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A Pyramid in West Cork

A Pyramid in West Cork | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
In our travels we always have an eye open for signposts, especially those that point down leafy, narrow boreens: there’s probably some piece of almost lost history at the end of every one. We were beckoned, last week, by a fading cast iron plate written in ‘old Irish' - Reilig - and the English word…
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Pilgrimages to Ireland: The island of saints and scholars - Catholic Sentinel

Pilgrimages to Ireland: The island of saints and scholars - Catholic Sentinel | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Father Cathal Brennan (1928-2013), former pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Portland, St. Alice Parish in Springfield and others, favored a joke about an American
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I love the Ireland /Oregon connection.  Same as me.

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The Top Six Friendliest Places In Ireland | Ireland Before You Die

The Top Six Friendliest Places In Ireland | Ireland Before You Die | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Are you from the friendliest part of Ireland?
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Aer Lingus announce new lost-cost transatlantic fare

Aer Lingus announce new lost-cost transatlantic fare | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
A new Aer Lingus fare type will see a return trip between Ireland and the US plummet to as little at $201 (€169) each way with the Irish airline.
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Thanks to Brexit, the Irish Countryside Is More Popular Than Ever

Thanks to Brexit, the Irish Countryside Is More Popular Than Ever | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Britain’s vote was just the kick in the pants the country’s hoteliers needed.
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Great photos in this real estate article.  Good news and bad news:  Ireland economy is growing fast so prices are bound to increase.
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Should You Pay in Local Or Home Currency When Traveling?

Should You Pay in Local Or Home Currency When Traveling? | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
If you’re travelling internationally and paying with your credit card, you’re often asked if you want to pay in the local currency, or your home currency. What should you pick?
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Very informative article.
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What do Ireland’s county names mean?

What do Ireland’s county names mean? | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Ever wonder what the Irish language county names we see on football jerseys and road signs actually mean?
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Bus Éireann Route 350 returns for summer

Bus Éireann has confirmed the return of its Route 350 Galway-Cliffs of Moher-Doolin-Ennis summer timetable, which will commence a week earlier this year due to popular demand.
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Great way to see some of the best of Ireland because your vision is over the hedgerows and other road side obstructions.
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Kildare:  National Stud & Gardens

Kildare:  National Stud & Gardens | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
The Irish National Stud and Gardens itself is very impressive.  Frankly well maintained grounds are rare in Ireland so these stand out in the attention to detail.  Everywhere you look there is something pleasing to the eye.  Our April visit was cold and rainy but it was still a delightful experience from start to finish.  The stallions were in their stalls rather than paddocks and not much movement but still quite interesting. Of course, the Japanese garden was the highlight but the desserts and coffee in the restaurant were great too.
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$69 US to Cork flights on Norwegian Air finally cleared for take off

$69 US to Cork flights on Norwegian Air finally cleared for take off | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
It’s been a dream for the past 50 years and now, after months of intense negotiations, tickets to fly from the United States to Cork could be on sale in a matter of weeks. Fares could be as low as $69 one way starting out.
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Finest Irish pub in Co. Clare could be yours for just $300,000 | IrishCentral.com

Willie Walsh's pub in the center Killaloe is up for grabs as Donald Trump takes over the clearly Disunited States.
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Guinness may help stop hearing loss

Guinness may help stop hearing loss | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
A pint of Guinness each day can help stop you going deaf new research shows. Iron deficiency may be reversed by a pint of plain.
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Now I have a new regret:  That I didn't drink more Guinness when I first came to Ireland.
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Tralong Bay, Co Cork – A Prehistoric Drowned Landscape

Tralong Bay, Co Cork – A Prehistoric Drowned Landscape | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
In West Cork it is possible to examine the remains of trees which were growing several thousand years ago - perhaps in the time of our earliest ancestors. Around the coasts of Ireland and Britain are sites of post-glacial forests which flourished close to an ancient shoreline until inundated by rising sea levels in the…
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Irish honeymoon video of Wild Atlantic Way goes viral

Irish honeymoon video of Wild Atlantic Way goes viral | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
A video filmed by an Irish bride on her honeymoon beautifully showcases the music, culture and landscapes of Ireland.
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Lisdoonvarna ready for Matchmaking festival

Lisdoonvarna ready for Matchmaking festival | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Thousands of singles from all over the world are expecting to arrive in the tiny village of Lisdoonvarna on the west coast of Ireland this week in search of love and romance at the annual matchmaki…
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Philosophy can teach children what Google can’t – and Ireland knows it 

Philosophy can teach children what Google can’t – and Ireland knows it  | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
With jobs being automated and knowledge being devalued, humans need to rediscover flexible thinking. That starts in schools
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Ireland's own 'Camino' routes a pilgrim path to rural prosperity 

Ireland's own 'Camino' routes a pilgrim path to rural prosperity  | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Ireland's ancient 'Camino' pilgrimage routes are getting a new lease of life with planned guided walks next month.
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Start your dream Camino de Santiago in County Kerry

Start your dream Camino de Santiago in County Kerry | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
The Camino di Santiago, the pilgrims walk which ends in Spain, tends to come up regularly when you bring up the topic of bucket-lists with travelers, as well as visiting Ireland, of course. Now these two need not be mutually exclusive as the Kerry Camino has officially been recognized by the powers that be in Spain.
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A Wildflower Trail for West Cork

A Wildflower Trail for West Cork | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Wildflowers are a spectacular part of our environmental heritage in West Cork. Many of us are aware of them in the background, although we couldn’t name more than half a dozen. It’s only when visitors come along and swoon over the abundance of colour in the hedges that we realise what an incredible natural resource…
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Inprint Author Interview: Colm Toibin | Houston Public Media

Inprint Author Interview: Colm Toibin | Houston Public Media | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
The award-winning Irish author talks about his latest novel, 'House of Names,' based on the Greek story of Clytemnestra, Agamemnon and their children Iphigenia, Electra and Orestes.
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Another connection between ancient Greece and Ireland :-)
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Cork Independent - Having a blast in old-world Ballydehob

Cork Independent - Having a blast in old-world Ballydehob | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
But talking about the pubs in Ballydehob, it shows the ‘old’ days of Ireland and village life are alive and well in places. Some pubs still have a shop included, some others lead you through the private living room to enter the bathroom and others tell you that you will be barred if you mention the poor phone reception in the place.
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Aaah, missing Ballydehob.
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Why selling Irish Kerrygold butter is now a criminal offense in this US state

Why selling Irish Kerrygold butter is now a criminal offense in this US state | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
Desperate Americans are driving all the way to Nebraska to get their daily fix of Kerrygold.
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Wisconsin would do better to ban bureaucrats.
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WOW flies Ireland to America via Iceland for $300 and it's pretty cool

WOW flies Ireland to America via Iceland for $300 and it's pretty cool | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it
WOW Air’s transatlantic flights are cheap, very cheerful and offer the option of a free vacation to Reykjavik.
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Interesting review, if youth oriented.  Read last paragraph about more time in Iceland.
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$300 round-trip to Ireland cheapest ever offered says Norwegian Air

$300 round-trip to Ireland cheapest ever offered says Norwegian Air | Of Interest to Friends of Ireland | Scoop.it

“We will be offering the most affordable transatlantic flights Americans have ever had. ”

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Watch for introductory $69 fares!
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