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Get Inspired this St. Patrick’s Day!

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St Patricks Day Float Cavan

Hands up who is looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day? Those of you who know me know that I’m mad about St. Patrick’s Day. From the small tractor-heavy village parades dotted around Ireland to the large city spectacles at home …full post


Epic Ireland – Epic by Name and Nature!

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Epic Ireland, CHQ, Dublin

The Epic Ireland exhibition in Dublin’s  docklands is very aptly named for it truly is EPIC. Charting the history of the 10 million people who have left Ireland for foreign shores, Epic Ireland brings their amazing stories to life in …full post


Inspiring Irish People – The Amazing Offaly Railway Heroine

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Kate Shelley crawls across the bridge

The Amazing Offaly Railway Heroine

In the course of my travels with Ireland Planner, I come across a lot of interesting people and places that inspire me and make me proud of my Irish heritage, but none more so that Offaly-born …full post


5 Things Friday – Co. Donegal Facts

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Donegal facts

Welcome to my ‘5 Things Friday’ blog, where this week I’m taking a look at some interesting Donegal facts. After my home county of Cavan, Donegal is my favourite county in Ireland for a variety of reasons, but mainly due …full post


5 Things Friday – Co. Wicklow Facts

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Welcome to my ‘5 Things Friday’ blog, where this week I’m taking a look at some interesting Wicklow facts. It is known as the Garden of Ireland and is one of Ireland’s most beautiful counties. Wicklow is bounded in the …full post


5 Things Good Friday

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Welcome to my ‘5 Things Friday’ blog. In a departure from the norm for the day that’s in it, I am going to look at ‘5 Things Good Friday’ today – 5 facts about the day itself, historical events associated …full post


5 Things Friday – Co. Mayo Facts

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Welcome to my 5 Things Friday blog, where this week I’m taking a look at some interesting facts about fabulous Co. Mayo. One of Ireland’s most beautiful counties, Mayo is bounded on the North and West by the Atlantic Ocean …full post


5 Things Friday – Co. Kildare Facts

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Welcome to my ‘5 Things Friday’ blog, where this week I’m taking a look at some interesting facts about Co. Kildare. As well as its association with thoroughbreds (it’s nicknamed the ‘short grass county’ because the horses eat it all!), …full post


5 Things Friday – Co. Armagh Facts

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Welcome to my ‘5 Things Friday’ blog, where this week I’m taking a look at some interesting facts about Co. Armagh. Apart from an abundance of apple orchards which accounts for its title as the ‘Orchard County’, Armagh has lots …full post


5 Things Friday – Co. Offaly Facts

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Welcome to my ‘5 Things Friday’ blog, where this week I’m taking a look at some interesting facts about Co. Offaly. Apart from being the county where I had the bejaysus scared out of me (see my blog on my …full post



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