All Blog Posts Tagged 'Love' (31)

A Singles Adventure of a Lifetime in Ireland's West

Come along on a mature singles adventure to Ireland with Cupid's Crusade.  This eight-day adventure to the wild irish west includes time in Galway city and County Clare where you will attend the famous Matchmaking Festival in the village of Lisdoonvarna.  This festival has been…

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Added by annette counihan on February 16, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Knowledge Quiz: Great Irish Romances 101

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 13, 2015 at 6:01am — No Comments


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The Story of St. Valentine's Day: Celebrating Love Worldwide

How is Valentine’s Day celebrated around…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on February 10, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Free Printable Irish Valentine!

Make your own Valentine card with an Irish twist!

I think that shamrocks and hearts play very nicely with each other as design elements.  What do you say?…

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Added by Kelly O'Rourke on February 7, 2015 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment


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How To Write Your Valentine's Day Cards 'As Gaeilge'

Can you hear that?  Ah yes ... That's the annual stampede of Irish men swarming into the towns diligently in early preparations, hoping to woo…

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Added by Meabh Ann on February 7, 2015 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Chatting About Love and Adventure with Cupid's Crusade

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

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

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Added by annette counihan on June 13, 2014 at 2:00pm — 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…

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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…

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

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

Pros & Cons to Dating an Irish Man

We’ve listed out the pros and the cons of dating an Irish man. Choose wisely this Valentines and consider these points before you agree or…

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Added by The Irish Store on February 13, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

'A Yen for An Irish Lass'

(First published February 14, 2006)

Ah, the one day of the year when mankind celebrates love, in all of its variations and permutations. Happy St. Valentine's Day from all of us here at…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 12, 2014 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín with Annette Counihan

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

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

Great Irish Romances: Tristan and Isolde

The tale of Tristan and Isolde was one of the most influential romances in the medieval period. It predated and influenced the Arthurian romance of Lancelot and Guinevere.

Originally, the Tristan legend had nothing to do with King Arthur, but shortly…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 11, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Great Irish Romances: Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford

Of all the great men and women of that era, was there a more gallant figure than Joseph Mary Plunkett, or a more hopeless love that that of Plunkett and Grace Gifford? They were to be married in a church on St Stephen’s Green on April 23, Easter Sunday, 1916, but history…

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Added by Susan McWilliams Lev-Yadun on February 7, 2014 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

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


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Hilda Moriarty: Kavanagh's Inspiration Behind 'On Raglan Road'

On Raglan Road of an autumn day

I saw her first and knew

That her dark hair would weave a snare

That I might one day rue

I saw the danger and I passed

Along the enchanted way

And I said let grief be a fallen leaf

At the dawning of the…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on February 5, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments


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Ireland's Most Romantic Painting

Hellelil and Hildebrand, The Meeting on the Turret Stairs

Frederic William Burton (1816-1900)

This richly coloured watercolour painting depicts the ill-fated lovers Hellelil and Hildebrand, meeting on the stone stairway of a medieval tower. The princess and her bodyguard had…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on February 5, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

The Wild Geese Valentine Name Generator

Check out more Valentine's features at our Grá XOXO headquarters page.…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 4, 2014 at 4:36pm — 16 Comments

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