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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 when travel makes everything new
Brexit: UK needs to reveal solution to North Border, says Varadkar
Clare is being “poorly served” by the tourism industry@clarechampion outbounding
Visitors Top One Million Mark at Cliffs of Moher
How tidy towns became eco-centres
Launch: Burren Way Volunteer Warden Scheme@irelandways
2,000-year-old bog butter unearthed
Plans for Northern Ireland national parks should be revisited@ninews
Meet The Lads Who Wrote The Books On Irish Slang
Donegal Ireland & The Wild Atlantic Way, The Road to Mars?
The best place to go wild in Ireland
Cycling around the Loop of love
Antrim farmer revives Irish famine potato
Tourism will suffer without real support for heritage

Recommended listening
Irish History Podcast@irishhistory
http://irishhistorypodcast.ie/podcast-road-trip-through-medieval-ireland

Clare FMTunein@ClareFM

RTEPodcastshttp://www.youtube.com/user/rte@RTEplayer
http://www.2fm.ie@RTE2fm
http://icecast2.rte.ie/radio1
http://icecast1.rte.ie/2fm
http://icecast2.rte.ie/lyric
http://icecast1.rte.ie/rnag

https://www.newstalk.com

http://www.c103.iefacebookhttp://tunein.com/radio/C103-(North)-1026-s107786
The Irish uprising 1916 – One hundred years after the Irish Easter Rising, author Colm Toibin recounts the slow movements for independence that peaked in the rebellion in Dublin in 1916.
http://www.lrb.co.uk/v38/n07/colm-toibin/after-i-am-hanged-my-portrait-will-be-interesting
Remember, reflect and reimagine-Ireland’s Easter Rising – What’s to be gained from looking back, to your family roots, to another country?
@GeraldineDoogue

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/earshot/geraldine-doogue-reflects-on-the-easter-uprising/7458308

http://www.rte.ie/radio1/mooney
https://twitter.com/NatureRTE
The Irish border is Brexit’s big headache—why is it there and what’s it actually like? – The Irish border—running along five hundred kilometres of rural land—is a paradox. Both visible and invisible, it’s vital to peace in Ireland.

Trivia
http://www.irishtrivia.com”>Trivia

Flickr
Ecotourism Ireland – Catherine Mack
Tourism Pure Walking Holidays – Barry Murphy
Ireland Nature Search

Flickr Groups
Ireland Today
Irish Rugby
Ecotourism Europe

Twitter
@VisitSheepsHead
@ecoireland
@HeritageWeek
@irishhistory
@BurrenGeopark
@ICRT_Ireland
@Failte_Ireland
@irish_examiner
@tourismpure
@ElectricEscapes
@Irishwildlife
@WildIreland
@paddymathews
@irelandways
@catherinemack
@VisitDublin
@dublincycling
@GoCarDublin
@weatheronline
@IWO_ie
@TriskelCork
@homeofguinness
@BurrenEco
@BurrenbeoTrust
@MeaveofConnaugh
@LoopHeadTourism
@irelandswaw
@NMIreland
@bikehousebangor
@Rubberbandits
@irishrurallink
@PresidentIRL
@Ballynamona
@GearoidIrish
@theclareherald
@clarechampion
@barrowhouskerry
@SlowFoodIreland
@fotoole

Geography and Landscape
Ireland lies to the northwest of continental Europe and is surrounded by hundreds of islands and islets.

To the east of Ireland, separated by the Irish Sea, is the island of Great Britain. The sovereign state of Ireland covers five-sixths of the island, with Northern Ireland (part of the United Kingdom) covering the remaining one-sixth of the island, located in the northeast.

Ireland’s geography is often referred to as being like a saucer, with mountains to 1,000 meters around much of its coastline (particularly in the West) and a mostly flat midlands. Located at the western extreme of Europe, Ireland has a wet climate, with parts of the western seaboard having an annual rainfall of up to 2000 mm. However, the Gulf Stream ensures that Ireland’s climate is mild, with summer temperatures rarely above +25 degrees Celsius and winter rarely below -5 Celsius. Due to its high rainfall, western Ireland’s landscape is dominated by Atlantic blanket bogs (peat), with the midlands comprising vast tracts of raised bog. The land improves into fertile agricultural terrain the further south and east one goes.

