The month of August provides a wealth of wonderful events to enjoy across the island of Ireland from festivals and fairs to top sporting shows. August in Ireland provides visitors the opportunity to take in fairs and festivals that are popular throughout the island. There is music, dancing, horses, fairgrounds, and fireworks, or in other words, something for everyone. Féile … [Read more...] about August in Ireland – Join the Fun
Photographer and writer Chris Ryan visited the larger of the two Skellig Islands off the Iveragh Peninsula in County Kerry, where an early-medieval monastery survives at the edge of the material world. Start at the Dublin offices of Google or Facebook, drive to the southwest tip of Ireland, hop a boat, journey seven miles out to sea, and climb 600 steps clinging to the edge … [Read more...] about A Sacred Place: Skellig Michael
A vacation at any of a number of golf/angling resorts in Ireland can enable the sporting couple to enjoy two favorite daytime activities together – or apart. Some visitors to Ireland are surprised that the meadows really are as green as those pictured in the Birnbaum Guide. Others are surprised that the stout really is fresher than in Boston, New York, or Chicago. As a … [Read more...] about Flyfishing? Golf? Both!
William Penn (1644-1718), the founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, promoted principles of freedom that helped lay the framework for First Amendment religious liberty. Before emigrating to America he was imprisoned in Ireland for his beliefs. Clara Pierre traces the history and roots of the Quakers in Ireland as she traveles around the country in the footsteps of Penn and … [Read more...] about In the Footsteps of William Penn
As Ireland's popularity as a travel destination reaches an all-time high, the lesser-known inland counties can provide a quieter and some would say, more authentic Irish holiday. Jill Fergus explores the heartland: the counties of Roscommon, Cavan, and Leitrim. I had experienced the nightlife of Dublin's Temple Bar area and the picture-perfect vistas of the Ring of Kerry and … [Read more...] about A Trip Through the Heartland