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About Ireland

We love Ireland! We know a wee bit about Irish culture too.

Discover amazing facts and fun stories from the folklore, music and history of Ireland.

A full glass of craft beer sitting on the bar in a pub

A Guide to the Ireland's Craft Beer Scene

3rd March 2016
Explosion in Craft Beer One thing Ireland is famous for is Guinness but what you might not know is Ireland has a growing craft beer industry. Prior to 2005 there were just 5 microbreweries in Ireland. Now there are well over 62. It is safe to say there has been an explosion in the Irish craft beer industry. Holding their own against the industry heavy weights, the appetite for Irish craft beer is undeniable both here and abroad.
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A couple on a boat sailing at the bottom of Slieve League cliffs

Leap Year Proposals - An Old Irish Tradition

26th February 2016
Feb 29th, according to tradition in Ireland is the day on a leap year, a women can drop down on one knee to propose.
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A man standing overlooking Rossbeigh beach from a viewing point

Dingle Peninsula, Kerry - The Vagabond Guide

22nd February 2016
The Dingle Peninsula is a place that has a strong pull for our VagaGuide Darran, even during his time off. He talks about what this amazing place and the wealth of things to do, see and experience.
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A woman drinking an Irish coffee in a crowded pub

Guinness and Four other Drinks that Just Taste Better in Ireland

7th December 2015
Tour guide Sean Nee talks about the drinks that just taste better in Ireland.  
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Master craftsman Sean Daly working on his crystal piece in his workshop

Top 4 Must See Irish Craft Shops

19th October 2015
Mark Doherty - We at Vagabond are strongly committed to promoting genuine Irish made gifts. There is no shortage of cuddly Irish leprechauns with 'Made in China' stickers on the back. But if you are keen to get the genuine Irish hand made products, we can help point you in the right direction.
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