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Beoirfest – a virtual beer tour around Ireland

Beoirfest – a virtual beer tour around Ireland

I am looking forward to taking part in Beoirfest this Sun June 28th at 2pm GMT. We are all well used to living virtually during Covid19 at this stage. So why not tour the breweries of Ireland virtually?  Beoir is the Irish word for beer. Beoirfest is a  brand new...

Virtual tours of Dublin

Due to travel restrictions during Covid19, I have taken the opportunity to focus on local attractions in Dublin city. The saving grace during this difficult time has been getting out to exercise and the amazing weather we experienced throughout April and May in...
Irish whiskey goes from strength to strength

Irish whiskey goes from strength to strength

Making the news this week is that the Old Midleton Distillery in Co Cork is releasing a collection of 44 bottles of whiskey with a price tag of €35,000 per bottle, making it the most expensive Irish whiskey in the world. Distilled in 1974, it is finally ready for...
Gaelic Games

Gaelic Games

Gaelic games – hurling and gaelic football are at the backbone of every county in Ireland. We become all consumed with the games in the build up to the biggest prize of the year in Irish sport which is fought on All Ireland final day. Yesterday was the hurling...
Best 5 New Dublin Attractions

Best 5 New Dublin Attractions

If you’re visiting Dublin this St Patricks Day, here are 5 new attractions in Dublin opened in the last 2 years. I still fully recommend the old ones – Kilmainham Gaol, the Book of Kells (best to pre-book both of these), the Museum of Archaeology and National...
5 Festive Pubs in Dublin City

5 Festive Pubs in Dublin City

Visiting Ireland over Christmas? You will spend time in pubs, not only is it a cultural experience but it also offers shelter from bad weather and very often a welcoming fire, what more could you possibly want. Everyone has their favourite pubs to meet friends, here...
What Clothes to Pack for Ireland? Advice For Visiting in Any Month

What Clothes to Pack for Ireland? Advice For Visiting in Any Month

What Clothes to Pack For Ireland? Before listing out what to pack, I’ll point out that Ireland has a relatively mild climate. On average, it doesn’t get very cold or very hot. The advice for packing for Ireland can be applied to any month. With that in mind, below are...
Visiting Ireland in 2019? Make Note of These Dates.

Visiting Ireland in 2019? Make Note of These Dates.

If you’re planning on visiting Ireland in 2019, you’re in for a treat. You’ll find a country that has really come into its own in the last few years. Ireland has become a melting pot of old and new. With old established traditions mixing with contemporary influences....
Mayday

Mayday

Happy Mayday, a day of flowers and fairies and an important date in the Irish calendar dating back to pagan times. The day marks the start of Summer and was celebrated in a festival called Bealtaine. May Flowers were picked on the evening before May Day and this was...
Happy St Patrick’s Day

Happy St Patrick’s Day

Thun Homebrew Club follow the footsteps of St Patrick on a visit to Mescan Brewery. It’s that time of year again – St Patrick’s Day also referred to as Paddy’s Day but NEVER Patty’s Day! Now that that’s cleared up – a few...