Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

Clothing-Optional Beach Established in Ireland

The County Council of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown announced plans in March to accommodate nude bathers at Hawk Cliff beach in Dalkey, County Dublin, making it the first Irish beach to do so. Signs indicating the permissible presence of unclothed beachgoers were posted at Hawk Cliff in April. In a victory for Ireland’s naturist population, changes to theRead more..

Irish America
Sweepstakes Winner Named

On Thursday, April 5, the winner of the Irish America sweepstakes for a luxury vacation package to Ireland for two was announced. The luck of the draw went to Stephanie Sullivan of Chicago, Illinois. Stephanie, who works in sales and marketing for mapping and location data company HERE Technologies, was overjoyed upon being contacted withRead more..

Travel:
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 inRead more..

St. Brigid’s Tourism Trail Opens in Kildare

A tourism trail honoring Ireland’s female patron saint, Saint Brigid, has opened in Kildare. The town and county of Kildare are named after a monastery Saint Brigid established in the fifth century, near an oak grove: the Irish cill dara means “church of the oak.” Launched in conjunction with the Feast of Saint Brigid, whichRead more..

U.S.-Ireland Flights Increase in Number and Affordability

Spring of 2018 promises an array of new price and destination options for flights between Ireland and the U.S. In February, Irish national airline Aer Lingus and Norwegian Air both announced plans to increase the number of flights and destination options between the United States and Ireland. Aer Lingus will launch its first ever direct Dublin-PhiladelphiaRead more..

Woman with Terminal Cancer Gets Dream Trip to Ireland

In January, single mother and grandmother Kathryn Doyon, diagnosed with Stage 4 colon and liver cancer, was surprised with €600 in funds raised to help her finally take her dream trip to Ireland. A follower of the Ireland of a Thousand Welcomes Facebook page, Doyon commented on a post about her long-time wish to visitRead more..

New Irish Study Abroad Program for U.S. Teens

A new three-week pre-college program for U.S. high schoolers is set to begin this summer as part of a collaboration between Drew University in New Jersey and the Donegal-based Institute of Study Abroad Ireland. The program, for which students will receive three college credits, is the first high school program in Ireland that is accreditedRead more..

An Irish Artist’s American Odyssey

William James Hinchey traveled throughout America’s Southwest frontier and Missouri capturing images of life, the ravishes of war, and beyond.  ℘℘℘ Cormac McCarthy’s novel Blood Meridian (1985) depicts the rough, perilous place that was the American Southwest of the 1840s and ’50s. One of the earliest close-up views of the California-Arizona desert of the periodRead more..

Roscommon, Part I:
Ireland’s Lake District

A county that is rich in beauty and many historical sites. ℘℘℘ The third largest of Connacht’s five counties, Roscommon is also the province’s most water-logged. Three-quarters bound by fresh water, it contains the longest stretch of the River Shannon of all 10 counties through which it flows. Quiet country roads, delightful views over undulatingRead more..

Roscommon, Part III:
The Hungry Years

Roscommon was one of the hardest hit counties during the Famine, losing 31 percent of its population. ℘℘℘ In 1845, County Roscommon was one of the first counties to record the appearance of the blight in the locality. The return of the disease the following year – earlier in the season and more lethal – resultedRead more..