Ireland

Tips and Articles in Ireland

In July in the United States hour-long lines snake through Six Flags or Disney theme parks slowly leading sweaty thrill seekers towards roller coasters of all shapes and sizes. In Ireland though, there is but one option to scream yourself hoarse w...
Dublin has proposed a plan that would transform some of its most traffic-prone streets into car-free zones for pedestrians, cyclists, buses, and a new tram system. This change is planned to coincide with the construction of a new $420-million tram...
There are many places in Ireland that haunt me. There are the rippling waters of Strangford Lough. There’s the curl in the river Barrow where the agile water sweeps beneath the stone bridge. There are the tree boughs in Glendalough, beautifully be...
Ashford Castle—one of Ireland’s most iconic properties, with a history dating to 1228—opens its doors today following a massive two-year renovation to all 82 rooms and public spaces. Ireland’s Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, will be there for the occa...
Despite an ocean between them, the stormy landscapes of Ireland and the country roads of Nashville, Tennessee are more alike than one might initially assume. Friendly locals, iconic accents, and a shared musical heritage draw these two destination...
On April 5, 2014, Father Ray Kelly, the parish preist in the sleepy Irish town of Oldcastle, County Meath, performed a routine wedding ceremony for Chris and Leah, a couple from Dublin and Northern Ireland. As he often does for weddings, he sang L...
Homegrown chic is the theme of Dublin’s Creative Quarter, also known as the city's “hipster triangle”. Its streets are packed with the country’s newest, most forward-thinking food and design. Among them: Jo’Burger, the always-packed epitome of ...
I’d heard about it for years. A legend that captured the blarney and the self-aware self-mockery tinged with pride so unique to the Irish. The Magic Road. A road that defies gravity, where a car, set in neutral, will roll uphill of its own accord....
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WHY NOW It's called the craic—you've probably heard of it. And if the fabled Irish love of a good time ever reaches a high point, it is in Dublin over the Christmas holidays. The whole city embraces celebrations that range from the sacred (candlel...
It's that time of year—when flickering lights illuminate the sky, snow blankets the ground, and airports overflow with travelers. While destinations that promise a white Christmas are the obvious choice (and for good reason), holiday cheer can als...
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Bulgaria Bansko Ski package at the Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena, Bansko (359-749/88888; kempinski-bansko.com). What’s Included A six-night stay in a deluxe room; daily ski passes; and an algae body treatment. Cost $1,840, double, through Februar...
Cross-cultural pollination means that both the croissant and the bagel have traveled far from home, and the “continental breakfast” still reigns supreme at hotels all over the world. But only in Japan will the morning meal offer dashi-maki tamago ...