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First Impressions of Dublin

First impressions can tell a lot about people and their culture if you take note. Being in Dublin for my semester abroad, I’ve discovered so far that the Irish are (obviously) kind, friendly and open, but also patient, detail-oriented and have a great sense of humor. When I was asked to write a piece about my […]

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Exhibition of Photography

  The 78th Annual Competition & Exhibition of Photography!   The An Óige Photographic Group is an amateur group catering for photographers since 1938 – it’s the longest running activity group within An Óige. Our Group meets every Wednesday night organizing digital presentations, lectures, Club Nights and a Photographic League for its members. Our premises is […]

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Mysterious dogs and baby goats on the Burren

  The Burren is a national park located in county Clare, in between the cities of Galway and Limerick. Its name comes from the Irish word “Boíreann” which literally translated to rocky place; describing the area perfectly well. We arrived in the Burren national park on our 4th day of our Wild Atlantic Way road-trip. […]

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A day away: Howth!

  Howth is a typical thing that is on every “things you should do when you’re visiting Dublin!” list. And why not? It is easy to get to when you’re staying in Dublin and in less than a hour you can feel, see, touch and smell the real Irish nature in stead of the big […]

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Hills of Donegal

The hills of Donegal offer many lifetimes of beautiful places to visit. They are a dream destination for hillwalkers and rockclimbers alike. Errigal Youth Hostel in the village of Dunlewey is the perfect base for exploring some of the remoter sections of the hills of Donegal.In this post, Iain Millar tells us about just some […]

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Top 5 Traditional Irish Music Pubs in Co Clare

Top 5 Traditional Irish Music Pubs in Clare

County Clare offers some of the best music, culture and scenery in all of Ireland. Not only is it home to the famous Cliffs of Moher, the moon-like Burren and gnarly surfing beaches, but you will find a mecca of traditional Irish culture and music. In fact, County Clare is the traditional Irish music capital […]

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Bruce Springsteen in Dublin

Legendary Bruce Springsteen is coming to town “The Boss” & the E Street Band are coming back to Ireland for two concerts in Dublin Tuesday 17th July & Wednesday 18th July in the Arena of the RDS Do you have a ticket for Tuesday, 17th or Wednesday 18th July but no bed for the night? […]

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers in Dublin

Tuesday – 26th June 2012! 20 Years after their debut on an Irish stage, the Red Hot Chili Peppers play at Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium! If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket – enjoy this great gig and stay in our Dublin International Youth Hostel only a walk from Croke Park Stadium. Dorm bed […]

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