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  • Two new Adventure Series maps launched

    South Mayo and Clew Bay, Croagh Patrick and Clare Island maps added to popular OSi Adventure Series The official launch of Ordnance Survey Ireland’s (OSi) newest Adventure Series Maps took place this week (Thursday, 21 June 2018) in Westport House. The two new additions to the hugely popular Series cover popular tourist destinations; South Mayo, and Clew […]

  • Joyce’s Dublin: Bloomsday

    James Joyce’s love affair with Dublin is well-known. The city is featured throughout his famous works but nowhere more so than Ulysses. Joyce’s greatest literary work follows Leopold Bloom, as he journeys across Dublin on the 16th of June. Each Bloomsday, thousands of fans recreate Bloom’s steps across the city and visit the famous sites […]

  • How the Great Famine Changed the Landscape of Ireland

    Who’d have thought that the physical and cultural landscape of a country could be changed so much by the humble potato? Well, this is exactly what happened in Ireland between 1845 and 1852. At the time, most of Ireland’s citizens were completely dependent on one staple food source – the Lumper potato. This potato breed […]

  • Ireland’s Island Day-Trips

    Scattered throughout Ireland’s west coast are a myriad of islands. Home to creatures, big and small, and boasting spectacular scenery and lush green landscapes, they’re the perfect day trip for anyone craving an island adventure. We’ve featured islands, which offer visitors everything they could want from a day-trip – amazing scenery, history and picturesque walks. […]

  • Tracing St. Patrick

    Tracing St. Patrick: Sacred Sites Around Ireland With celebrations in full swing for St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve put together a list of famous sites across Ireland, which were visited by Ireland’s patron saint. From the Slemish Mountain to the Rock of Cashel, we’ve chosen seven locations, which all boast close links to St. Patrick. Captivity […]

  • Film and TV locations in Ireland

    Movie and TV Locations

    Ireland’s Famous Movie and TV Locations Enjoy our list and map celebrating some of the most famous movies and TV programmes that were filmed on location in Ireland.   Ireland has been the jewel in Hollywood’s eye for many decades, with our unique and beautiful landscape acting as the backdrop for many a box office success. […]

  • Ireland's Most Haunted

    3 Most Haunted

    Our Top 3 Most Haunted Sites in Ireland Irish folklore is bound up in ghost stories, spirits, banshees, haunted sites and bloodshed. Every townland and parish in the country has a story of some strange happening and as a follow up to our tour around paranormal Dublin, and using your most haunted recommendations (see below!), […]

  • Bucket List Walks

    Bucket List Walks

    Bucket List Walks in Ireland We’re truly blessed with the natural landscape in Ireland and the picturesque walks and trails that we all can enjoy each weekend. If you’ve already enjoyed our walking suggestions in Wicklow, Cork and Galway and are looking for a route to take your walking to the next level, take a […]

  • Croagh Patrick

    Everything You Need to Know About Croagh Patrick and Reek Week Every year, on the last Sunday of July, thousands of people climb Croagh Patrick mountain in Murrisk, Co. Mayo. The popular spot is enjoyed by pilgrims, outdoor enthusiasts and tourists from Ireland and all over the world. In recognition of Reek Week and Reek Sunday, […]

  • Christmas Markets

    Ireland’s Best Christmas Markets and the Historic Origins of this Festive Tradition Did you know that Christmas markets are a centuries-old tradition dating back to the middle ages? During this round-up of the best Christmas markets in Ireland, we took a look at how this festive tradition originally came to be. In recent years, Christmas […]

  • Lough Tay

    Stunning Views

    6 of Ireland’s Most Stunning Views We might not get the best weather in this country of ours, but there’s no denying the fact that we live on an island with an abundance of natural beauty. Everyone has their favourite Irish viewpoints, and it’s impossible to pick the definitive best, but here we present our […]

  • Spooky Dublin

    Paranormal Dublin – 9 Spooky locations As a country blessed intermittently by sunshine and even temperate weather, Ireland is becoming known as an activity based destination. While ghostly hauntings and general paranormal activity in itself would not necessarily prove a huge draw, it certainly appears to be a pursuit that is growing and catered for […]