Many Have Loved Your Moments of Glad Grace

Have you ever had a “strong woman” in your life? Someone who said what needed to be said, took a stand and lead by example – perhaps your friends and family see YOU that way! Around the end of the 19th century, there seemed to emerge in Ireland a number of such women. They were…

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A Drop of Irish Cognac – and a Wandering Story or Two.

Today, we are going to have a “wander” around the place – covering two significant birthdays, one here in Ireland and one in France. Then, we’ll head over to Scotland for a reel or two. Finally, we’ll hear from a reader who ties a lot of these items together. Very international, I’ll have you know…

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Castles in Ireland – Our Top 22

Irish castle

Tower castle building was introduced to Ireland by the Normans on their arrival in the late 1100s. This type of castle is quite rare in England and Wales – but you will find them in the more “dangerous” parts of the world – Ireland and Scotland! The Gaelic Chieftains got in on the castle-building act…

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A Roadtrip Through 17 Counties of Ireland (Part 2)

Irish road trip

Have you ever had a “strong woman” in your life? Someone who said what needed to be said, took a stand and lead by example – perhaps your friends and family see YOU that way! Around the end of the 19th century, there seemed to emerge in Ireland a number of such women. They were…

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