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  • Hidden Gems – Ireland’s Underrated Beaches

    Ireland should be better known for its beaches. Yes, it’s well-established that we don’t enjoy the balmy sunshine of other famous sandy locations, like Spain or the Seychelles. But what we lack in guaranteed sun, we make up for with stunning vistas, unusual landscapes and rich variety (in everything from sand quality to landscapes to […]

  • Maps to the Music: Irish Place Names in Songs

    With its long history, beguiling landscapes and millions of intertwining lives, Ireland has inspired countless poems and songs over the millennia. Many of the places namechecked in these works still stand, and you can still stroll down Raglan Road or take a trip to the Fields of Athenry. Here are some of the most memorable […]

  • Off Road! The best mountain bike trails in Ireland

    Mountain Bike Trails Mountain biking in Ireland is a hobby in a hidden world. While others are safe indoors or sitting behind a steering wheel, passionate cyclists are negotiating the hilly, muddy, thrilling and picturesque trails that run up and down the country. In fact, Ireland is a fabulous place for mountain biking: While the […]

  • 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 […]