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  • Plans for Titanic II Set Sail

    Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

    Titanic II

    Iceberg…, straight ahead! It looks like the Titanic. It is supposed to feel like the Titanic. However, Australian billionaire, Clive Palmer, said his dream project won’t sink like the Titanic. Palmer recently unveiled plans for Titanic II. His blueprints are an exact replica of that ill-fated 1912 cruise liner. Like the original, plans for Titanic [...]

  • It’s Official, Introducing the Tenon Tours Tartan

    Monday, February 17th, 2014

    tenon tours tartan

    A thank you to the designers at Geoffrey (Tailor) Highland Crafts, as of February 14, 2014 Tenon Tours has officially registered a new corporate tartan into The Scottish Register of Tartans. The design and tartan was revealed to the President and CEO of Tenon Tours, Bryan Lewis, during the annual company Kickoff Meeting in December, [...]

  • Limerick, Ireland’s First City of Culture

    Monday, December 30th, 2013


    Following on the heels of The Gathering, 2014 will introduce the Irish and tourists alike to Limerick, Ireland’s first City of Culture. Beginning on New Year’s Eve, Ireland’s inaugural City of Culture will dazzle locals and visitors with exciting events to mark the beginning of a year in the spotlight, including a Procession of Light [...]

  • The Family Pub Crawl

    Monday, December 23rd, 2013

    Family Pub Crawl, Clifden, Ireland

    Ireland and pubs go together like fish and chips. You really can’t fully experience one without the other. Of course, Irish pubs and fish and chips go together quite nicely, too. Travelers tend to see the Irish pub as an adult experience, but it is a place your entire family is welcome and can enjoy. [...]

  • When The Gathering Ends, The Homecoming Begins

    Thursday, December 19th, 2013

    Homecoming Scotland 2014 tours

    There can be no doubt that 2013 was a good year for Ireland travel. In the past year Ireland’s tourism board became the second most popular tourism organization on Facebook and the number one tourism board on You Tube. Much of this popularity can be attributed to The Gathering, Ireland’s year-long showcase of Irish culture, [...]

  • Instruments Used in Traditional Irish Music

    Friday, November 29th, 2013

    celtic harp irish music

    We all know the harp is a famous Irish symbol. But do we know its Irish music roots? Let’s take a look at a few of the main instruments used in Irish music (and make sure to see some traditional musicians on your next trip to Ireland!): Harp This ancient instrument has been part of [...]

  • Hurling: The World’s Oldest & Fastest Field Game

    Friday, November 22nd, 2013


    Hurling is known as the world’s oldest and fastest field game and was first played in Ireland around 3,000 years ago. If you’re taking a vacation to Ireland, you must learn a little bit about one of the Irish’s oldest and most played games! Hurling is played on a pitch, or field, (similar to that [...]

  • The Lonely Planet World Food Guide to Ireland Food

    Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

    ireland food guide

    If tasting the culinary delicacies of a country is one of your main travel goals, then make sure you count Ireland in! You may at first balk at the idea of a food tour of Ireland; however, Ireland is certainly up and coming in the culinary world – it’s not just about meat and potatoes [...]

  • Passionate Pinners – The Best of Ireland on Pinterest

    Friday, November 15th, 2013

    Best of Ireland on Pinterest

    If you’re looking to sate your Irish wanderlust but can’t drop everything and leave tomorrow for a trip to Ireland, your next best option is Pinterest. Filled with the tastes, sights, and even sounds of the Emerald Isle, a few well-selected Pinterest boards can help you plan an Ireland vacation, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, pick [...]

  • The Irish Hotel Ballymaloe House Has Its Own Cookbook

    Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

    irish food and the ballymaloe cookbook

    Here’s what happened: While I was looking for an Irish cookbook for traditional Irish food recipes I found one that was related to the Ballymaloe House. And the story is just as fascinating an Irish tale as any I usually have the occasion to tell. On your next vacation to Ireland, you might consider stopping [...]

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