Glendalough, Ireland

Photo: Damian Synnott, Lakes Glendalough comes from the Irish “Gleann da locha”, meaning the Glen of two Lakes. Wicklow Mountains National Park is situated just south of Dublin. The park covers 20,000 hectares of mountain scenery, and many roads cross through it. The most popular location for visitors to the National park is the scenic …

Heritage Week in Ireland

Logo Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week the last week of August. Hashtag: #HeritageWeek 2019 We’re at @14HenriettaSt for the launch of #NationalHeritageWeek. Taking place from 17th to 25th of August, it will showcase the joy, diversity and accessibility that can be found within #Ireland’s rich #heritage, and this year’s theme is Pastimes | Past Times. …

Dublin

Photo: Damian Synnott, Connacht/Munster lineout Dublin is the capital and most populous city of Ireland and is located in the province of Leinster near the midpoint of Ireland’s east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. Facebook Dublin Event Guide Twitter @poloconghaile @Nicola_Brady @MiriamDonohoe @campbellsuz @sustourismire @We_AreIslanders @ecoireland @DublinEcolo @catherinemack @homeofguinness @AbbeyTheatre @DublinAirport https://twitter.com/FreshCuts_ …

Wild Ireland

Photo: NASA Goddard, Sunny Day in Ireland Planeta.com launches this brand new guide to Wild Ireland – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. Parks Ireland has 6 National Parks and 78 Nature Reserves designated under the Wildlife Acts, 1976 and 2000 and various …

Saint Patrick’s Day

Poster Saint Patrick’s Day is March 17. Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit! = Happy St Patrick’s Day to you! Greetings to our friends in Ireland and our Irish friends around the world. What began as a religious feast day honoring St Patrick (Patricius, or Padraig) has become an international festival. Hashtag: #StPatricksDay Questions Sláinte! What are …

Ireland Links

Photo: NASA Goddard, Sunny Day in Ireland Links related to Ireland presented in somewhat random fashion: Facebook Sustainable Tourism Ireland Cultivate Ireland EcoTourism Ireland Tourism Pure Walking Holidays Outdoors Ireland Golden Eagle Trust Ireland Green Travel Headlines An Irish pub born in the Dark Ages – BBC We have a new word for that feeling …

Wild Atlantic Way

Photo: lturistainformato The Wild Atlantic Way (Irish: Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin) is a tourism trail on Ireland’s west coast of Ireland. The longest coastal route — 2,500 kilometer (1,553 miles) route — passes through nine counties and three provinces, stretching from County Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula to Kinsale, County Cork, on the Celtic Sea coast. Tourism …

South Wind Blows

Logo Recommended listening: Ireland’s fabulous music show South Wind Blows – rte.ie/radio1/south-wind-blows – is presented by Philip King and crafted on the edge of Europe, from the most westerly tip. “The music is eclectic and personal, informed by Kings’ own music odyssey spanning more than 30 years and enriched by his personal archive collected out …

Raidió Teilifís Éireann = Radio Television of Ireland (RTE)

Logo Raidió Teilifís Éireann = Radio Television of Ireland (RTÉ) – rte.ie – is the national public service broadcaster of Ireland. Listen live and listen back to the programs. Key Links rte.ie rte.ie/radio1 rte.ie/radio http://icecast2.rte.ie/rnag Facebook: Radio1 Facebook: ExploreRTE @rte @RTERadio1 Quotables The more we look back, the more we can look forward. Programs South …

Gaeilge (Irish)

Languages 2018 has been declared the official year of the Irish language, or Bliain na Gaeilge. Key Links http://www.peig.ie/en/2018 https://www.facebook.com/gaeilge2018 https://twitter.com/PEIG_ie Tweets by PEIG_ie Headlines http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/opinion-will-bliain-na-gaeilge-turn-into-bliain-na-begrudgers-2018-3732909-Dec2017/ https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/taoiseach-launches-bliain-na-gaeilge-programme-1.3334455 https://cnag.ie/en/news/1042-celebrating-contemplating-125-years-of-irish-language-revival-with-bliain-na-gaeilge-2018.html https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/motherfoclir-can-millennials-rescue-irish-36409449.html http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-05/students-fight-to-keep-irish-language-from-fading-out/9118750 http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/abroad/54-irish-curses-you-won-t-have-learned-in-school-1.3011527 If every week is Seachtain na Gaeilge on RTÉ, do we need TG4? related: Meáin Ghaeilge RTÉ – Action Plan 2015 – 2019 http://metro.co.uk/2013/03/17/top-10-dreadful-fake-irish-accents-in-films-3545809 …