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Harry Potter Filming Locations

May 29, 2018

Enormous billows of smoke float upward to join the clouds. You gaze skyward and take in the elegant glass windows that compose the ceiling. All around there are people shuffling from one place to the next. The conductor bellows the last call for your train so you hop on and...

11 Reasons to Visit Scotland in the Off Season

April 04, 2018

People often balk at the idea of traveling in the off-season. Some simply can't get the time off work but for those who can, traveling in the period between October and February can be even more rewarding than traveling in high-season - especially when it comes to countries...

5 Day Trips from Kinsale

April 04, 2018
Located in the south of Ireland, Kinsale is a lovely destination to spend time in during your Ireland vacation. The area is a popular holiday resort for both Irish and foreign tourists, offering a beautiful setting for outdoor leisure activities like yachting...

Giant's Causeway: The Legend of Finn MacCool

April 04, 2018

 The beautiful Giant’s Causeway captivates thousands of Northern Ireland visitors to the Causeway Coast each year. Its uneven, hexagon-shaped rocks form into mounds and extend from land to sea. Quite extraordinarily, 40,000 basalt columns make up this “must-see” Northern...

Visiting Ireland during the Christmas holiday Season

April 04, 2018

If visiting Ireland during the festive season, here are the top 6 things you need to know about how Irish families typically celebrate Christmas. From the official start of the holiday season on December 8th to Little Christmas for the ladies on January 6th, and not to...

7 Reasons Why People Should Take a Group Tour

April 04, 2018

People often wonder what the best type of vacation is for them. Here we make the case for traveling with a group. Groups can consist of 10 people that you do know or 100 that you don't - or vice versa or both. There can be a special reason for traveling such as a family...

15 Secrets of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

April 04, 2018

Malin Head

Located in County Donegal,Malin Head is the most northerly point of the island of Ireland. The spot was previously used in World War II as a base for  surveillance over the Atlantic. Today, the base is used by the Irish Meteorological Service.Malin Head is a...

Ireland’s Relationship with the Potato

April 04, 2018

The potato is widely thought to have been introduced to Ireland in 1586 by an American,  Sir Walter Raleigh. The potatoes grown by Raleigh were not the potatoes we know today. Raleigh’s potato was a sweet potato and some people believe that the potato as we know it was not...

Irish Vocabulary: American/Irish Dictionary

April 04, 2018

While Irish people and Americans both share a common language, there are many words, sayings, turns-of-phrase, and different usages of words that can and do cause confusion, sometimes even insult. We have compiled a list of what we think you might need to know before you...