Category: Things To Do

8 Great Reasons to Visit Cork

April 9, 2015

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Kilcoe castle, Cork

Ireland’s ‘second city’ is not only the gateway to the south, but a thriving cultural centre filled with historic sites, innovative museums and waterfront pubs. From kissing the legendary Blarney Stone to discovering the history of Irish whiskey; here are 8 great reasons to visit Cork.

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Free things to do in Killarney

March 12, 2015

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Killarney National Park, Ireland

Whether you’re traveling on a tight budget or saving your euros for a cruise to the Skellig islands or a weekend in Dublin, there are plenty of free attractions to keep you busy in Ireland. Here are a few ideas for free things to do in Killarney.

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St Patrick’s Day in Ireland

February 19, 2015

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St Patrick's Day in Ireland. Photo courtesy of Godo-Godaj via Flickr.

A National holiday and the biggest celebration on the Irish calendar, St Patrick’s Day in Ireland is one of the liveliest times to visit the Emerald Isle. Held each March 17th in honor of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, this is the day to indulge in time-honored Irish traditions from Irish dancing and folk music, to drinking Guinness, dressing up in green – the symbolic colour of Ireland – and hunting for leprechauns and four leaf clovers.

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Galway’s Coolest Castles

February 12, 2015

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Dunguaire Castle, one of Galway's coolest castles

From crumbling Norman keeps to fairytale medieval castles, Ireland is home to hundreds of castles and Galway makes an ideal base to explore West Ireland’s most famous fortresses. Whether you want to sleep in a luxury castle hotel or attend an atmospheric medieval banquet; here are 5 of Galway’s coolest castles to add to your itinerary.

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Things to do in Kilkenny

January 29, 2015

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Home to some of Ireland’s most visited attractions and a popular day trip from Dublin, the historic town of Kilkenny is as close as modern day visitors will get to medieval Ireland. A modern town forged around a 900-year-old Norman citadel, Kilkenny’s old-fashioned charms have earned it the nickname ‘the Medieval Capital of Ireland’, a name befitting of its snaking cobblestone streets, stone-brick houses and cozy pubs.

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Listening to Traditional Irish Folk Music in Killarney

January 15, 2015

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Listen to traditional Irish music in Killarney

Ireland has a long history of music-making and Gaelic folk music has been hugely influential around the world, with poetic ballads dating back as early as the 18th century and traditional instruments like Irish flutes, fiddles and Celtic harps still playing an important role in modern music-making. Today, traditional music sessions and folk music performances remain popular throughout Ireland and while most music lovers head to Dublin or Doolin (the traditional music capital of Ireland), there’s also a number of places to listen to traditional Irish folk music in Killarney.

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