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Kytelers Inn in Kilkenny, Ireland

Haunted Pubs in Ireland Where You Can Drink with a Ghost

By Hannah Logan - October 14, 2022
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Being the birthplace of Halloween, it’s no wonder that Ireland takes one of the top spots for most haunted countries in the world. I’ve already shared some of the most haunted castles in Ireland, some of which you can even sleep in. However, you don’t have to head to a castle to find a ghost…

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halloween pumpkin

Halloween in Ireland: The origin of Halloween

By Hannah Logan - October 14, 2022
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Halloween is one of the most popular celebrations in North America, but what about Halloween in Ireland? You may be surprised to know that the origin of Halloween was actually in Celtic Ireland, and Halloween, as we know it today, started out as a celebration called Samhain. Samhain: The Origin of Halloween Samhain, which is…

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Irish Smoked Salmon

Must-Try Irish Foods

By Hannah Logan - April 24, 2022
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I love Irish food. Sure, it may not be the fanciest, or the most elegant, but it is warm, hearty, comfort food that promises to fill you up. There’s plenty to choose from but these are the top must-try Irish foods that can be easily found in pubs and restaurants across the country. A True…

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Cobh, Ireland

The Best Things to do in Cobh, Ireland

By Hannah Logan - April 22, 2022
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If you are looking for a cute, colourful village to visit in Ireland than look no longer than Cobh in county Cork. Cobh, which is pronounced cove is a perfect day trip from Cork or, if you prefer small towns, a great place to spend a night. Best known for being the last port of call to…

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Luxury Dublin Hotels

7 Luxury Dublin Hotels That Are Worth the Splurge

By Hannah Logan - February 21, 2022
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Sometimes staying in a really nice hotel is a needed luxury. Beautiful rooms with amazing service and the little extras can really add something special to your Irish vacation. Looking to treat yourself for a few days in Dublin? These luxury Dublin hotels are definitely worth the splurge. The Merrion Hotel When it comes to…

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6 Awesome Day Trips from Cork, Ireland

By Hannah Logan - February 19, 2022
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Cork is the second largest city in Ireland and a popular stop for tourists visiting the Emerald Isle. While the city itself has plenty to see and do, it also makes for a good base for those who want to explore a little more of the countryside. Here are 6 awesome day trips from Cork,…

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Thatched Cottage on Inis Mor

Accommodation on Inis Mor: The Best hotels, B&Bs, and Hostels

By Hannah Logan - February 18, 2022
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If you read my article on why you need to visit Inis Mor, you’ll know that it’s one of my favourite places in Ireland. Sure, you can go for a day trip, but I definitely recommend spending a night for the real experiences. Most options for accommodation on Inis Mor are located in or near…

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Pint of Guinness- Dublin's Best Pubs

The Best Pubs in Dublin – According to Locals!

By Hannah Logan - February 11, 2022
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Ireland is my home away from home and holds a special place in my heart and while Galway, which is where I lived, will always be my number 1 I do have a soft spot for Dublin as well. Yes it’s busier and more expensive but its a really great city to explore and has…

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Galway Latin Quarter

The Best Pubs in Galway: Music, Pints, and Irish Craic

By Hannah Logan - February 10, 2022
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Anyone who’s been to Ireland knows that as amazing as Dublin’s pubs may be, the real craic is in Galway. Sure, I may be biased as Galway was once a place that I called home, but I’m not alone in my thoughts. Even the locals agree that Galway’s craic is top notch, with many of…

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Ballyseede Castle Hotel, Ireland

Magical Castle Hotels in Ireland (That You Can Actually Afford!)

By Hannah Logan - February 8, 2022
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As  child I used to dream of being a princess who lived in a castle. As an adult, I’m not so interested in being a princess but my castle dreams have come true thanks to some of the magical castle hotels in Ireland. If you too had princess (or prince!) dreams growing up then I…

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Solo Travel in Ireland: Why I Love and Recommend it

By Hannah Logan - February 8, 2022
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Ireland is my favourite country. As the first place I ever visited I now consider the emerald isle to be my home away from home and have returned multiple times. With stunning scenery, friendly locals, and delicious food I think Ireland is a must-visit for anyone. But, if you don’t have any to go with-…

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Irish Sea

Fun Ireland Facts: 20 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Ireland

By Hannah Logan - January 20, 2022
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How much do you know about Ireland? With thousands of years of history, there’s a lot to know. Most of us know at least the basics, but here are 20 fun Ireland facts that you probably didn’t know. Fun Ireland Fact #1: Saint Patrick Wasn’t Actually Irish No doubt you’ve heard about Saint Patrick: Ireland’s…

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Man and woman making a heart with their hands

Fall in Love with These Romantic Things to do in Dublin

By Hannah Logan - January 18, 2022
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Dublin has a reputation as being a great party destination. Whether it’s for celebrating festivals like Saint Patrick’s Day or hitting up temple bar for bachelor or bachelorette party. However, Dublin is so much more than just a party destination. It can be pretty romantic too. So, show your someone special a little extra love with…

