Record number of Irish Oscar Nominees

There has been plenty to talk about in the world of movies lately in regards to the connections they hold to Ireland. From the scenic islands featured in Star Wars: A Force Awakens to the must see film Brooklyn that documents life for Irish immigrants in New York City. With the announcement of the Oscar nominations, Ireland […]

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Must see places in Ireland if you loved the new Star Wars

If you are one of the 95 million people who has seen the box office hit “Star Wars: A Force Awakens”, you may have been awe-struck by the gorgeous and mysterious island in the last scene of the film (Spoiler alert coming if you haven’t seen it yet!). Watching Rey (played by Daisy Ridley) trek […]

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What If You Were Here? Essentials for an Irish Christmas

Do you day dream of spending a traditional Christmas in Ireland?  While the basics of Christmas in the USA and Ireland are not too different, some of the details are.  Here are a few Irish Christmas essentials to flesh out your fantasies, prepare for the year you do come or help you make your Christmas […]

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Christmas with Cead Mile Failte

This is the time of year when those who celebrate Christmas remember the nativity story.  We set up little nativity scenes in our living rooms and many churches set up life sized ones – some with real animals for a petting zoo.  Children put on Christmas pageants re-enacting the story of Mary and Joseph’s arrival […]

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Christmas Pudding versus Christmas Cake

Nothing captures the traditional Christmas spirit quite like the food your people love to indulge in over the holidays.  Some foods are enjoyed over large parts of the world.  A turkey with stuffing is a popular Christmas dinner staple on both sides of the Atlantic.  Americans have sugary Christmas cookies in the shape of Santa, […]

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Four Reasons to Love Cork City

Cork City is something of an outsider among Irish towns.  Dublin is the capital, of course, and Galway is famous for its stunning Atlantic coast and romantic link with the Claddagh ring.  But what about Cork?  Ireland’s third most populous city has a lot going for it.  It’s surrounded by tourist hotspots such as Bantry […]

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Celtic Roots in the History of Halloween

The time has come once again where streets are flooded with Disney princesses, superheroes, and old shaped beings that make the average adult feel out of touch with modern movies and characters. Candy will be handed out by the bucketloads, and people flock to parties for a night of fun and mischief under assumed identities. […]

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