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On April 15, 1912, the Titanic tragically sunk

On April 15, 1912, the Belfast built RMS Titanic sank, after colliding with an iceberg, killing over 1,500 passengers and crew on board. This was one of the deadliest commercial, peacetime maritime disasters in modern history and among those on board were many Irish. Ellen Shine Cork girl’s story:   Ellen Shine, a 20-year-old girl from […]

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100 years ago in Ireland .

We at All Ireland Chauffeur Tours remember January 100 years ago, look proudly on as our president Michael D Higgins gave a speech to mark the occasion and look back at the history behind how this momentous occasion came to be.   POLITICIANS gathered in Dublin’s Mansion House to mark 100 years of the first […]

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Black 47 Review

The movie “Black 47” is making quite an impression. The title is a reference to 1847, the worst year of the famine that saw a million people die and some two million uprooted. In this post I’ll give my Black 47 review, my thoughts and impressions on this famine era, western styled film. It is […]

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Best Travel experience in Europe

It makes me very happy to read positive statistics about Ireland. Ireland has been ranked the fourth best country in the world for ‘travel experiences’. The data was compiled from TripAdvisor ratings.The travel site has unveiled research about the top places in the world for travellers to participate in local tours, activities and experiences – […]

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Waterford

It seems only right that I devote some time to Waterford, Waterford Waterford, where all of Ireland’s invaders entered from Pre Celtic, Celtic, Roman, Viking, Norman, Elizabethan, Cromwellian  and Victorian. The oldest city in Ireland , the home of Thomas Frances Meagher , the Immortal Irishman and my own hometown. Founded in 914 by Vikings […]

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The Story behind the Irish flag

The Irish flag (Bratach na hÉireann) – also known as the Irish tricolor – was flown publicly for the first time during the Young Irelander Rebellion of 1848, on March 7, in Waterford City, at the Wolfe Tone Confederate Club. It was flown by Thomas Francis Meagher, then a leader of the Young Irelander movement, […]

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Museums of Ireland

  A country rich with history is sure to be rich with museums in its modern day. From a small museum that showcases every aspect of Michael Collins’ life, to archaeology and vikings, to 18th century farming . Here is a list of museums you must visit in Ireland, each intriguing for all ages.   […]

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