On a sunny September day in 2013, I left my job and flew to Ireland on a one-way ticket. I had been harbouring this thought of spending a number weeks there ever since I had first visited Dublin in 2012 and immediately fallen in love with it. I’d been back on a regular basis during the [...]
From surfing on the Donegal coast, alfresco dining at a Cork café, a day at the Galway Races, or a sunset stroll along a country road, July in Ireland brims with activity for visitors. Part of July’s appeal stems from the extra hours of daylight. Ireland’s high latitude gives the country extraordinarily long days compared to [...]
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Dublin International Film Festival. They plan to present roughly 130 films from all around the globe as well as promoting Ireland's best and brightest. The festival itself runs all across Dublin from The Savoy to Cineworld and the Irish Film Institute. Since its beginning all of 10 years [...]
Halloween has always been a popular holiday in Ireland. Kids dress up and go trick or treating to celebrate All Hallows Eve. In Irish the fesival is known as Samhain and roughly translates to the end of summer. This year may prove to be the biggest Halloween festival ever with lots of events running throughout the [...]
Ireland have travelled to New Zealand for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in high spirits on the back of a 6 Nations Championship and numerous Heineken Cups over the past couple of years. Legendary players such as Brian O'Driscoll and Paul O'Connell are featuring in probably their last world cup which for some such as Cian Healy, [...]
Easter weekend is upon us and its important to take advantage of the 4 day weekend, those of us lucky enough to be working. There is lots going on this weekend in Dublin and I will only mention a few of them. 1:Star Wars Invasion Hot on the heels of the orchestra performance in the o2 [...]
The citizens of Cork City have an innate love of culture and fun. Because of this, Ireland’s southern capital boasts some of the best festivals in the country each year, some of them drawing artists from all around the world.