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Cliffs of Moher

Irish Legends of the Cliffs of Moher

By Hannah Logan - January 17, 2022
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The Cliffs of Moher are Ireland’s most visited natural attraction. Rugged cliffs towering over the rough Atlantic, the salty ocean smell in the air, and the calls of the birds that call the cliff home as they glide by. If you’re lucky you might see basking sharks or a pod of dolphins in the waves…

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Books About Ireland

Books About Ireland That You’ll Love to Read

By Hannah Logan - January 16, 2022
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Confession: I’m a bookworm. Reading is one of my favourite past times and my preferred method of keeping entertained on long flights or train journeys. So, it makes sense that I’ve read and know of quite a few books either about Ireland or that take place in Ireland. Looking for some recommendations? From modern day…

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Trinity College

Top Things Not to Do in Ireland (AKA How Not to Be a Shite Tourist)

By Hannah Logan - January 11, 2022
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Travel is never perfect, but while mistakes do happen on the road I think we can all agree that we would rather avoid them. Furthermore, I think we can equally all agree that nobody likes being perceived as a bad tourist. Which is why I’m sharing my top list of things NOT to do in…

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Irish Pub

Irish Pub Etiquette: The Unspoken Rules of Pub Culture

By Hannah Logan - January 10, 2022
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Ireland is known for its pubs and chances are that you will be spending quite a bit of your time in those pubs during your Irish vacation. However, while it may seem easy to just pop into a pub for a pint, there are quite a few unspoken rules regarding pub culture in Ireland. When…

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Ireland in Winter

Cheap Flights & Northern Lights: Why You Should Visit Ireland in Winter

By Hannah Logan - December 11, 2021
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Ireland in winter. It’s not the normal vacation season, that’s for sure. But, there is something to be said about Ireland in winter and, if you are willing to brave the cold(er) and wet(ter) weather, then the advantages of visiting Ireland in winter may actually outweigh the disadvantages. Curious? Here’s why you may want to…

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Looking for some ideas for the Irish enthusiast on your shopping list? Here are my picks for the best Irish gifts with options for all budgets.

The Best Irish Gifts for the Ireland Enthusiast on Your List

By Hannah Logan - December 9, 2021
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Do you have an Ireland fan on your shopping list this holiday season? Or maybe you know somehow who is planning a trip to the Emerald Isle and you are looking to help make their upcoming holiday that much more enjoyable? Here are my picks for the best Irish gifts for the Ireland enthusiast on…

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JM Reidy's Killarney

The Best Pubs in Killarney for a Pint

By Hannah Logan - September 6, 2021
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Killarney in County Kerry is a top tourist attraction in Ireland. Known for the famed Ring of Kerry drive and the stunning Killarney National park, it’s a favourite place for both Irish locals and international travellers. There are plenty of things to do in Killarney but no visit to this Irish town is complete without…

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Matt the Millers

The Best Kilkenny Pubs for a Pint

By Hannah Logan - September 5, 2021
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Kilkenny is a must visit when in Ireland. This medieval city is only a couple hours outside of Dublin and is a favourite among locals and tourists alike. Exploring the castle, seeing the historical buildings, and touring the Smithwicks Brewery are just a few of the things to do in Kilkenny, and while all are…

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Irish lambs

Irish Slang and Phrases You Need to Know Before You Visit

By Hannah Logan - September 5, 2021
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The Irish accent is one of my all-time favourites. I love the musicality of it and the fact that it varies across the country. But, I’ll admit, when I first visited I found that, sometimes, it could be hard to understand. Especially with all the funny Irish slang and phrases. More than once someone would…

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Irish Coffee Recipe

The Story Behind Irish Coffee (Plus a real Irish Coffee Recipe!)

By Hannah Logan - May 15, 2021
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Irish coffee is pretty universal; head to almost any bar and ask for one and you’ll receive a mug/glass in just a couple minutes.  But, while it’s become one of the most popular drinks in the world, the recipe is actually a pretty recent one and only came about thanks to a wicked Irish storm…

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Temple Bar District

Dublin on a Budget

By Hannah Logan - May 10, 2021
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As Ireland’s capital, it’s no surprise that Dublin is probably the most expensive city in the country. In fact, Dublin is known to be one of the most expensive cities in all of Europe. But, that’s no reason to skip it. Sure, this Irish city may come with a price tag, but it doesn’t have…

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Dingle Town

Backpacking Ireland: How to Experience Ireland on a Budget

By Hannah Logan - May 2, 2021
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Ireland is an amazing country for travellers backpacking through Europe. I’ve already shared why I love to recommend the emerald isle for solo travel, but whether you are solo or part of a group, backpacking Ireland is pretty awesome and easy too. Here are my top tips for travellers looking to experience Ireland on a…

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