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St patricksHandcrafted in Ireland

There are many incredible art and craft studios In Ireland each demonstrating a uniquely Irish feel using old and new techniques. We have found a couple of these studios in Co. Monaghan which we think are well worth exploring.

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St patricksThe Gathering 2013

‘The Gathering’ is a yearlong party that the whole island of Ireland is hosting during 2013. Hundreds of weird and wonderful events will be taking place throughout the year and it’s a party that should not be missed! Although there are way too many events to possibly mention, below are a few of our highlights of the Gathering 2013!

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MydiscoverIrelandMy Discover Ireland – A unique route planner!

Self-driving in Ireland is one of the best ways to do it, hire a car & do the trip in your style. Don’t be nervous with driving in another country, same common sense applies! Keep your wits about you and make sure you are on the correct side of the road (left) and you’ll be fine.

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ConnemarTop Tips to make the most of your self-drive holiday in Ireland

Having visited Ireland several times over the past year, I have learned a couple of lessons the hard way. If you’re planning a trip to Ireland, here are a couple of ways to make the most of it.

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TitanicBirthplace of the Titanic is no disappointment - City of Belfast

My last visit to Belfast was a short one, just a day in fact but it will forever remain in my memory one of the most fun days I’ve ever had. Perhaps it was a combination of the attractions and company but my quick visit which included a most amusing and interesting visit to the W5 interactive science museum was certainly going to be a hard act to follow.

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Derry'Legenderry', 2013 European City of Culture

In all honesty, when I saw the name ‘Derry’ on our Irish road trip itinerary, I wasn’t exactly filled with excitement. In fact, I may even go so far as to say I was a little afraid! As a girl growing up in Britain I knew very little about Northern Ireland other than the images that were constantly beamed into our living room of soldiers, explosions and politically charged murals in the background of every IRA related news item. Despite my fears, I was assured the city was no longer dangerous and well worth visiting so it was with an air of cautious intrepidation we arrived in ‘the walled city’.

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waterfordA crystal clear day in Waterford

During my first ever trip to Ireland it seemed imperative that I visit the small Irish town of Waterford. Originally made famous by the stunning crystal that was created here, over recent years the town has seen a decline in tourism as the factory making the crystal was forced to downscale and relocate. Since then, the new centre for Waterford House of crystal visitor centre has been opened and this ws where our visit to Waterford began.

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