Ireland, Language

Ireland | A Country Without A Language Is A Country Without A Heart

I once participated in a #CultureTrav chat on Twitter and the topic was languages.  We all speak a language in one form or another.  When we learn a new language it helps us communicate and learn about another country's culture.  Some languages are easier to learn than others and we're drawn to the musicality of… Continue reading Ireland | A Country Without A Language Is A Country Without A Heart

Archaeology, Ireland

Ireland | Inchagoill Island Photo Essay

Inchagoill Island is a small island on Lough Corrib in Co. Galway.  Inchagoill comes from the Irish 'Inis an Ghaill' meaning 'Island of the Stranger'.  This special island is home to a number of ancient monastic ruins, some of which date back to the 5th century.  Teampall na Naoimh (Church of the Saints) and St.… Continue reading Ireland | Inchagoill Island Photo Essay

Film & Theatre, Ireland

Ireland | Must See Irish Films

For years film-makers and directors have flocked to Ireland to use its beautiful scenery as a backdrop for some of its productions.  All you have to do is watch the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise and you'll catch a glimpse of the impressive Skellig Michael, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  And there has… Continue reading Ireland | Must See Irish Films

Festivals, Ireland

Ireland | Galway Food Festival 2016

Easter Saturday I attended the Galway Food Festival.  The festival showcases the best in Irish produce and it just celebrated its 5th year.  This year's theme was 100 Years of Irish Food.  I was really looking forward to this festival and it was my first time going.  The festival ran from 24th-28th March and the… Continue reading Ireland | Galway Food Festival 2016

Festivals, Ireland

Ireland | Must Go To Irish Festivals

Hands up who loves a good festival!  I do!  There's something to suit all tastes from music and arts to walking and food.  You're spoiled for choice.  To plan your visit to Ireland with a festival I thought it would be good idea to do a round-up of the must go to festivals.  Whatever month… Continue reading Ireland | Must Go To Irish Festivals