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  1. Travel in Ireland - Things to do in Newtownabbey

    Newtownabbey is a located on the shores of Belfast Lough in Northern Ireland. Founded in 1957, Newtownabbey ...
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  2. Travel in Ireland - Halloween, Irish Style

    Like many things in Ireland, Halloween enjoys a long and rich history. In fact Irish celebrations date ...
  3. Travel in Ireland - A Monastic Settlement Like no Other - Clonmacnoise

    Clonmacnoise is one of Ireland's most spectacular and valuable heritage sites. Located on the bank of ...
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  4. Ireland's Mythical History: MacNamaras Through the Centuries

    Though the MacNamara clan can trace its physical beginnings back to the second century, the name MacNamara ...
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  5. Cocktails and Beverages: Why is Irish Whiskey Different?

    For many non-whiskey drinkers, a whiskey is a whiskey, but that is not the case. There are essentially ...
  6. Travel in Ireland - Five Ways to Golf Irish Style

    So it's always been your dream to golf in Ireland? You're not alone. Next to Scotland, Ireland is on ...
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  7. Travel in Ireland: Visiting Killarney in Co. Kerry

    Killarney is one of the most visited towns in Ireland. During the summer months the place is jam packed ...
  8. Travel in Ireland: Irish Shopping

    An American work colleague once asked me if we had shopping malls in Ireland. I had to hide my smirk ...
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  9. Travel in Ireland: Barefoot Behind St. Patrick - A Pilgrims Progress on Lough Derg

    Pilgrimages have been performed by penitent people from as far back as the Middle Ages and they remain ...
  10. Travel in Ireland: The Legend of the Blarney Stone

    The legend that surrounds one particular stone set into the battlements of Blarney Castle in Co. Cork ...
  11. Holiday Entertaining: St. Patrick's Day Food - Traditional Irish Food

    Planning a St. Patrick's Day celebration? Here are ideas for food, including traditional Irish foods, ...
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  12. Ireland's Mythical History: A Trip to Inishmore

    Close your eyes and, for those far from her, imagine yourself in Ireland. Your day begins like the the ...
  13. Ireland's Mythical History - Jonathan Swift

    “Old men and comets have been reverenced for the same reason: their long beards, and pretences to foretell ...
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  14. Travel in Ireland: Top Three Things to do in Co. Wicklow

    Conveniently located near Dublin, Co. Wicklow is awash with beautiful scenery and interesting places ...
  15. Cocktails and Beverages: Irish Mist Liqueur Cocktail Recipes

    Irish Mist is easy to sip neat or on the rocks, but the sweet honey and herb flavors also works well ...
  16. Travel in Ireland: Is Ireland Really a Land of Drunks?

    It's no secret that the Irish have a long-standing reputation for drinking. On the surface that reputation ...
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  17. Ireland's Mythical History: Kylemore - Romance and Devotion

    Set comfortably into the Connemara mountains, mirrored by a tranquil lake, and framed by hedges of fuchsia ...
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  18. Travel in Ireland: Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

    Bunratty Castle in Co. Clare, is one of Ireland's finest medieval castles. Built in 1425, it is a cross ...
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  19. Ireland's Mythical History: The Mystery of Newgrange

    Mysterious. That's a word that, without question, describes Ireland, and particularly the area of the ...
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  20. Travel in Ireland: Don't Go Home Without One

    Aran Jumper
    Aran jumpers (sweaters) were originally handmade by the wives and mothers of fishermen ...
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