Monthly Archives: January 2011

County Wicklow – Pure Relaxation

Oh how I dread these cold and grey January weeks right after Christmas. There is no better way to brighten up this sad melancholic time than with the help of a nice relaxing pampering weekend. County Wicklow is the perfect backdrop for such a getaway. Continue reading

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Music, Dancing & Singing: Temple Bar Trad Fest

Nothing planned yet for next weekend? I have a great idea for those who love music, dancing and singing: Come to Dublin and visit the Temple Bar Trad Fest! Find out more… Continue reading

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Kiss the Blarney Stone!

Last week, we gave you some ideas on how to beat the January Blues – and here is one more: head South to County Cork to visit Blarney Castle, 8 km northwest from Cork city …. and kiss the famous Blarney Stone!!

A bit of history

The Castle has not always been as it is nowadays. It’s actually the third monument that was built on the site. The first building in the tenth century was a wooden structure that was replaced in 1200 by a stone structure which had the entrance some twenty feet above the ground!! This building was demolished and finally in 1446 the actual castle was built by Dermot McCarthy, King of Munster.
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10 Irish Ways to beat the January Blues

It’s the first work week in January and all of us here in the office can feel it – the January Blues. But we are determined to beat the “Start of the Year Depression”! Here are 10 (more or less typical) Irish Ways to beat the January Blues Continue reading

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