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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.

An aerial view of Derrynane lake which is surrounded by beautiful landscape and mountains in the distance

Top 5 Scenic Spots Visited on Tour

11th August 2015
Tour guide Mark Doherty shares what he thinks are the top 5 scenic places visited on Vagabond & Driftwood Tours of Ireland.  
A high cross with visible markings and designs

Delve into the Wonders of Irish High Crosses

23rd June 2015
High crosses have become a symbol of Irelands ancient past. As the Roman Empire was crumbling in the 5th century, the Irish Celts were beginning to embrace Christianity. Putting their own stamp on the religion & in turn developing a distinctive artistic style. This style became known as insular art. A fusion of Celtic, Germanic, Anglo-Saxon & Christian art work. High cross developed as a prime example of this insular art work.
An Irish man sitting in the front garden playing the tin whistle accompanied by his dog

Irish Proverbs & Words of Wisdom

11th March 2015
With St Patricks Day coming up soon, we looked at some of our favourite Irish proverbs & words of wisdom. A mixture of quotes from the great minds of Irish literature as well as some common phrases and blessings.  
A view of Ballintoy harbour which was featured in HBO series Game of Thrones

Where Was Game of Thrones Filmed In Ireland?

13th January 2015
Game of Thrones was filmed in Northern Ireland. Bring Westeros alive with our Vagabond & Driftwood small-group tours of mythical castles, cliffs and harbours. 
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