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Wilderness Express: Ireland’s Rivers

By Jacqueline Russe / February 21, 2020

The Emerald Isle is not only known for its old monuments and castles, but also for its beautiful nature. Ireland’s rivers are a stunning example for this. Ireland is a land of many lakes, rivers and mountains shrouded in mythology. Which is not surprising, considering how stunning and ethereal the country’s nature can look in […]

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Monastic Ireland: the history of Ireland’s monastic sites

By Jacqueline Russe / February 7, 2020

This time, we’re taking a look at Ireland’s monastic sites that can be found all over the island, describing the history and the life of the monastic orders of old. The Emerald Isle is well known for its beautiful ruins of old castles and churches. But even more well known are Ireland’s monastic sites that […]

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Monastic Ireland: the history of Ireland’s high crosses

By Jacqueline Russe / January 29, 2020

Ireland is known for its picturesque ruins of old castles and monasteries. But these are not the only relics of a time long past. Let us explore the history of Ireland’s high crosses together. What are high crosses? A high cross, or standing cross as it is sometimes called, is a free-standing cross made of […]

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A journey through the past: a guide to the ancient sites in Ireland

By Emma Grove / January 21, 2020

Transport yourself back to Ireland’s mystical history by discovering some of the ancient sites in Ireland.  The misty grey skies of this stoic island carry a whisper on the wind of ages past. Druidic tradition and bardic tales contained within the annals of Irish history lay the legend of the ancient sites in Ireland. Many […]

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Wilderness Express: Ireland’s six National Parks

By Jacqueline Russe / January 17, 2020

Ireland is known for having varied and spectacular scenery. If you want to see stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife, just visit one of Ireland’s six national parks. National parks are protected areas of natural beauty and habitat to numerous plant and animal species, even protected ones. For its size, Ireland has incredibly diverse nature, with […]

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A history of Cahir

By Leora Mansoor / December 11, 2019

A history of Cahir: the delightfully sleepy little town you’ve probably never heard about – but should To most, Cahir is a small, sleepy little town in the county of Tipperary with a famously in-tact castle and not much else. But to those who know it well, it is a charming place full of life […]

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Ireland Island Series: Wandering West

By Leora Mansoor / October 29, 2019

So we finally made it. West: where the wild Atlantic roars and the final part of our Ireland Island series concludes. Prepare yourself for a wild ride as we wind down the wonderous, wet, whimsical and wistful west coast of Ireland. For once there is an abundance of islands to choose from and not just […]

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Ireland Island Series: The Secret South

By Leora Mansoor / October 23, 2019

We’ve done the Ireland Islands of the mighty north, the efficacious east and now it’s time to migrate south for part three of our Ireland Island series. There are fewer to choose from but don’t think for a second that that takes away from the stunning, spectacular or stupendous sightliness of any of them. Buckle […]

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Ireland Island Series: The Beasts of the East

By Leora Mansoor / October 21, 2019

We’re picking up from where we left off on the North coast of our Ireland Island Series and kicking off this second edition with some absolute beasts from the East. You know, those beauties that are nice and accessible for Dubliners, rich enough for the history buffs, hipster enough for the hikers and of course, […]

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