Ireland Selected for “Best International Destination”

At the recent prestigious Group Leisure Awards held in Britain, Ireland was selected the best international destination by thousands of readers of Group Leisure Magazine. Rob Vandell, Group Leisure magazine publisher said, “For Ireland to win Best International Destination represents a personal recommendation from group travel organizers.” Ireland beat out competition from France, Germany, Italy […]

The EU is considering letting British people keep citizenship

The plan to offer British people the chance to individually opt-in and remain EU citizens is being considered by the European Parliament’s chief negotiator Guy Verhofstadt. Mr. Verhofstadt has said that this very important proposal has captured the imagination and hopes of many British people who wished to retain their rights as EU citizens. This […]

election – feb 1, 2016

President Higgins dissolved the 31st Dail on the advice of Taoiseach Enda Kenny on February 3. The members of the 32 Dail that are elected in this  coming election will meet on Thursday March 10the to select a Taoiseach to head the Government of the 32 Dail. The outgoing government is a Fine Gael-Labor Party […]

Irish General Elections to be held on Feb.26

President Higgins dissolved the 31st Dail on the advice of Taoiseach Enda Kenny on February 3. The members of the 32 Dail that are elected in this  coming election will meet on Thursday March 10the to select a Taoiseach to head the Government of the 32 Dail. The outgoing government is a Fine Gael-Labor Party […]

12 of the Oldest Pubs In Ireland

We went on a search of the oldest pubs in each County in Ireland and these are the oldest in continuous operation since they were founded. In Ramsey County Minnesota The Spot bar ranks as the oldest licensed pub at 1885  which is pretty good compared to these in Ireland. In County Meath – O’Connell’s […]

Details of the Doolin Writers Competition 2016 Have Been Announced

Entries are now being invited for short stories and poems ahead of the closing date of February 5th 2016. Dave Lordan will judge the poetry competition and Anthony Glavin will judge the Short Story with €1000 and publication in Banshee Literary Journal up for grabs for the overall winner of each category. Meanwhile, Hotel Doolin […]

Book Review of “Hidden Dublin”

Patrick O’Donnell Presented in a popular easy-to-read storytelling style, Hidden Dublin (2008) is the ideal book for amateur and professional Dublinologists and enthusiasts of “hidden” social history. All stripes of amateur and professional fans of the wonderful and strange and multi-shadowed Gothic worlds and underworlds of Dublin, Ireland’s 1,000 year old Irish capital city, will […]

Ex-Bristish Soldier arrested in Bloody Sunday Massacre

The police in Northern Ireland have arrested a 66-year-old ex British soldier in connection with Bloody Sunday that happened on January 30, 1972 in what was then called Londonderry. The infamous massacre of unarmed civilian marchers by British soldiers was a lighting rod in the troubles. The former soldier, whose name was not released, was […]