelings towards the Catholic Church. Most of the...
  • Ireland's festival honors author of ‘Dracula’
    Ireland's festival honors author of ‘Dracula’
    An international program of activities was announced today honoring one of Ireland’s leading authors – master of the Gothic genre, Bram Stoker, whose vampire thriller, ‘Dracula,’ has sold tens of millions of copies...
  • Guiness Shamrock
    The Perfect Day in Dublin
    Recently I had the chance to add my 51st country to my list of countries visited. The beautifully green and incredibly hospitable country of Ireland was my destination and it did not let me down. I visited Limerick, Galway, the Cliffs of Moher,...
  • Songs of Innocence album
    U2's benchmark branding "Songs of Innocence"
    Very few artists in music achieve superstar success. Those that have tend to give back to their communities and fans whether it's through special concerts, discounts on merchandise or the occasional free music download. There are some that...
  • Calvary
    Calvary
    Martin McDonagh is an extremely important and respected playwright. He is also a pretty good filmmaker. His films are In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. His plays have won too many awards to mention, but some of the titles are The Beauty Queen of...
  • Irish beer and cider festival attracts thousands of visitors
    Irish beer and cider festival attracts thousands of visitors
    Thousands of tipplers are attending the fourth edition of Ireland’s leading Craft Beer and Cider Festival in Dublin this weekend, with more than 200 products from over 40 Irish microbreweries on offer, testament to the rising popularity of...
  • Foynes Flying Boat Museum celebrates Ireland's aviation heritage
    Foynes Flying Boat Museum celebrates Ireland's aviation heritage
    Today it is a small port city with only 600 residents on the bank of Ireland's mighty Shannon River, but for a portion of the 1930s, Foynes, Ireland was the epicenter of the aviation world in Europe. It was a place where the aviation industry...
  • Secrets of soft wool from Ireland
    Secrets of soft wool from Ireland
    Leaving the Slieve League Cliffs and heading east, we found our way back around River Glen and on to a place that still maintains the old art of hand-weaving.Studio DonegalStudio Donegal was our next stop in the little town of Kilcar. Preserving...
  • Delight in the height of Slieve League Cliffs
    Delight in the height of Slieve League Cliffs
    Continuing further down the Wild Atlantic Way, we find ourselves in southern County Donegal. This is the area known for the world’s highest sea cliffs.Okay, before I get deluged with comments from other parts of Ireland and the rest of the...
  • Don't miss these 3 grand hotels in northern Country Donegal
    Don't miss these 3 grand hotels in northern Country Donegal
    In the last article we discussed a number of fun activities to be enjoyed in northern County Donegal while you are traversing the Wild Atlantic Way, but we glossed over where to eat and sleep. We’ll rectify that right now...