St Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Dublin 2011

The theme of this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin was “Brilliant” – an idea stolen straight from the pages of a children’s story written by Booker Prize-winning author and Dubliner Roddy Doyle. St Patrick may have rid Ireland of snakes, but “Brilliant” is all about banishing the black dog of depression from Dublin and re-igniting our sense of humour again. The pageant entries of the parade were based on chapters from the story…
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Nathan Kingerlee: Travelling Ireland with a Dog and a Goat

Nathan Kingerlee is a man on a mission.  The 28-year old outdoors enthusiast has set off on a 304km  trek from Tipperary to  Dublin all in the hope of discovering whether Ireland is still a ‘land of a thousand welcomes’.  Oh – and he’s taken along his dog Cara and goat Lucy for moral support.  Let’s be honest, this could ONLY happen in Ireland… Anyway, on day six of their quest, Nathan, Cara and Lucy…
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Taking the Travel Plunge with Nomadic Matt Kepnes

Ask the experts: Twenty-something Bostonian Matt Kepnes has the job that most people can only ever envy.  He’s a full time backpacker who funds his travels via his Nomadic Matt site. This week he took some time out to answer a few questions about what it’s like to live the dream… Q1. Having left the rat race behind, how has a ‘footloose and fancy-free’ life on the road lived up to your expectations? It’s everything I…
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Tips for Video Blogging with TravelYourself

Ask the Experts:  This week Cailin O’ Neil of  TravelYourself.com takes part in our Q & A on how to video blog while on the road… Q1.  Hi Cailin, you recently made the switch from traditional travel blogging to video blogging (vlogging) with travelyourself.com.  What can we look forward to over the next few months? Actually I started out blogging just as a thing for my friends and family to read as I travelled in…
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Guardian Travel: Catherine Mack in the Aran Islands

In this weekend’s Guardian, travel writer Catherine Mack shares her experiences of Ireland’s remote Aran Islands with Guardian Travel readers. Her article focuses on the island of Inis Meáin, where she meets with Inis Meáin hotel owner Ruairí de Blacam. In her own inimitable way, Mack describes the sparse landscape of the island and the somewhat camouflaged appearance of the hotel, which she says is a “long, low-lying glass and stone building that is more…
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