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Archive | About Ireland

The Origin of Halloween in Ireland – The History of this Celtic Festival

Many people don’t know the origin of Halloween stems from Ireland’s Celtic past.  Every year the Celts would celebrate many festivals. Halloween was the Celtic Autumn festival which was held between the 31st of October and 1st of November.  The name of this festival was called Samhain. Important dates in the Celtic calendar Imbolc (pronounced  “im-bulk” ):

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Why You Need to Visit Kilkenny

Kilkenny is steeped in Medieval history. From its winding streets, to its churches, abbeys and castles. In fact it was once the Medieval capital of Ireland. Numerous local craft shops and galleries dot its old winding streets. Along with annual festivals that celebrate everything from comedy, to food and art, the city blends this contemporary

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Donegal – The Coolest Place on Earth

Rugged, dramatic Irish coastline and scenery – most people will immediately think of Cork, Kerry and Connemara to name a few. However Donegal, while not as well known, is no less beautiful.  It is no wonder that National Geographic recent awarded Donegal ‘The Coolest Place on Earth’ From Europe’s highest sea cliffs to wild moorland

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How Much Money to Bring to Ireland?

A frequently asked question before guests come on tour – How much money should I bring to Ireland?  While our Vagabond or Driftwood tour covers your accommodation, breakfasts, guide, transport and admission to some attractions, there will undoubtedly be extra costs that you will need to factor in.  For example, your time in Dublin before/after

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