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Best Things to Do in Sligo, Ireland

Sligo is one of the lesser-known areas of Ireland. And yet, for those who do make it to this northern region, they will find themselves greeted with some of the best sites and best activities in all of Ireland. From the Neolithic to world-renowned poets, nature and muse all call Sligo home. Additionally – there …

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How Would You Like Your Shamrock? Ask the Ravenous Traveler

“How would you like your shamrock,” asked the bartender. It was my first trip to Ireland. I’d ordered a Guinness; I was seventeen; and I had no idea what he was talking about—confused as much by his thick Irish accent as by the question. “How would you like your shamrock,” he asked again. After receiving …

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Discover Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula

The Dingle Peninsula is a 40-mile finger of land jutting into the Atlantic from Ireland’s southwestern shore, as far west as the mainland goes. The next parish, as the local folks say, is Boston. The Dingle’s stark beauty, rich history, and warm hospitality enchant visitors from around the world.  I’m one of them. The coastline …

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