All Blog Posts Tagged 'Tourism' (91)

Ireland Is Calling And I Must Go

Ireland has been calling to me for many years and last month I finally answered.  My sister, Gloria, our life long friend, Valerie and my newphew Chris and his girlfriend, Morgan, spent nine days (not nearly enough time) visiting Dublin and Northern…

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Added by Honora Wright Weaver on February 22, 2018 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Swans, Armada, and Taphophilia Grab Me in Sligo

It was Monday morning and I was having trouble packing. I woke with a brass band in my head, as Jim says.  After sitting in the shower for a while, I took a panadol, drank some water and went back to sleep. I woke an hour later and slowly started to get ready to…

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Added by The Last Torch on October 14, 2015 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

Harking to the Call of the O'Rourkes

(Sligo street art)

I was stranded for a second day in Grange. When I woke up, I had breakfast on my mind and enjoyed an Irish breakfast with a beautiful view. I had to be out by 11 a.m. as the painter was coming and the…

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Added by The Last Torch on October 10, 2015 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Enjoying Timeless Glories of Bunratty Castle -- and Mead

My last night in the homeland was spent at Bunratty Castle, a 15th-century tower house in County Clare, on the Ratty river. Caisleán Bhun Raithe meaning Castle at the Mouth of the Ratty. On the grounds of the castle is a folk park, which is just lovely. I…

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Added by The Last Torch on September 29, 2015 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment


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'Just Pure Drama' -- Islands of the Wild Atlantic Way

Among the many islands that scatter the coastline of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way, you'll find traditions and cultures proudly being kept alive. Explore just some of these incredible stories!…

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on September 2, 2015 at 7:30am — 2 Comments


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Surf's Always Up on the Wild Atlantic Way

Whether a seasoned waverider or a novice to a surfboard, the Wild Atlantic Way is home to some of the most exhilarating surfing locations in the world including Lahinch, Strandhill and Bundoran. Have a look at …

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments


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Fun for Couples on the Wild Atlantic Way

As skies of pinks and purple turn to midnight blue, it's the perfect time to take a kayak on West Cork's Lough Hyne. Have a look at more couples activities on the Wild Atlantic Way!…

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments


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Going Solo on The Wild Atlantic Way in October

"My favourite adventures on the Wild Atlantic Way happened to be in the worst weather." While the sun doesn't always shine in Ireland, you can always have fun on the #WildAtlanticWay.…

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:30am — 3 Comments


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10 Must-See Locations on the Wild Atlantic Way

Exploring the expansive 2,500-km route of the Wild Atlantic Way can be a formidable prospect.Take a look at our 10 must-see locations to visit along the route! (Pictured here…

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:30am — No Comments


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Awe-Inspiring Cliffs of Downpatrick Head

Looming an impressive 126 feet over the Atlantic Ocean, the awe-inspiring cliffs of Downpatrick Head along the coast of Mayo are an incredible viewpoint out to the crashing seascape. Learn…

Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:00am — 1 Comment


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The Wild Atlantic Way's Most Enchanting Routes

Weaving breathtaking landscapes with enchanting legends, Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is surrounded by history and fascinating storytelling. Check out…

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 24, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments


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Catch the Waves (and Greens) at Wild Atlantic Way's Seaside Resorts

Having a famous golf course (voted best in the world and a favourite of Bill Clinton's) would be enough for some towns, but the seaside resort of Ballybunion in Kerry has much more to offer. 16th century castles, seaweed baths and clean, sandy beaches make this a family favourite every year. [Pic via Destination Ballybunion] …

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 13, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments


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Islands of the Wild Atlantic Way - Bere Island

Known for its famously welcoming and hospitable community, the unspoiled Bere Island lies at the entrance to the spectacular Bantry Bay in Cork. A hive for outdoor activites & fishing enthusiasts, the island maintains a rare easy charm! [Pic via @Raymond Fogarty Photography] …

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 12, 2015 at 10:30am — 2 Comments


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Boats of the Wild Atlantic Way: The Legacy Lives On

This weekend hundreds of Galway Hooker boats will gather for racing and celebrations at Cruinníu na mBád Festival in Kinvara, Galway. These boats have been used on the Wild Atlantic Way for over 200 years. …

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 12, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments


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What's on The Wild Atlantic Way This Autumn!

Framed by magnificent Connemara landscape, this weekend's Gaelforce West event challenges competitors running, cycling and kayaking over 67km. See what other unique Wild Atlantic Way events are happening this month! …

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 12, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments


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Sounds of the Wild Atlantic Way - Playlist

Around every twist and turn of the 2,500km Wild Atlantic Way route, you’ll hear sounds that are unique to this part of the world. It could be a Donegal lilt in a voice, a song you’ve never heard before or the rhythmic drum of a…

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 12, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments


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Meet Sammy the Seal - Wicklow Town Legend!

Wicklow town has a cute celeb who we discovered on a walk-about in the town during our trip last week - Sammy is a young male seal who has been visiting the south quay of Wicklow town harbour since June 2013. Initially Sammy followed the local fishing boats into the harbour so he could feast on the throw offs from…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on August 12, 2015 at 6:00am — 7 Comments


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Sounds of the Wild Atlantic Way

The instantly recognisable voice of Altan's Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh has brought Ireland's rich traditional music heritage around the world. See how the rugged west coast of the Wild Atlantic Way and its lively trad scene have influenced their music. …

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 10, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments


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Tory Island - The Secret Kingdom

Steeped in mythology and folklore, Tory Island stands roughly 9 miles off the coast of Donegal in the Wild Atlantic Way's north west. Arriving there by boat, you might be lucky enough to be met by the charismatic figure of Patsy Dan Rogers, the locally elected King of the island. …

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 10, 2015 at 6:00am — 2 Comments


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Wild Atlantic Way - 15 Breathtaking Moments

Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way features fifteen distinct Signature Points, each telling unique stories about this rich landscape, the people and its cultures. Discover these points below. …

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Added by Wild Atlantic Way on August 10, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

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