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Game changer! Norwegian Airlines and their Ryanair-like impact on US/Ireland flights

Game changer! Norwegian Airlines and their Ryanair-like impact on US/Ireland flights | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Norwegian fly brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes, 20 percent more fuel efficient than their rivals which allows them to offer far lower fares. Any suggestion that the planes are battered charter type operations vanishes the moment you see the slickness of the new planes.
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Why Stop at the John P Holland Centre, Liscannor?

Why Stop at the John P Holland Centre, Liscannor? | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
A fun little exhibition/museum just out of Lahinch.
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Well worth a stop on the way to the Cliffs of Moher.
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Dublin:  History notes for walking tour

Dublin:  History notes for walking tour | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Quick summary of major sites in the history of Dublin and how to find them. What they were like in the past and how they appear now. Starting in the city center south of the Liffey River. Includes detailed map.
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Travel through the mysteries of the ancient Boyne Valley (PHOTOS)

Travel through the mysteries of the ancient Boyne Valley (PHOTOS) | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
From ancient burial grounds, to great battles and heroes to everyday modern Ireland - a walk through history.
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You learn more when you focus on a small area.
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Burren Food Fayre - Visit the Burren

The Burren Food Fayre – 29th and 30th October 2016 Saturday Food Workshops – 2-5pm  – e.g preserving, fermentation and butchering skills Sunday Food Fayre 12-5pm – food stalls, chef demonstrations, a raffle and several competitions The Burren Food Fayre Weekend will hold its 5th annual food themed event in Lisdoonvarna on the October bank holiday …
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Ireland is now big on food fairs. Every region has numerous local producers. 
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Irish mayor’s singing and dancing tribute to his town is going viral

Irish mayor’s singing and dancing tribute to his town is going viral | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Locals in Armagh celebrate the anniversary of a shopping mall with this fun music video.
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Mayors are largely ceremonial in Ireland so their are a lot of fun people elected to that office.
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All Aboard! Ireland's first luxury sleeper train launches in Dublin - Independent.ie

All Aboard! Ireland's first luxury sleeper train launches in Dublin - Independent.ie | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
The Belmond Grand Hibernian, billed as Ireland's first luxury sleeper train, launched in Dublin today.
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Yes, what a way to see the best of Ireland.
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Amazing lad heel-clicks his way through Ireland’s 32 counties (VIDEO)

Amazing lad heel-clicks his way through Ireland’s 32 counties (VIDEO) | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Brian Cashin took the “Jump Into Ireland” tourism campaign VERY literally.
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Fun!
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Do you really know Ireland? A snapshot of the Irish nation today

Do you really know Ireland? A snapshot of the Irish nation today | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
A statistical picture of Ireland that might surprise - births, deaths, marriages, names and tourism.
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I like statistics.
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Is this the most beautiful walk in Ireland? (PHOTOS)

Is this the most beautiful walk in Ireland? (PHOTOS) | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Walking the Dingle Way reveals the magic of Ireland’s beauty on an Irish summer's day.
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No, not the most beautiful but very interesting.
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New budget flights between New York and Dublin will launch in November

New budget flights between New York and Dublin will launch in November | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Icelandic airline WOW will roll out cheap New York – Dublin flights five days a week starting at $145.
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Hmm, I wonder what an overnight in Iceland would add to the journey?
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There’s no place in the world like Dublin on Bloomsday (PHOTOS)

There’s no place in the world like Dublin on Bloomsday (PHOTOS) | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Every year on the 16th of June, Dublin City is one big party. Here’s how to get the most out of it.
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Yes, an excellent account of an excellent celebration.
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Why dating in Dublin is infinitely better than dating in New York

Why dating in Dublin is infinitely better than dating in New York | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Dating in Dublin vs. New York: some cultural differences when it comes to courtship.
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Interesting read, even if you are not of the dating age.
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Norwegian US flight permit boost for Shannon

Norwegian US flight permit boost for Shannon | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
News that Norwegian Air International has been granted permission to fly between Ireland and the United States has been widely welcomed in the mid-west.
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Great news for cheaper and more convenient flights between the US and Shannon.
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Permanent home for Clare Garden Festival

Permanent home for Clare Garden Festival | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it

Ennis Showgrounds has been announced as the home of the Clare Garden Festival for the foreseeable future. 

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Garden enthusiasts: Mark 30th of April on your calendars.
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Go native in Ireland

Go native in Ireland | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it

Go Gaelic offers individuals/groups the opportunity to experience Gaelic Games, Ireland’s unique sporting pursuits of Hurling and Gaelic football on a fun level, with both active, and passive packages available to discover the real Irish culture and ancient heritage.

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This looks great for study abroad groups in Ireland.  Time to add the joy of Ireland to a Greek island experience:
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Four Clare pubs listed in Michelin publication

Four Clare pubs listed in Michelin publication | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Four popular Clare pubs have retained their listings in the 2017 Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide.
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Of course the prices are fine dining as well.
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Wild Honey Inn retains Michelin status

Wild Honey Inn retains Michelin status | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Popular Clare restaurant Wild Honey Inn has retained its Bib Gourmand status in the new Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland 2017 just published.
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Top ten magical caves to explore in Ireland

Top ten magical caves to explore in Ireland | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Visit some secret, historic and spooky spots along Ireland's 3,000 miles of enchanting coastline.
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For those who like caves.  I have not been, yet.
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Two Irish cities voted among top six friendliest in the world

Two Irish cities voted among top six friendliest in the world | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Headline Two Irish cities voted among top six friendliest in the world
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When we first came back to Ennis from living in Prague we were shocked at how friendly everyone was.
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British expats in Ireland: You can’t be a ‘stuck-up Brit’

British expats in Ireland: You can’t be a ‘stuck-up Brit’ | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
West Cork is home to the greatest concentration of British people living in Ireland. What do they think of Ireland – and Brexit?
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For those of you thinking of moving to Ireland.  Many attitudes are the same as when we did it in 1996.  Some of the people in the article we know from our time in West Cork.
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My day on Skellig Michael, the "Star Wars" mysterious island (PHOTOS)

My day on Skellig Michael, the "Star Wars" mysterious island (PHOTOS) | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
As we disembarked from Portmagee, Star Wars fans, the steepest steps, stunning views, puffins, and 1,400 years of history awaited.
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A typical tourist account of an untypical place.
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In Bandon, Oregon, an Irishman's attempt to bring a bit of home with him proved deadly

In Bandon, Oregon, an Irishman's attempt to bring a bit of home with him proved deadly | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Irish place names in the US: Bandon, Oregon.
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32 sculptors create 15-foot stone map of Ireland in Donegal

32 sculptors create 15-foot stone map of Ireland in Donegal | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Clocha na hÉireann - a unique monument to Irish identity, a 1916 commemorative work.
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Another site to see in Donegal
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Trump will get warm welcome from Irish in Clare when he visits

Trump will get warm welcome from Irish in Clare when he visits | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Brings badly needed jobs and pride to local villages.
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He is locally well liked "as a businessman, not a politician".
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