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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.

Female tour guest with sunset during summer in Ireland

You Know It's Summer in Ireland When...

6th April 2022
Summer in Ireland is magic. Take advantage of long days, great food, friendly locals and fun times.
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Cup of tea with teapot and pack of Tayto crisps in Ireland

What Are Some Things The Irish Do Best?

14th March 2022
To celebrate Saint Patrick's Day 2024, John asked us to tell him - what are some things that the Irish are best in the world at? If you can't get to Ireland for Saint Patty's Day, here are some really simple ways you can celebrate Irish culture. Or anytime really! β˜• Drink Tea And Eat Crisps 🍿 Watch Irish TV & Movies ⛰️ Soak Up Nature & Wildlife πŸ₯§ Cook Up Some Irish Comfort Food πŸ’ƒ Learn Irish Dancing Or Listen To Live Irish Music 🏰 Read Irish History Or Literature πŸ‘ Play Some Gaelic Sports
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A view of Ballintoy harbour which was featured in HBO series Game of Thrones

9 TV Shows & Movies Shot on location in Ireland

5th November 2021
From Game of Thrones to The Quiet Man, Ireland has long served as the scenic backdrop to movies and TV shows. How many did you know were filmed in Ireland?
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Red haired redhead from Ireland

Are All Redheads From Ireland?

3rd November 2021
Our very own resident redhead and VagaGuide Edwina β€” otherwise known as Ed the Red β€” answers your questions about redheads in Ireland.
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The Vagatron going off the beaten path in Dingle going through a shallow river in a valley

Top Hidden Gems in Ireland You Must Visit

22nd July 2021
Looking to see the less touristy, undiscovered Ireland? Start at these amazing hidden gems. Hidden Gems in Ireland At A Glance 🀯 A Mind-Blowing Viewpoint on the Ring of Kerry 🏞️ A Hidden Green Valley on the Dingle Peninsula πŸ“Έ Stunning Atlantic Vistas on Valentia Island πŸŒ„ A Spectacular River Trail in Mayo 🌊 Europe's Highest Accessible Sea Cliffs in Donegal πŸ›‘οΈ An Ancient Ring Fort on the Inishowen Peninsula ⛰️ An Under-Apprciated Mountain Range in Waterford ✨ A Magical Stone Circle on the Beara Peninsula 🌲 The Source of The River Lee in West Cork
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Our Favourite Traditional Irish Pubs in Dublin

6th July 2021
Great Guinness. Colourful histories. These traditional six Irish pubs in Dublin are our absolute favourites. πŸ‘‘ The Palace Bar in Fleet Street ✍️ Mulligan's of Poolbeg Street ☠️ The Gravediggers Pub in Glasnevin ✨The Long Hall on George's Street 🎻 The Cobblestone Bar in Smithfield πŸͺ• O'Donoghue's Pub of Merrion Row
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