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  • 1916 Landmarks

    The recent 100-year anniversary of the 1916 Rising was a fascinating time for Ireland It was a time to reflect on how the Free State was born, how the country has changed over the past hundred years and – for many – the media coverage gave an educational look at the Rising itself. Thankfully, several […]

  • Best Cork Walks

    The Rebel County covers a lot of ground, taking up nearly a corner of Irish coastline and stretching from the Atlantic to the tip of the Irish Midlands Little surprise, so, that this county has a truly inspiring variety of walks. Cork residents are rightfully proud of their county’s beauty and nature. So, we put […]

  • The History of Irish Place Names Part Two

    It’s no secret that Ireland has a rich and fascinating history: With thousands of years of existence, and invaders and residents from England to Norway, the country has been built, shaped and influenced by countless visitors. As we mentioned in our first story on Irish place names, we can get a glimpse into the past […]

  • Ireland’s Best Foodie Walking Tours

    Not that long ago, the phrase “Irish cuisine” was almost an oxymoron: Variety was limited, and long, slow boiling was the key to preparing everything from cabbage to coddle. Cut to 2019 and you’re never far away from a treat for your taste buds. Over the past decade, Irish restaurants and entrepreneurs returned from all […]

  • The History of Irish Place Names

    Wherever you are in this green island, you’re in a place that’s steeped in millennia of history. And one page of that history is how that place got its name. The Irish people’s appreciation of nature coupled with the country’s poetic language and eventful history has worked together to weave a range of beautiful names. […]

  • Ireland’s Best Forest Trails

    Trees are among the greatest natural resources we have. The more we learn about them, the greater our appreciation grows. The Japanese have an expression, shinrin-yoku, which translates to “forest bathing”. It means that because trees fill their environments with beautiful, clean oxygen, we should seek it out, “bathe” in woodlands, and soak up that […]