Category Archives: Typically Irish

Discovering Dublin pubs

Last Saturday night, I visited few Dublin pubs with my friends. We all wanted to discover some traditional and typical Irish pubs with traditional music, food and drinks obviously!

Our first pub was the O’Neills Pub, close to the Statue of Molly Malone. This is a really big pub. After a few minutes going upstairs and downstairs, we finally found a free table (it was quite difficult!) where I tasted the famous and excellent Guinness.

Guinness Beer

Guinness Beer

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The Irish Experience

 

So what is the Irish Experience? With so many poets, musicians and writers hailing from our shores – is it their wise words and haunting melodies? Or is it the breath taking views from atop the Cliffs of Moher or your first tentative steps across the Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge? Could it be the learning of our history and culture – perhaps taking a guided tour of one of our cities or towns and seeing how this small isle has contributed to the world in so many fields – politically, socially, culturally, musically and historically?

Cows at Cliffs of moher Irishlandscapes.ie

The Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare

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3 events not to miss in Ireland this month

There are so many things that should not be missed in Ireland.

View over Dublin from the Wicklow Mountains

So here are our top 3 events for this month that would be fantastic for you to attend, especially if you plan on visiting the regions they are located into.

If you wish to know what is on this month in Ireland, I invite you to visit DiscoverIreland.ie !

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The Most Haunted Places in Ireland

Malahide Castle

Since the spooky season has already arrived, this week’s blog will show you the most haunted places in Ireland. Ghosts and other supernatural elements ply their dreadful trade in various chapels, hallways and grounds… Do you dare continue reading?

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Top 9 reasons to visit Dublin

airliner landing at dusk

  1. Easy access – There are many flights from over 100 European airports to Dublin every day and ferries arrive from Holyhead and Liverpool on a regular basis. At the airport there are different bus services running to the city centre and Dublin’s surroundings.

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Top 8 Things to do in County Mayo

achill island county mayo

Discover all of Mayo’s more or less hidden gems and be surprised what you can discover! From beautiful islands to holy sites, outdoor activities and fascinating Irish history – there is something for everyone to enjoy. Check out our Top 8 Things to do in County Mayo!

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My favourite Irish Blessings

The Irish Blessing tends to refer to a specific blessing that may be used in a toast at weddings, wakes or gatherings. Many of the blessings represent wishes for plentiful agricultural rewards, healthy children, and closeness with God. That is definitely part of the Irish culture and since it is so typically Irish, we love it and I want to share my favourite ones with you.

And since it’s been a while since I posted gorgeous pictures of Connemara, this heavenly place, I have decided to kill two birds with one stone.

The authors of the Irish Blessings are often unknown and even dating a Blessing is difficult. Some, like the following, one of the most famous, can be attributed to St.Patrick, but it’s not even sure:

connemara

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You haven’t lived until you have tasted a Baileys cheesecake

I really love cheesecakes. Well in general I really enjoy cakes, but I find cheesecakes particularly tasty. It’s creamy and delicious and full of fattening goodness.

So when I came to Ireland, I figured I ought to taste  a Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake.

Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake

Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake

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