Category: Culture

  • The Heritage Card

    The Heritage Card

    The Heritage Card is a fantastic tool for those looking to explore several of Ireland’s state-managed Heritage Sites whilst saving money on admission fees. Over 45 sites are included, from Dublin Castle and Kilmainham Gaol in the capital, to the Rock of Cashel and the Hill of Tara around Ireland (full list below) Is it […]

  • Lady Gregory

    Lady Gregory

    Lady Gregory’s captivating life story is one of passion, resilience, and a steadfast commitment to the arts. As a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and co-founder of the iconic Abbey Theatre, she left an indelible mark on the world of literature and theatre. In this article we first look at some of the […]

  • Famous Films set in Ireland

    Famous Films set in Ireland

    Ireland has hosted some incredible movies and series over the years (Star Wars, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones to drop some names!). It offers film sets some of the most breathtaking landscape backgrounds in the world, the charm of its towns and cities, and plenty of talented background actors. I had no idea some […]

  • W.B. Yeats

    W.B. Yeats

    William Butler Yeats, a towering figure in Irish literature and one of the foremost poets of the 20th century, left an indelible mark on Ireland’s cultural landscape. His profound connection to the country and its rich history is woven into the tapestry of his work, which continues to resonate with readers worldwide. This article will […]

  • Basic Irish (Gaeilge)

    Basic Irish (Gaeilge)

    As you prepare for your adventure in the beautiful and historic land of Ireland, learning some basic Irish phrases can add an extra layer of enjoyment to your experience. While English is widely spoken, the Irish language – also known as Gaeilge – remains an important part of the country’s cultural heritage. In this article, […]

  • Irish Soda Bread

    Irish Soda Bread

    I grew up in a cozy Irish home, where the smell of freshly baked Irish soda bread was a constant source of warmth and comfort. My mum would often make it, and her recipe has been handed down through generations. This simple yet delightful bread holds a special place in my heart, as it reminds […]

  • Molly Malone

    Molly Malone

    Molly Malone is an iconic figure in Irish folklore, immortalized in the popular song “Molly Malone,” also known as “Cockles and Mussels” or “In Dublin’s Fair City.” This folk song tells the tale of a young woman named Molly Malone, a fishmonger by day and a part-time lady of the night, who tragically dies young […]

  • Samuel Beckett Bridge

    Samuel Beckett Bridge

    As the capital of Ireland, Dublin is home to a vibrant history and a strong literary culture. A striking example of these two aspects merging in the urban landscape is the Samuel Beckett Bridge, which honours one of Ireland’s most renowned playwrights while showcasing an impressive feat of engineering. In this article, we delve into […]

  • Irish Surnames

    Irish Surnames

    Irish surnames are rich in history and cultural significance, reflecting the country’s long and complex past. From ancient Gaelic clans to Viking invaders, from English colonization to the Great Famine, the evolution of Irish surnames is intertwined with the story of Ireland itself. Despite the challenges of migration and assimilation, many Irish surnames have survived […]