Monthly Archives: February 2014

Emerald Isle: Cycling Trails

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Discover the hidden side of Ireland on a bicycle. Trails take you across parks and country lanes, along canal paths and by seaside villages. … Continue reading

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Emerald Isle: Folk Parks

Journeys #35 - Emerald - Folk Village

Two folk museums capture the feel of life in the Emerald Isle over a century ago. Along with trains, buses and bikes, the Ulster … Continue reading

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Emerald Isle: Celtic Cultures

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How are Celtic designs incorporated into the crystal vases in Moycullen? How is clay transformed into beautiful floral baskets of translucent china at Belleek? … Continue reading

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Emerald Isle: Gardens and Greens

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The green side of Northern Ireland is revealed as we explore gardens and golf courses. The gardens showcase a variety of plants, sculptures and … Continue reading

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Emerald Isle: Belfast

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The history of Belfast is explored from its muddy origins as an inlet of the Irish Sea to its great shipyards and intriguing city … Continue reading

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Emerald Isle: In the footsteps of St. Patrick

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Is the gravesite in Downpatrick the final resting place of the great Saint? In search of St. Patrick takes us across the Emerald Isle … Continue reading

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Emerald Isle: Natural Wonders

Journeys #29 - Emerald - horseriding

Fresh sea air, mountain breezes and a glass of mead are on tap as we experience a medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle, traditional music, … Continue reading

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Emerald Isle: Dublin and Kilkenny

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An introduction to two capital cities: Dublin, today’s capital of the Republic of Ireland, and Kilkenny, the medieval capital of the country. We explore … Continue reading

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Emerald Isle: Gift of the Blarney

Journeys #27 - Emerald - Blarney

Discovering the origins of the word “Blarney” in the Emerald Isle: who has the Gift and why kiss the stone? The scenery for which … Continue reading

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