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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The British Empire and 1916

I asked my Father, James Falconer to write a blog on 1916 , from his own point of view as a true patriot. I asked only that he write from the heart and knew that it would be passionate and heartfelt. His love of Irish history and Ireland is clear to anyone that has met […]

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Tours in Ireland

  Tours in Ireland Places in Ireland that offer profound experiences Even though Ireland is relatively small , Theres so much to see and do when completing tours in Ireland .Here is a list of stunning spots that offer profound experiences.   Kerry isn’t called ‘The Kingdom’ for no reason. Rich in beautiful scenery and […]

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