All Blog Posts Tagged 'Clare' (44)

Chatting About Love and Adventure with Cupid's Crusade

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at on Friday, August 8, 2014 with with Annette…


Added by The Wild Geese on August 8, 2014 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

Boutique Hostels and Unique Places to Stay: The Truth About Irish Budget Accommodation

When I first heard the phrase "boutique hostel," I figured it was a bit of marketing gimmickry at work. I mean, hostels were bottom-of-the-barrel, right? I suspected the word "boutique" was in line to replace "charming" and "lots of character" for describing accommodation that wasn't quite up to par.

Well, this summer I got a taste of modern hosteling,…


Added by Irish Fireside on August 2, 2014 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

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Escape to the Burren, County Clare

It takes less than two hours to drive from Nenagh to the Burren in Co. Clare. At a recent launch for the Cliffs of Moher Geopark  ( in Lisdoonvarna, I was reminded just how much this region has to…


Added by ISLE magazine on July 15, 2014 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Cupid's Crusade: 'A Wonderful Week'

We received this nice email review from Carol, who went on our 2013 Cupid's Crusade adventure:

I found Cupid's…


Added by annette counihan on June 29, 2014 at 1:30am — 1 Comment



My music career began the year I joined Mickey Moran's Country and Oldtime Stars. I was seventeen, had long hair and played electric guitar, one of the solid red axes like Keith Richards had. Good for the image, Mickey said. There were four of us in the 'outfit', as he called it: himself played  a piano accordion, Tats was on the drums, me  on guitar and Tony Flynn covered clarinet, flute, maracas and tambourine. Mickey  did the…


Added by Eddie Stack on June 21, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Talking 'The Yank' with Director Sean Lackey

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at on Thursday, June 19, 2014 with with…


Added by The Wild Geese on June 19, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Off To See The Dubliners

It was one of those beautifully mild summer evenings in Ireland. The Dubliners were playing at the Merriman Tavern in Scariff and I was not working until the following evening. Perhaps my brother, Tony, would like to join me so I headed the 50 or so miles for North Clare from my…


Added by P.J. Francis on June 19, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

The Fun of Matchmaking

Matchmaking and Lisdoonvarna are two things that naturally go together ... like strawberries and cream.

If love is what you are looking for (or even just a fun time with other singles), then you cannot miss the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival.  So, get on your dancing shoes,…


Added by annette counihan on June 13, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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Vacation Spotlight: Adventure on the Atlantic

Adventure on the Atlantic - Self-Drive Vacation to Ireland

This self-paced Ireland vacation blends outdoor adventures with intriguing history, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Wild Atlantic Way. The charming seaside resort of Lahinch, County…


Added by Celtic Tours World Vacations on June 5, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Cupid's Crusade Testimonial from Our 2013 Tour

We've had much to say about the wonders you will experience when you come along on a Cupid's Crusade upscale singles' adventure to Ireland.  Even more valuable than our own description of the Cupid's Crusade tours are the words of those who have experienced what we…


Added by annette counihan on June 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Dating Options in 2014

Dating in 2014 has changed its face.  From online dating to joining singles' clubs, some of it works some of the time; but I bet I am correct in saying that much time is put into online dating with very little result.

Dating agencies can cost upwards of $1,000.  Online sites…


Added by annette counihan on May 30, 2014 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

How Easy to Fall in Love in / With Lisdoonvarna!

Come with Cupid's Crusade -- an upscale singles adventure -- to the town of love on September 14th (2014) for 7 days. Meet the matchmaker himself, see the awe-inspiring beauty of Clare during your days, dance and find love at night. Sleep in a 4-star hotel, feast on wonderful food, see Galway City, the Aran Islands and much more. Love is in the air…


Added by annette counihan on May 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Finding Love in County Clare

For centuries, Irish matchmakers have performed a vital service, bringing people together in love and marriage. It is a mysterious art, and the very best matchmakers have an almost magical quality to them.…


Added by annette counihan on May 13, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Travel to the Town of Love

Sláinte, everyone.  You know who you are ... single, great company,  and would love to have someone to share future dreams.  So come on a singles' adventure to County Clare, Ireland to the town of love -- Lisdoonvarna.  Attend the 150-year-old matchmaking event and…


Added by annette counihan on May 12, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Back in the Days of Corncrakes

One glorious July morning, I was on my way to help John Joe Maher make hay, when I noticed a crowd of strangers in the town square. A film crew, so I strayed from my path and went to see what they were at.…


Added by Eddie Stack on May 10, 2014 at 12:00am — 8 Comments

Brian Boru Country: Footprints of History

Brian Boru Country. Co. Clare

One thousand years ago tomorrow, on April 23rd 1014, Ireland's High King, Brian Boru of Thomond (Munster) fought and won…


Added by on April 22, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Back in Ireland

After traveling from the new Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport to Galway on a GoBus luxury coach I needed to contact my brother as we had arranged. My American cellphone could not get service. I am…


Added by P.J. Francis on April 8, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín with Annette Counihan

We hope you enjoy the video just below which was broadcast LIVE here at …


Added by The Wild Geese on February 12, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Top 8 Romantic Places in Ireland

As the countdown to Valentines Day begins, we decided to take a look at some of the most romantic places around Ireland and compiled a list of our top favourites. You may have been lucky enough to get to some of these places and if not they’re definite recommendations to enjoy alongside your loved one.…

Added by The Irish Store on February 6, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

John O'Donohue's Celtic Blessing - A Clare-man with a painter's pen, his 6th anniversary is today, 4th Jan.

John O'Donohue was a Clare-man with a painter's pen...his 6th anniversary is today, 4th January.  Air dheis De go raibh a h-anam dilis.
This priest-poet's words will ease your mind and raise your spirits.
Treat yourself and your friends to a wonderful gift…

Added by Brian Nolan on January 4, 2014 at 8:19am — No Comments

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