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Irish Travel Tip: Antrim

Each week I am going to feature an area in Ireland that we can take you on tour of. Starting with Antrim, its Irish name ,Aontroim, meaning Solitary dwelling. Population: 618,000 Area: 1,098 square miles Province: Ulster County Town: Belfast GAA Colors: Saffron and white Common Surnames: Smith, Johnston, Stewart, Wilson, Thompson, O’Neill, Campbell, Moore, Bell, Robinson, Millar, Brown, Boyd, Scott […]

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Oscar Wilde

    Irish genius Oscar Wilde’s  best sayings. “Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them so much.” “I can resist everything but temptation.” “What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about and that is […]

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Saint Patrick

History of St. Patrick Saint Patrick’s first encounter with Ireland revealed a nation who was unaware of Christianity or thought of Christianity as an alien faith. Saint Patrick had a great compassion for Christianity and he also possessed an ability to hold on to what is essential about Christianity. He was able to draw people […]

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The meaning of the word Slainte.

Sláinte is the most used Irish expression in America, our reader survey discovered. Sláinte, meaning ‘Good Health,’ is an ancient Irish expression that derives from the word slán, meaning safe. It is used in different contexts. For example, when downing a pint of Guinness you say ‘Sláinte’ before you begin to drink. There are many […]

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The Guinness Storehouse

6. Guinness Storehouse A trip to Dublin’s most popular tourist attraction is pretty much compulsory for any self-respecting tourist in Ireland’s capital. Or, at the very least, it should be. The Guinness Storehouse tells the story of how Guinness is made and how this famous drink came to be one of Ireland’s best-known exports. It is […]

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Pristine Darkness

Ireland after dark In Ireland’s extreme southwest, on the edge of Europe, overlooking the unpolluted waters of the Atlantic  lies the only gold tier reserve in the whole of the northern hemisphere. The premium place to see the constellations. Gold Tier Reserve Come see Ireland after dark, where no artificial lights distract. Is it any […]

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The Giants Causeway

  The Giant’s Causeway, a coastal area of about 40,000 basalt columns near the town of Bushmills in County Antrim, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Northern Ireland. Irish Giant Folklore tells us that  an Irish giant named Finn MacCool once lived in the area, and from across the sea he could […]

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The Aran Islands

We have had so many of our clients request information on the Aran Islands and whether the Islands are worth visiting, therefore here is brief introduction to these  magical Islands. Frozen in time Islands A trip to Galway would be incomplete without a visit to the Aran Islands, the collective name for the small islands, Inishmór, Inishmaan […]

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