Politicians
Michael D. Higgins, President
http://www.president.ie/enhttp://www.president.ie/en/explore-visit/virtual-tour
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT_RKGsFnti_vktYPk8pgEQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcvDcz2ppY0
https://soundcloud.com/arasanuachtarain
@PresidentIRL
https://www.facebook.com/PresidentIRL
Michael_D._Higgins
http://news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2014/04/commencement-speakers.shtml

Tourism Portals
Ireland@discoverirl @DiscoverIreland
Discover Northern Ireland
Fáilte Ireland – the National Tourism Development Authority was established in 2003 to promote tourism as a leading component of the Irish economy. Features include environmental guidelines and 2011 Press Releases
Tourism IrelandSituation and Outlook Analysis Report
http://www.discoverireland.ie/green
YouTube

More Travel Links
Lonely Planet – Ireland Travellers’ Reports

Blogs
http://www.sallygardens.typepad.com
http://tourismpurewalking.com/blogflickr@tourismpure
http://onewildlife.org@OneWildLife
http://olivermoore.blogspot.ie/@oliver_moore
http://irishnetworkjapan.blogspot.com@injtokyo

Pinterest
sheeps-head-peninsula

Festivals
Electric Picnic

Buzzword Bingo
Beyond the pale – County – DiasporaGaelicGaeilge (Irish)Great Famine – Guinness – Language – Monastery – Potato – Rugby – Snakes – Surfing – Taoiseach – U2 – Uachtaráin (President)Wild Atlantic Way

Biodiversity
http://www.biodiversityireland.ie
http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/downloads/publications/biodiversity-ireland/
@BioDataCentre
Ireland’s first wildlife inventory reveals it is home to 31,000 species of flora and fauna
Ireland’s wildlife audit revealed
Irish Wildlife TrustIrishwildlife

Culture
http://www.mediacontact.ie/mediahq/failteireland/52873/irish-culture-and-heritage-an-economic-asset.html
http://www.failteireland.ie/Utility/Media-Centre/Culture-and-heritage-tourism-%E2%80%93-An-emerging-economi.aspx
http://www.culturefox.ie

Food
Good Food Ireland
http://www.foodietowns.ie
http://www.ethicaltraveller.co.uk/2011/12/food-heroes-in-irish-tourism

Accessible Travel
Disability Access in Ireland

Cycling and Bike hire
http://www.irishcyclehire.com
Clew Bay Bike Hire
Great Western Greenway (Newport – Mulranny) Cycling & Walking Trail

Political Tours
coiste.ie

History
http://historyhub.ie
@historyhub_ie
Facebook
Soundcloud

Belfast
http://www.belfastcity.gov.uk
http://www.gotobelfast.com
Silent Valley Mountain Park
Shhh . . . silence is golden – Catherine Mack
St George’s Market

Bundoran
Bundoran – Discover Ireland

Burren
October 17 Sustainable Tourism Conference
GeoparkLIFE Sustainable Tourism Conference (PDF)
Burren>@BurrenEcoFacebook
The Burren National Park
@BurrenGeopark
http://www.burrenbeo.com@BurrenbeoTrust

Cavan-Monaghan LEADER’s vision is to develop sustainable rural communities throughout the Cavan-Monaghan region through the provision of a programme that will enhance the social, natural, human, physical and financial resources available to individuals and communities.

County Clare
Clare News
Clare Library
Clare Museum
http://clarechampion.ie
@clarechampion
http://clarechampion.ie/clare-poorly-served-by-tourism-industry

Connemara
walkconnemara

Cork
http://www.corkcity.ie
Cork
http://dromclochouse.com

Cliffs of Moher – The mission at the Cliffs of Moher Visitors’ Centre is to develop and improve the delivery of a world class visitor experience in a safe, welcoming and informative manner while adhering to best practice in the conservation of the Cliffs of Moher, their environs and heritage. Our staff aim to be efficient and effective and to ensure that our customers are cared for within a friendly environment by professional staff who take pride in their work place and the service they deliver. During the course of our efforts we will promote the County Clare tourist product for the economic and social benefit of the local and broader community.
https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/cliffs-of-moher/id544449048?mt=8

