All Blog Posts Tagged 'Exploration' (23)

4 Things That Might Surprise You About the Wild West of Ireland

When it comes to the Wild West of Ireland, there is plenty to be surprised about.

But according to our alumni “Wild Westies”; or people who travel with us on a Wild West Irish Tour, nothing is more surprising than these top three [technically four] things:

  1. The Fairy Glen…


Added by Wild West Irish Tours on December 28, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Heart of the Wild West: Choose Your Own Adventure!

As of today, you now have the opportunity to virtually visit The Wild West of Ireland.



Added by Wild West Irish Tours on October 29, 2017 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Mass Rock

One May afternoon a few years ago my wife asked me to come for a walk in the woodland just outside Carndonagh, the Donegal town where she was born. She wanted to show me where she and her friends had played when they were children. By the time we reached the…


Added by Colm Herron on June 3, 2017 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Is Ireland Still There?

Pete Hamill, a prolific writer residing in New York City, was born and raised by parents who had emigrated from Belfast, Ireland. Writing about his first trip to Ireland – a journey not taken till he was a grown man -- he talks about boarding…


Added by Susan O'Dea Boland on February 28, 2016 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Create Your Own Irish Culture

If you're reading this, you're probably proud of your Irish Heritage and rightly so. Honoring your family's roots is nothing to laugh at. There are several ways to do this, of course. Varying from studying the Irish…


Added by David Joyce on December 7, 2015 at 8:00pm — No Comments

'Wild For Ireland': Sharing a Passion for a Place

It's not easy to follow your passion. It's a terrifying thing to take that step, to put yourself out there, to make yourself vulnerable. But it's liberating too.

For my whole life, my first love has been Ireland- her history, her culture. I've traveled there and filled my bookshelves with books that take me back to a place I…


Added by Jill Fuller on September 27, 2015 at 8:30pm — 6 Comments


So you think you know Rudy?

You know he went to Notre Dame, and through sheer perseverance he won a spot on the football squad. Because everyone admired his grit so much, he got to suit up for the last game of his senior year, and he was put in the game for the last two plays. On the last play of the game, he broke through the line and sacked the quarterback. The team lifted him up and carried him off the…


Added by Fr. John R. Sheehan, SJ on June 8, 2015 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Songs, Poems & Stories of the Wild West of Ireland

Now I am in the public-house and lean upon the wall,

So come in rags or come in silk, in cloak or country shawl,

And come with learned lovers or with what men you may,

For I can put the whole lot down, and all I have to say

Is fol de rol de rolly O.
– Yeats.

                It’s probably a wince-worthy cliché to begin with a Yeats, but I feel that I must. The songs of Ireland have long since compelled me to dance to their rhythm; the fluting of Yeats and…


Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on June 1, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

The Wild West of Ireland - You won't forget your first time!


It didn't crossed my mind the…


Added by Patricia Eastwood on May 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Byways & Backroads of Eire: A New Decade Begins

Lovely Loophead ~ ©2011 C.E. Devine

Ten years! My how the time has flown, it seems like that was just a few months ago.

It all started quite…


Added by Bit Devine on May 29, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

‘Dr. William Edward Dillon, Navy Surgeon in Livingstone’s Africa’ by Julia Turner - the worst book I have ever read

Many people are familiar with the exploits of the Victorian explorer David Livingstone in Africa, his missionary work, anti-slavery agitation and his meeting with the journalist, Henry Morton Stanley on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, in November 1871 which gave rise to the now famous, and much parodied phrase, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”

Few people are aware that when contact with Livingstone was again lost after he parted company with Stanley, concern about his safety and health…


Added by Kieron Punch on March 4, 2015 at 2:16pm — No Comments

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Gardens and Country Parks of Ireland's Causeway Coast

To witness the drama of Ireland's Causeway Coast and Glens is to walk with the ancient spirits of its deep glens, forests, gardens and country parks. Experience a unique blend of majesty and sheer beauty. You won't just walk or drive through this land:…


Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on September 5, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Back to Nature - Forests of the Causeway Coast

Nature is what we're famous for and it's arguably what we do best. While farming has helped shape the land over generations, givings us the traditional patchwork quilt scenery, we take huge pride in the unspoilt natural beauty…


Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on August 25, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Sligo Abbey

Sligo Abbey

Abbey Street, Sligo Town, County Sligo

Known locally as simply "The Abbey," this Dominican Friary was founded in the mid 13th century by Maurice Fitzgerald. The site contains a great wealth of carvings including Gothic and Renaissance tomb structure, well preserved cloister and the only…


Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on August 5, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery

Carrowmore, Co. Sligo, Ireland

Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery is the largest cemetery of megalithic tombs in…

Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on July 28, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

The story-behind the story......this story ran in The Asbury Park Press on Sunday, July 6th, 2014

By Shannon Mullen

They say redheads shouldn’t wear pink, but Kathy Maloney has never been the type to let the theys of this world tell her what she can and cannot do. That explains why, late one Saturday afternoon in 1980, an 18-year-old Maloney ducked into the Simco shoe store in downtown West New York,…


Added by Kathleen Concannon Maloney on July 7, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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'Game of Thrones' Filming Locations in Ireland

Explore filming locations from "Game of Thrones"…


Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on June 16, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Exploring Unspoiled Ireland with Wild West Irish Tours

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at on Friday, June…


Added by The Wild Geese on June 12, 2014 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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Clonmacnoise, Ireland


Shannonbridge, Athlone, County Offaly

An Early Christian site founded by…


Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on June 5, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Boyer: The St. Patrick's Day Parade Versus Irish Freedom

When the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) marched up Fifth Avenue in New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade it should have been crystal clear, if it wasn't already, that this parade is incompatible with any serious effort to support Irish freedom. The PSNI is the…


Added by Sandy Boyer on March 25, 2014 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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