A grueling climb in the rain is followed by a blissful spa treatment.  ℘℘℘ Five miles outside the County Mayo town of Westport, a conically-shaped mountain looms over the surrounding countryside. This is Croagh Patrick. It’s 2,500 feet high. It’s a place...

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The community of Eugene, California welcomed the state’s first Irish Hunger Memorial at its dedication ceremony in Saint Joseph’s Cemetery in September. It was the product of efforts by the Irish...

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British Columbia’s oldest working farm, founded by Irishman Henry Ruckle in 1872, has turned into something of a fairy land. ℘℘℘ Between a visionary immigrant farmer and an unknown planter of...

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Kerry: The Beautiful Kingdom (Photos)

Photographer John Wesson on the landscape and people of Kerry that captured his imagination more than 30 years ago. ℘℘℘ I am lucky enough to...

Reading West Cork

A trip to the West Cork Literary Festival turns into an unexpected and inspiring look at Bantry Bay and the people who call it home. ℘℘℘ In the...

Hospitality and History in the American South

History abounds on a tour that began in Washington, D.C. and visited Civil War battlefields, colonial towns, and the Blue Ridge...