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  • Top 10 Reasons to Celebrate Bloomsday in Dublin, Ireland

    Monday, April 20th, 2015

    Joyce 5

    It gives you the chance to bone up on Ireland’s most famous writer… If you’ve never heard of James Joyce or don’t know much about Irish literature, Bloomsday is a fun crash-course in both. You’ll get to find out about Ireland’s most famous banned book and its author through performances, dressing up and eating strange […]

  • Travel Inspiration: Ireland on Instagram

    Monday, September 29th, 2014

    Ireland on Instagram

    It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. But, as we all know, the Irish possess the ability to use words so eloquently that listening indefinitely is no hardship. Such is the way with photos of Ireland on Instagram. Perusing photos of the beautiful Irish landscape, adorable animals, and even day-to-day scenes […]

  • The Donkey Sanctuary: Cork, Ireland

    Friday, September 26th, 2014

    The Donkey Sanctuary: Cork, Ireland

    What exactly is a donkey sanctuary? That was my question when I was looking for things to do on a vacation in Ireland. A donkey sanctuary is similar to a dog or cat animal shelter in the US, except they only have donkeys and mules. If you’re looking to experience something truly unique while traveling […]

  • What is Gaelic Handball?

    Monday, September 22nd, 2014

    Gaelic Handball

    Now that you know about Gaelic Football, Hurling, and Rounders, Gaelic Handball is the last of the Gaelic games to learn. Handball was first played in Scotland in 1427, and then it was played in Ireland in 1527. In those times, it wasn’t yet called “Handball;” it was only recorded that there was a game […]

  • Can’t Make It To Ireland? Console Yourself at the World’s Largest Irish Festival – Milwaukee Irish Fest

    Thursday, July 17th, 2014

    Milwaukee Irish Fest Logo

    Wishing you could travel to Ireland this year but it just isn’t going to happen? Love live music, great craic, and Irish culture? Doing anything the third weekend of August? If your answers were yes, yes, and no, make plans to get yer Irish on at Milwaukee Irish Fest – the largest Irish festival in […]

  • Spend a Day at the Lough During Your Ireland Vacation

    Friday, June 27th, 2014

    The entrance to the land of the faeries is found on the shores of Lough Gur

    For hundreds of years the loughs (or lakes) of Ireland have provided safety and sustenance, been home to ancient secrets, and offered enjoyable outings for locals and visitors alike. Though it’s likely your trip to Ireland will include coastal scenery, you should really add a day of fun and exploration at a lough to your […]

  • The Gaelic Games: What is Rounders?

    Thursday, April 24th, 2014


    Another sport of the Gaelic Games, along with Gaelic Football, Hurling, and Gaelic Handball, Rounders is a sport that has been played in Ireland under the rules of the GAA since 1884.  Rounders is a game that is very similar to baseball. The pitch is 77 yards, and foul lines run along the sides of […]

  • What Your Irish Last Name Means

    Thursday, April 24th, 2014

    What Your Irish Last Name Means

    You may know that you have an Irish last name, but have you ever wondered where it came from and what exactly it means? This list gives insight into common Irish last names, what they mean, and where they originate. Aherne: This name was originally Dalcassian, which was a Gaelic Irish tribe. This means lord […]

  • Celebrating Easter in Ireland

    Sunday, April 20th, 2014

    Ireland - Easter

    Largely a Roman Catholic holiday in Ireland, Easter is the second largest festival – after Christmas – on the church calendar. A few years ago, Tenon Tours published a blog about traditional Easter in Ireland. I wondered if the traditions of Easter still held today, so I asked a few friends that I have met […]

  • 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 […]

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