Our young American friend, Sarah McNaughton, shares some tales from her three-day trip around Ireland’s southwest on the famous Paddywagon.
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You probably know our hopping, hair-flying traditional Irish dancing from the ‘Riverdance’ show thundering through your town or at least your TV set. It’s a peculiar but much-loved style that has evolved over centuries and has enough customs and conventions to make your curly head spin! So we thought we’d save you the chin-scratching pondering [...]
Meet Declan Mills. He’s a Ghost Guide on the Ghostbus, a revamped double-decker that’s been haunting the streets of Dublin for over 10 years. He’s agreed to talk to us just before the spookiest event on Ireland’s calendar: Halloween. The cynic in me has to immediately ask him, does anyone ever actually see anything on [...]
Bet you thought all the best Irish festivals happen during the summer. And bet you thought live Irish music was mostly Céilís and Bodhráns, with the odd sell-out U2 stadium affair or screaming-tweens Westlife gig. Well have we got an October for you. The tuxedos and sparkling gowned-ticket-holders tottering around town will be your first [...]
This year journalism student Julie Basque left her home in Oregon to spend a summer as an intern in Dublin, with some dashes of travelling around the rest of Ireland as well. Here’s her story of a memorable and not-at-all-as-wet-as-she-expected summer: “Hello, what are you doing here in Ireland?” the poised and reserved man in [...]
County Clare is preparing for the tide of dancing and romancing that rushes in with the upcoming Matchmaking Festival Picture, for a moment, an Irish farmer in September, carefully reviewing his To Do list and scratching off his tasks: 1. Gather harvest Tick. 2. Shoe horses Tick His eyes fall to the final line: 3. [...]