The view from the front of our CIE coach on the Ring of Kerry. All photos: Tara Dougherty and Sheila Langan.

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Girls on a Bus Through Ireland

CIE Tours International’s Taste of Ireland Tour is a trip not soon to be forgotten. Irish America sent Tara Dougherty and Sheila Langan to discover its splendor. Scroll down for more photos and a chance to win your own 5 day/4 night Taste of Ireland tour for two. ℘℘℘ TARA: An Irish American’s First Time in Ireland Perhaps the sentiment you hear most about Ireland is just how nice the...

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Irish Power and Irish Concern: Denis O’Brien

Denis O’Brien, a Clinton Global Citizen honoree and the 2012 Irish America Business 100 Keynote Speaker, is empowering people in Haiti and elsewhere in the Caribbean.   Denis O’Brien, 54, is Ireland’s most successful businessman and biggest philanthropist. He created Digicel, one of the most successful cell phone companies in the world, and he has a vast media empire, but he is known as...

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The First Word: Share the Extraordinary

“They are extraordinary. It boggles my mind that there are still good people like that in the world.” – Jim O’Connor said of the Mormon missionaries who showed up in the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy and are still helping with the clean-up. The Daily News.  As we head into the holiday season and look forward to celebrating with family and friends, we are reminded of all the things we...

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Abbey Theatre Archives Go Digital

Dublin’s renowned Abbey Theatre and the National University of Ireland Galway announced an unprecedented digital archive partnership on October 22. The collaboration, which is the largest digital theater project ever undertaken, will entail the digitization of the  1.8 million items in the Abbey’s archives. The range of artifacts includes posters, programs and photographs, lighting plans,...

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A “Legenderry” Year in Northern Ireland

“Let it be Legenderry” is the phrase being coined by the Derry-Londonderry 2013 City of Culture initiative, a year-long celebration of the Northern Irish city. There has been a flurry of activity about Derry ever since it won the first-ever UK City of Culture title, for which it competed against 54 cities in the United Kingdom. The result was announced in 2010, and the famous walled city has...

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