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  • An Irish Stereotype Update: Will Redheads One Day Be Extinct?

    Friday, October 4th, 2013

    extinct readheads in irish culture

    If you’re shaking your head and laughing at me right now, I want to point out this is a very legitimate fear of mine. I’ve been concerned that redheads will become extinct for a very long time. And it’s not entirely my fault. The rumor started several years ago, first surfacing in 2005. Fingers pointed […]

  • Dispelling Irish Stereotypes: Why Are All the Irish Red Heads?

    Wednesday, August 28th, 2013


    These Irish stereotypes, historically speaking, are so interesting, that we’re not even sure where to start. Irish stereotypes, just like in other cultures, tend to have a seed of truth to them. But we’re pretty certain, unlike the Irish drinking myths, we can actually dispel this one. You see, red hair is the rarest hair […]

  • Ireland-Top Places to Travel in 2013 by Fodor’s

    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013


    Let’s all raise our pints and toast in pride, as Ireland makes Fodor’s list as one of the top places to travel in 2013.  Congratulations! Covering everything from accommodation, to culture, to food, to big events, Fodor’s highlights a wide array of top places to travel to around the globe-including taking a trip to Ireland […]

  • The Votes are In-Barack O’Bama

    Thursday, November 8th, 2012

    obama four more beers

    The votes are in and regardless of your political affiliation, we have a President.  Barack Obama it is…  Or should I say Barack O’Bama? Over the past few months, a several surveys have been conducted in Ireland to see what they think of America’s candidates and election year.  Are you curious to see what the […]

  • The Gathering Ireland, 2013

    Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

    the gathering ireland 2013

    Join Tenon Tours in Ireland for The Gathering in 2013. Information about events will be posted throughout the year. Please click here to sign up for the newsletter to stay informed about the events as they become available. The Gathering will be a year-long celebration with special events to showcase all that is great about […]

  • Irish Coat of Arms Guide: A Family Crest Test

    Thursday, December 15th, 2011

    irish coat of arms

    The Irish coat of arms, or family crest, is a design worn by the members of a Irish family or clan to represent their pride in their sept.   If you need to apply it to modern day concepts, you may consider it the way you would gang colors or gang symbols.  While the loyalty […]

  • Kilt Tartans

    Friday, December 9th, 2011

    kilt tartans

    The history of Scottish kilts helped us establish what makes kilts so cool.   In fact, Scots have been wearing long woolen cloaks for years.  Then the Irish adopted the kilt.  The interesting piece we only slightly touched on revolves around kilt tartans.  Regional kilt  tartans have a lot of significance apart from and in […]

  • History and Language Irish Surname Guide

    Thursday, November 17th, 2011

    guide to Irish surnames

    A guide to Irish surnames begins with a lesson in history, then one in language.   The two, history and language, are codependent.  Irish surnames are confusing enough, with all the Mc’s, Mac’s and O’s.  However, to truly understand why Irish surnames are so complicated, you have to take a healthy dose of history.  From […]

  • American Wake: Titanic 100th Anniversary

    Thursday, November 10th, 2011


    Join Tenon Tours on Saturday April 14th in Cobh, Ireland on The Best of Ireland Tour, featuring the Titanic. During the morning This morning we’ll hit on the Titanic Trail and visit the Original buildings, streets and piers associated with the ship. We’ll tour the actual pier from where Titanic passengers departed and visit The […]

  • The Titanic: Belfast & Cobh

    Thursday, November 10th, 2011

    titanic leaving queenstown

    Timeline of the Titanic April 2, 1912 06.00-18.00 Belfast (Titanic Sea Trials) 08.00 Departs Belfast for Southampton (arrives on Thurs 4th April 1912, shortly after midnight). April 10, 1912 Departs Southampton. Arrives in Cherbourg 90 minutes later. 08.10 Departs Cherbourg April 11, 1912 11.30 Arrives in Queenstown (know as Cobh, Cork) 13.40 Departs Queenstown for […]

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