Monthly Archives: December 2011

Irish Christmas Traditions

Irish SantaIt’s nearly Christmas!!! I’ve opened more than half of the doors of my advent calendar already and I’m really busy finding nice Christmas presents for my friends and family. Decorating houses and Christmas trees (as cheesy & glittery as possible!), listening to Christmas songs (and obviously singing along), baking Christmas cookies, looking for the perfect Christmas Party outfit and doing our Christmas shopping with thousands of other desperate people – these are all well-known (pre) Christmas “traditions”  in many countries.  But living here in Ireland now, I was wondering if there are Christmas traditions that are typically Irish; customs that I’ve never heard of before. And… Surprise! Of course there are. I did some research and look what I came across:

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Guinness Storehouse announces €10 Million Investment Plan

Guinness Storehouse DublinSunday 11th December 2011 –  The GUINNESS STOREHOUSE, Ireland’s number one international visitor attraction, today announced details of a 10 million euro, 3 year re-investment plan which will commence in the New Year.  Once completed, the new developments will further enhance the seven storey GUINNESS experience and future proof the attraction to accommodate a projected growth in visitor numbers in the coming years. Continue reading

Christmas Time in Dublin City

Dublin Grafton Street

Image by Michael Foley Photography on Flickr

Dig out your Christmas jumpers! IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME!!!
As I walk through the streets of Dublin now, I’m amazed how much the city has changed in just a couple of days: the main shopping streets are decorated with colourful Christmas lights and huge sparkling Christmas trees. The sweet sound of everyone’s favourite Christmas songs can be heard everywhere and the streets are filled with the chatter of busy Dubliners, trying to get their Christmas shopping done.

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