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World Environmental Day

World Environmental Day, in special honour of our life sponsor: Planet Earth.     Let’s start with a brief overview of what this day is all about… World Environment Day (WED) – 5th of June every year, so for all of you nature lovers, put it in your calendar. This day is all about encouraging environmental […]

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BRIDGET CANTWELL

Staff Profile – Bridget Cantwell

Bridget Cantwell works in the Reservations Department in Head Office in Dublin where she takes care of reservations for our volunteer hostels, franchise hostels and Hostelling International Groups. We sat down with her for a cup of tea and a chat to see what she is like when she is not chasing hostel managers on […]

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Irish Christmas Traditions

Irish Christmas Traditions

‘Tis that jolly time of the year once again, and you can bet this Colombian intern in Dublin is looking forward to experiencing Irish Christmas traditions for the first time! I’ve done a little research to find out what Christmas means to the Irish, and this is what I’ve found out so far about holiday […]

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Cycling along the Wild Atlantic Way

Cycling along the Wild Atlantic Way

Cycling along the Wild Atlantic Way from Doolin to Galway We catch up with Karli the Australian cyclist as she moves on into the next stage of her trip, going from Doolin to Galway. It was a good job that the night before my 86km cycle along the Wild Atlantic Way from Doolin to Galway I […]

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Cycling in Ireland vs Cycling in the Netherlands

  Visiting this blog you might have come across some blogposts from the Dutch intern at An Óige, Imke. Well, I’m her partner Heleen, and not too long ago I was approached with the question if I would like to write blogs for An Óige as well, so here I am! Just like her I […]

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Volunteer Tammie

  A German girl working in a remote hostel in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland.. How did she end up here, what is she doing and what drives her to travel the world and discover new places? In Knockree Hostel I spoke with Tammie from Frankfurt, Germany. She is 18 years old and has been […]

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Connemara

10 Photos That Prove Connemara Is A Spectacular Place All Year Round

Autumn is upon us, but that doesn’t mean you should stay home. When the summer season ends, the magic of Ireland continues … especially in Connemara. Here are 10 photos to prove it. And you know what they say – the camera doesn’t lie. 1. Winter looks like this. Sigh.   A photo posted by Margo (@makent) on Dec […]

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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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Hostelling in Ireland

Meet our intern Hristos

We were very fortunate to have had Hristos on our team of interns at Dublin International Hostel. He came to us from France and quickly became a part of our family at the hostel in Dublin. We chatted with him about his thoughts on hostelling in Ireland. What were you doing before you came to Ireland? I actually had no idea that I would come to Ireland in […]

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Meet our intern Femke

  At Dublin International Hostel we were very lucky to have Femke on our team of interns. She came to us from The Netherlands and quickly became a part of our family at the hostel in Dublin. We had a lovely chat with her about her thoughts on hostelling in Ireland. What were you doing before […]

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