Posts Tagged With: Ireland

Photo of the Month: Leprechaun Spotting

Everyone kept telling me that leprechauns did not exist, but for a long time I had been curious about the little green man.  So last year I was on a mission to find and meet a leprechaun on my trip to the emerald isle. After a week of travelling around Ireland, I was successful in locating a leprechaun on the streets of Dublin. Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Giants

A geological wonderland, the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland still mystifies scientists as to its formation.  Their explanation is a volcanic eruption millions of years ago formed the unique rock formation that sits on the coast today.  But Irish folklore tells a different story about the rocks.  This is where the Irish story of Finn MacCool was born. Continue reading

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An Irish Beauty Pageant

Only in Ireland would a goat be crowned king.  The oldest known festival in Ireland, the Puck Fair, is held in Killorglin each year on 10, 11 and 12 August.  It is a glorious three day celebration where a mountain goat is crowned king and honoured on the banks of the Laune River. So how does this all work? Continue reading

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Wild Irish Beauty

There is nothing more powerful than standing at the top of a cliff with the wild sea below you.  The rugged coastline stretches before you to reveal the wild Cliffs of Moher on the Irish coast. The cold, brisk winds whips around you but it is hardly noticeable as the sound of waves crashing onto the rocks below captivates your attention. Continue reading

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Where Beauty and Tragedy Meet

For a natural and unspoiled beach head south of Adelaide to Port Willunga.  Golden white, soft sand that meets cool, blue sea lapping gently against the shore.  A stretch of beach somewhat hidden away from the crowds is popular with families in summer.  However, the beach is not the only drawcard.  Perched on top of the hill is the Star of Greece restaurant, its name from the grain ship that tragically ran aground 200 metres off the coast. Continue reading

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