All Blog Posts Tagged 'irish' (34)

A New Adventure: The Wild West Atlantic Way...

Good morning/afternoon to you all! Hope the week is treating you well so far.

We at Wild West Irish Tours just wanted to take a moment to say thanks - and to introduce the special event kicking off tonight: the launching of the brand new, exclusive Wild West Atlantic Way Tour!

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Yep – you heard it here first (or possibly second; if you follow us elsewhere), folks – we’re gearing up to do something truly unique. Embracing our spontaneity and…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on July 18, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Who Are the Fairies of Western Ireland?

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame! -- W.B.…

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Added by Wild West Irish Tours on June 15, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Seven Days of Fulfillment

As the crisp air blows down the rocky hills and shadows creep on across Western walls of leaning stones, the great Celtic Pilgrimage finds itself in the home stretch.

The Westies of the Wild Irish West Tours came to Ireland visitors -- some returning,…

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Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on October 31, 2016 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

The Precursor to a Daydream



“As for believing things, I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.” –…

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Added by Nicole Samantha Fishkind on October 19, 2016 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments


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Traditional Celtic Symbols and Their Meanings in Jewelry

Shamrock

The shamrock is the traditional symbol or Ireland. The shamrock forms a triad and the Celts believed three was a mystical number. Saint Patrick used the shamrock to explain the holy Trinity to the Celts. If good things come in threes then this silver 3-leafed shamrock pendant in beautiful…

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Added by The Irish Jewelry Company on September 10, 2015 at 10:24pm — 1 Comment

Two Elizas: The Irish Courtesans Who Set the World Alight

Lola Montez

Lola Montez

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl… so far, so true (and with thanks to Barry Manilow), but this particular Lola  also happened to be one of Europe’s most beautiful and talked-about women, who married several times and who…

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Added by David Lawlor on August 9, 2015 at 5:00am — 8 Comments

Live From the Pitch at the Historic England Versus Ireland Football Friendly, June 6, 2015

Wayne Rooney is tiny. Really tiny. I stood less than ten feet away from him on Sunday, on the pitch in the Aviva, and I reckoned I was taller than him. When I got home I checked and so I am. But then I reckoned I was taller than most of the Irish and English football…

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Added by Jillian Godsil on June 17, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Why I'm nuts about the Wild West of Ireland

One May we rented a house on the shore of Lough Swilly in Rathmullen, Co. Donegal, within sight of the cove that launched the famous Flight of the Earls.

Just after dawn one morning, as my wife and granddaughter slept, I grabbed my camera and car keys and slipped into sweat pants and a plaid shirt and went out the door into the fresh Irish morning. I drove north up the coast road for four or five miles then turned off onto a narrow lane that disappeared between bight…

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Added by Barrie Maguire on June 10, 2015 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

A Wild West of Ireland Day

Arise in the morning with a day anew

What new adventures are waiting for you

Chatter and laughter filling the air

Full Irish breakfast is the fare

We spy the blue beastie driving up from the drive

Quickly we get ready like bees in a hive

We board our blue stallion…

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Added by William Huckeby on June 6, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Jim Sheridan's Must-See Films

If you are an Irish movie buff, you are certainly familiar with the films of celebrated Dublin-born director Jim Sheridan.  If you have a bowl of popcorn and a night-in planned, you may find this list of…

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Added by Kelly O'Rourke on September 23, 2014 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

The Ros Tapestry – A Tale Told in Thread

After fellow Wild Geese member Oisen O'Connell had generously taken…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on July 15, 2014 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

The Wild Geese Featured on NYC TV

The Wild Geese gained a spotlight on 'Communications Corner,' on Queens Public Television (QPTV), the Queens, NYC, public television network. During the broadcast, co-founder Gerry Regan shares his personal background while discussing the ever-growing and very passionate membership of the world's leading social network…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on July 4, 2014 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Irish Family History with Celebrity Genealogist Megan Smolenyak

I so enjoyed my interviews and interactions with US Genealogist Megan Smolenyak I thought you might enjoy them too. Last year we transferred them from the old website. Below are the links to my articles as well a  a…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on March 13, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Irish Y-DNA 'Surname' Analysis - How It Works

Seventy million Irish diaspora know they have something intense and unexplainable coursing through their DNA. Perhaps, more than any other country in the world, Ire-land has left an extremely strong emotional…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on February 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — 17 Comments

My 'Wexford Gathering' in Druidic Carne

For 13 years I had been looking for "The Cross of Ballysheen" County Wexford in historical records and on my journeys with Google streetview.  Finally I was here at 'The Lobster Pot' at Carnsore Point which sits right on the crossroads dividing the old townlands of Ballysheen and Ballyfane.  I had quickly…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on December 18, 2013 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Ireland's 'The Gathering' Success Inspires Even More!

Ireland's worldwide invitation to the Irish diaspora to come home in the very ambitious and controversial countrywide event "The Gathering" has exceeded all expectations.  A…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on November 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Loftus Hall - The Most Haunted House in Ireland!

 

The Halloween 'Legend of Loftus Hall Experience Tour for Adults Only'  has been sold out for months! Having a wine and tapas bar and reserved table for after the tour had added to the value of this creative endeavour of the Hall's new owners.  

Near the end of my recent trip to Ireland, Wexford…

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Added by Alannah Ryane on October 31, 2013 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

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