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Irish Cultural Heritage

Ireland | Language Shift from Irish to English in the 19th Century

There is much deliberation as to how the language shift from Irish to English occured.  It has been difficult for experts to agree on an explanation as to why and how this happened.  Irish has had many challenges over the centuries with the invasion of the Vikings and the Anglo-Normans.  Despite this, the Irish language… Continue reading Ireland | Language Shift from Irish to English in the 19th Century

Irish Cultural Heritage

Ireland | Inishbofin Photo Essay

Ireland has some beautiful islands off its coast.  I've been to a few but none stand out as much as Inishbofin off the coast of Co. Galway.  I was lucky to visit Inishbofin on a college field trip a few years ago for an Adventure Tourism module.  Of course it wasn't all fun and games… Continue reading Ireland | Inishbofin Photo Essay

Irish Cultural Heritage

Ireland | A Short History Of Moore Hall

A few years ago I shared some photographs I took of Moore Hall in my Moore Hall Photo Essay.  I'm very lucky to live only a few miles from this beautiful 'Big House' and I have fond memories of walking around the estate and having picnics as a little girl with my family.  I thought… Continue reading Ireland | A Short History Of Moore Hall

Irish Cultural Heritage, Women's History

Ireland | Mainie Jellett

I fell in love with Mainie Jellett and her work when I was given an assignment in college as part of a Modernism module.  The brief was to give a ten minute presentation on an Irish modern artist and tie in what makes them a modern artist.  I can't remember exactly how I came across… Continue reading Ireland | Mainie Jellett

Ireland, Irish Cultural Heritage

Ireland | Inis Mór Photo Essay

Inis Mór is one of three islands that make up the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. Inis Mór translates into English as 'big island', making it the main island of the Aran Islands. With 850 inhabitants, 14 villages and 5 pubs, it's like stepping into a John Hinde postcard. See for yourself… Continue reading Ireland | Inis Mór Photo Essay

Ireland, Irish Cultural Heritage

Ireland | A Day On Clare Island

Clare Island is 6 km off the west coast of Co. Mayo. Once the home of Gráinne Mhaol, the island boasts a rich cultural heritage that the islanders are extremely proud of. Whether you're the adventurous type or want to switch off from it all, Clare Island has something for everyone. My Day On Clare… Continue reading Ireland | A Day On Clare Island

Ireland, Irish Cultural Heritage

Ireland | Cliffs Of Moher Photo Essay

The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher on the west coast of Ireland are unique landscapes that everyone should experience at least once.  You can drive there yourself or take one of the many bus tours taking a day trip to this wonderful region.  The changeable weather shouldn't stop you, just come prepared.   Have… Continue reading Ireland | Cliffs Of Moher Photo Essay

Ireland, Irish Cultural Heritage

Ireland | Connemara Photo Essay

The wild and rugged landscape of the region of Connemara in the west of Ireland is like nothing I've seen before. It is where the famous Connemara Marble is mined. The mountains reflect the different shades of green that can be found in the marble. It's truly a sight to behold. It's also where the… Continue reading Ireland | Connemara Photo Essay

Ireland, Irish Cultural Heritage

Ireland | Clare Island Photo Essay

Clare Island off the west coast of Ireland is a place of unspoiled beauty. Everywhere you turn is an opportunity to capture the wild and rugged landscape of this island. It's a nature lover's and heritage lover's paradise, and the perfect place to get away from it all for a day or a weekend. Have… Continue reading Ireland | Clare Island Photo Essay

Ireland, Irish Cultural Heritage

Ireland | Cong Photo Essay. 

Cong is a beautiful village on the border of Co. Mayo and Co. Galway in the west of Ireland. This little picturesque village and surrounding area is steeped in history dating back to 7000 years. But we'll leave the history for another post. I'm extremely lucky to have worked in Cong. There is more to… Continue reading Ireland | Cong Photo Essay.