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Folklore Friday: The Secret History of the Drombeg Stone Circle

Folklore Friday: The Secret History of the Drombeg Stone Circle

Posted by Olivia O'Mahony on 5th Jul 2019

Known for its scenic harbor and popular tourist destination status, the village of Glandore is a highlight location in Co. Cork, lying just over an hour outside of the county city by car. Every year, visitors come in their droves to take in coastal views, participate in the area’s signature sailing …
The Best Cooking & Grilling Accessories from Shamrock Gift

The Best Cooking & Grilling Accessories from Shamrock Gift

Posted by Allison Krier on 3rd Jul 2019

The Irish are a proud lot, full passion for their heritage. Irish-Americans are two-fold! As immigrants, the Irish were not received so well at first in America; however, most found a way forward from the strife, famine and poverty they were escaping in their homeland. America offered a better way o …
The Six Best Ways to Explore County Laois

The Six Best Ways to Explore County Laois

Posted by Julia Brodsky on 2nd Jul 2019

County Laois (pronounced “leash”—yes, really) is commonly referred to as the “most landlocked county in Ireland.” There are other counties in Ireland whose borders don’t touch the coast, so what makes Laois the most landlocked? Not only is it landlocked, but so are all of its bordering counties—it i …
Irish Surname Series: The Walsh Clan

Irish Surname Series: The Walsh Clan

Posted by Jessie Tyler on 28th Jun 2019

The clan name Walsh is the 4th most used family name in Ireland. It is now found across the globe as Irish have left the country over time.******The surname Walsh speaks to the Welsh origins of the clan. The Gaelic word for Welsh is Breathnach. This is why some early members of the clan were referre …
The Four Provinces of Ireland: The Best Things to See and Do in Ulster

The Four Provinces of Ireland: The Best Things to See and Do in Ulster

Posted by Ima Ocon on 26th Jun 2019

Historically, the Irish provinces were a group of kingdoms with squishy shifting borders and rich history and culture. Modern Ireland has four provinces: Leinster in the east, Connacht in the west, Ulster in the north, and Munster in the south. Every Wednesday this June, we're bringing you our trave …
Six Can’t-Miss Historical Sites in County Roscommon

Six Can’t-Miss Historical Sites in County Roscommon

Posted by Julia Brodsky on 25th Jun 2019

Located in the province of Connacht, Roscommon takes its name from the Irish ros, meaning a “wooded hill,” and Comán, the name of the abbot who founded the first Christian monastery there in 550. It is the birthplace of many notable Irishmen, including first President of Ireland, Douglas Hyde, and a …