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Saints of Ireland

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Ireland as we all know is famous for its Guinness, friendly people and beautiful rolling green pastures, but perhaps today we forget that Ireland was once known as the land of saints and scholars.  In fact, this small land on

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Irish Culture: Irish Christmas Traditions

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A round up our favourite Irish Christmas traditions to get you into the festive spirit! Christmas Swims The most spine-chilling of Christmas traditions. Every year on Christmas day, hundreds of people across Ireland start their day by dunking themselves into

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Holidays in Ireland 2017 : 10% OFF

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An island that appears small on the surface but with a history and character that runs deep. Holidays in Ireland have been topping every travel bucket-list for some time now, so why not make 2017 the year you tick it off? Book

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5 Unmissable attractions in Ireland

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There is a wealth of scenery to be discovered along Ireland’s Rugged Atlantic Coast. With just one week left to enter our fantastic competition to win a roadtrip in Ireland with car rental from Hertz car rental, we’ve put together a list of 5

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4 Amazing Cycling Holidays in Ireland

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The diversity of such a tiny country is something that is both baffling and captivating about Ireland. We’ve hand pickled a selection of our favourite routes that showcase our little island at its finest. Whether it’s a leisurely ramble you’re

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Why we love: Cycling in West Cork

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Bursting with character and brimming with charm, West Cork is one of the most alluring parts of Ireland. Here, the welcomes are abundant and the late night conversation flow like Murphy’s on tap (the underdog in the Irish stout game, beloved by

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Irish Culture : Lughnasa festival

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Here in Ireland, there’s nothing we love more than a good pagan ritual. Lughnasa festival is a Gaelic celebration which marks the beginning of the harvest season. The festival gets its name from the Celtic God of Lugh. Lugh was a

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FAQ: Bike Rental in Ireland

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The Atlantic Coast of Ireland is one of the most uniquely beautiful areas in the world, (in our not so humble opinion) and what better way to experience this dramatic coastline than by bike? In this weeks post we’ve got all you need

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Celebrating Bloomsday – 16th June

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Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” tells the story of Leopold Bloom, over the course of one ordinary day in Dublin in 1904. This day, which has been dubbed Bloomsday takes place on the 16th of June and is celebrated all over the world,

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FAQ : Weather in Ireland

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The ever-changing weather in Ireland is a hot topic among locals and visitors alike on the Emerald Isle. Although unpredictable, there are a few rules of thumb that apply when deciding the best time to travel in Ireland. When it comes

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VIDEO: The Wicklow Way

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The Wicklow Way is a magnificent mountain walking trail which begins in Clonegal and finishes up in the bustling capital city of Dublin. The way passes through a wealth of natural scenery, including the 6th Century Monastic site of Glendalough,

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Walking The Kerry Camino : My story

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Kerry has always felt like a special place to me. Why? Is it the local accent, ebbing and flowing like the waves on Inch beach and undulating as the unforgiving landscape. Maybe it’s the feeling of being lost among green hills and

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Irish Festivals: Saint Patrick’s Day

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It’s the day where buildings the world over light up green in tribute, people take to the streets in celebration and everybody wants a piece of Celtic charm. The 17th of March is known locally as Saint Patrick’s Day, Paddy’s Day

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The Irish Language : A beginner’s guide

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Known as Gaelic worldwide, locally it is more commonly referred to as Irish. It is the first official language of Ireland, as well as one of the official languages of the European Union. There are a number of common misconceptions

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Irish Recipe: Traditional Apple Crumble

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As part of the IrelandWays.com cake club, Lisa has made one of our absolute favourites; traditional Irish apple crumble. Of course, everybody’s Granny makes the best apple crumble but we reckon our Lisa would give them a run for their

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Why we love: the Causeway Coast Way

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Not to blow our own trumpets (we’re absolutely blowing our own trumpets) but we do like to think that our little green island is home to some of the world’s most magnificent scenery and the Causeway Coast Way is no

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All-Ireland bucket list 2016

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This year, we’ve vowed to spend less time staring at a screen and more time in the fresh air. In 2016 we’re all about getting back in touch with nature and luckily we’ve got plenty of it to offer in

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An Irish Halloween

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It’s that time of year where we’re all getting ready for Halloween but as we prepare for the festivities some of you may not have known that Halloween actually originated in Ireland. The festival of Samhain originated in Celtic Ireland

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Best places to see Wild Atlantic whales

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In 1991, all of Ireland’s waters were declared as Europe’s very first whale and dolphin sanctuary. To date there have been spottings of 24 different species of whale and dolphin on our shores. Making Ireland one of Europe’s best whale

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Enchanting Castles on The Wild Atlantic Way

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This week at Ireland Ways, we’ve put together a list of our favourite castles along The Wild Atlantic Way. Prepare to awaken your senses, enlighten your imagination and become transported back in time. Ballycarbery Castle – Co. Kerry Travellers who

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