Derry
http://www.cityofculture2013.com
Derry

Donegal
http://lovelybike.blogspot.ie/2017/03/the-cyclist-rest.html

Dublin
Dublin Institute of Technology
http://www.dublinairport.com
http://www.dublintourist.com
http://twitter.com/VisitDublin
http://www.dublincycling.com

Sports
Ireland boasts its own indigenous national sports, collectively called Gaelic Games. Gaelic Football, Hurling and Handball are administered by the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association).

Croke Park is located on the north side of Dublin and has a capacity of up to 82,300. In addition to Gaelic sports, Croke Park has played host to Australia’s AFL, NFL Football from the US and boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The venue has also seen performances from the musical talents of U2, Tina Turner and others.

Aviva Stadium (capacity 50,000) replaced the demolished Lansdowne Road stadium as the home of Irish rugby and soccer in 2011.

Ireland is the home of steeplechase horse racing and is a major international breeding and training centre for thoroughbred flat racing – Horse Racing Ireland

http://www.sportsjoe.ie@SportsJOEdotie

touchlinerugby.com
soundcloud.com/rtesport

Gaelic Games Official Website
Sport News – Independent

Rugby
irishrugby.ie
Facebook
YouTube
rte.ie/sport/rugby

Dublin: Cultivate Centre
http://www.cultivate.ie
https://www.facebook.com/CultivateIreland
@cultivate_ie

Kerry
Dip into 40 shades of green
Discover Killarney & the Ring of Kerry
Greener Side of Ring of Kerry (PDF, 4MB)
Kerry Walking Maps (PDF, 4MB)

Limerick
http://www.limericktourist.com
Limerick

Munster
Munster
http://www.munsterrugby.ie

Shannon
@shannon_airport

Sheep’s Head
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/travel/2012/1229/1224328248730.html
http://thesheepsheadway.ie

Sligo
Sligo
http://www.sligo-ireland.com

Tipperary
The Tipperary Food Producers is a network of business working in the Food Sector in County Tipperary. Its objective is to represents, promote and showcase the best of Tipperary Food.

Ulster
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radioulster
Ulster

Wicklow
Wicklow Mountains National Park
http://www.visitwicklow.ie

Wild Atlantic Way

Wild Atlantic Way

History
Irish History Podcast@irishhistory
http://www.historyireland.com@HistIreHedge

News
Irish TimesTravel
David McWilliams
http://www.examiner.ie

Recommended Viewing
http://www.tv3.ieIslanders@TV3Islanders
Ireland – PBS

Language

Gaeilge (Irish)

Transportation
Irish Rail
Bus Eireann
Rail Users IrelandTwitter
Irish FerriesTwitter

Weather
met.ie

Elsewhere on the Web
irishcentral.com
How to travel to and from Ireland without flying
Enterprise Ireland
Comhaltas Traditional Music
Tourism Pure WalkingBlogFlickrTwitter
http://www.theirishriviera.com
http://www.irelandhomestays.com@irelandhomestay
http://www.electricescapes.ie@ElectricEscapes
http://www.fuchsialanefarm.ie@FuchsiaLaneFarm
http://theculturekitchen.ie@culturekitchen2
https://www.alustforlife.com

Cooking Classes
http://www.ballymaloe.ie/content/ballymaloe-cookery-school-gardens
http://www.ballymaloe.ie/our-hotel-cork/find-ballymaloe-house
@Ballymaloe

Hangouts

Wikipedia
Flag of Ireland
Ireland
Gaelic_Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Saint_Patrick
St._Patrick’s_blue
Bloomsday
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Great Famine
Blarney Stone (Cloch na Blarnan)
Erin_go_bragh
Saint Patrick’s Battalion

Older Features

Bliain na Gaeilge (Year of Irish)

Heritage Week in Ireland 2018

Flowing Tides: Musical Memory, History and Global Culture in County Clare, Ireland

Planeta.com

Ireland

Europe

Brexit

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