Author Archives: Discovering Ireland

Saint Patrick's day is Ireland Week

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t until Tuesday next March 17, but the USA is feeling a wee bit Irish already, and you certainly don’t need to travel to Ireland for Ireland’s national day to experience some St. Patrick’s day fun. Known in … Continue reading

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Flights to Ireland at great prices

Today is the last day of Ryanair’s latest special offer for flights to Ireland. Book by midnight tonight to avail of 75% off their fares. There are some great value rates available. I just did a quick survey right now … Continue reading

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Hayfield Manor a place to relax

I live about an hour from Cork city and wouldn’t normally consider it as a place for a weekend break but we had visitors and as it turned out Cork was their destination of choice. We decided to give Hayfield … Continue reading

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A poem for Saint Valentines Day

In a poll of the top ten most romantic nations in the world, it’s doubtful if many would vote for Ireland. Irish men have a reputation for being shy and taciturn except after a few beers and with few exceptions, … Continue reading

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Cork hurling and football crisis – who cares?

There are several things in life that one can take for granted. Kerry win football titles, Kilkenny win hurling titles, Cork win some of each but don’t win enough of either of them. One of the reasons for this may … Continue reading

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Hey that's no way to say goodbye

I love the songs of Leonard Cohen and the title of this piece is one of his most famous songs. A gentle sad song of goodbye. Cohen is generally regarded as the bedsit troubadour, the man who sings sad depressing … Continue reading

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Weekend in Kenmare

Here at DiscoveringIreland we have a social committee to organise events throughout the year for our colleagues which gives us an excuse to let our hair down (those of us who still have hair that is!). This weekend, the fantastic … Continue reading

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World Rally Championship comes to Ireland

Have you ever driven on our narrow little Irish roads and thought how on earth do the locals drive so quickly when the sides of the road appear only millimetres away? Now imagine driving on these same small roads at … Continue reading

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