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Four Best of Ulster
While the six counties of Northern Ireland were part of the ancient kingdom of Ulster, these days Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan are the Ulster counties in the Republic of Ireland. Here are my four favorites from these three.
Four Best of Connaught
Cromwell's 'to hell or Connaught' quote is overly harsh on what I consider some of the loveliest landscape in Ireland. And the people are really friendly, too! Here's my four 'besht of the wesht.'
Four of Best of Munster
In the second of the series looking at Ireland's ancient kingdoms to delineate regions, we look southward to Munster, which includes the Republic's two other large cities - Cork and Limerick.
The Four Best of Leinster
Over the next four weeks we will highlight the must see and do in each of Ireland's four ancient kingdoms - Leinster in the east, Munster to the south, Connaught in the west and Ulster to the north. Here are four of the best of Leinster.
Ireland's Lake District
Ireland's lake offer sporting opportunities and scenic beauty to 'just' revel in whether you are on a boat or ashore. But two counties vie for consideration as Ireland's Lakeland. It's a close tie with Fermanagh and Cavan.
Countess Markievicz 1916 Rebel
Sligo born Countess Constance Markievicz became a heroine of the Easter Rising. But her radicalism was not something she was born into; it was a lifelong process that brought her to the Stephen's Green baricades.
5 Reasons to Visit Ireland in Fall
September is probably my favorite month in Ireland and it is not entirely because I arrived in the month of blackberries, rainbows and startling angles of light.
Ulster Tray Bakes
I had never encounterd a tray bake until I visited Northern Ireland. They can be found in tea shops, bring and buy sales and church halls.
Culture Night is an annual, country-wide, all-Ireland institution where Irish art and creativity is celebrated.
Irish Culture 2025
There's a national conversation going on in Ireland in September 2015, discussing Irish Culture and the direction for the arts over the next decade.
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