Ireland Links

Photo: NASA Goddard, Sunny Day in Ireland What would locals like visitors to know about Ireland? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesManifestos show disconnect from environmental realityAn Irish pub born in the Dark Ages – BBCWe have a new word for that feeling when travel makes everything newBrexit: UK needs to reveal …

Bloomsday

Photo: Joyce Bloomsday is June 16. Hashtag: #Bloomsday Wikipedia: Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of Irish writer James Joyce, observed annually in Dublin and elsewhere on 16 June, the day his 1922 novel Ulysses takes place in 1904, the date of his first outing with his wife-to-be, Nora Barnacle, and named …

Dublin = Baile Átha Cliath

Photo: Damian Synnott, Connacht/Munster lineout Dublin (Baile Átha Cliath) is the capital and most populous city of Ireland and is located in the province of Leinster near the midpoint of Ireland’s east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/MFGL8ia8WTp81zY69 Features Planeta.com

Heritage Week in Ireland

Logo Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week the last week of August. 2021 dates: August 14-22. Hashtag: #HeritageWeek About the eventNational and local community organizations participate by organizing events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free highlight the abundance of great work that is carried out in …

Wild Atlantic Way

Photo: lturistainformato The Wild Atlantic Way (Irish: Slí an Atlantaigh Fhiáin) is a tourism trail on Ireland’s west coast of Ireland. The longest coastal route — 2,500 kilometer (1,553 miles) route — passes through nine counties and three provinces, stretching from County Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula to Kinsale, County Cork, on the Celtic Sea coast. Tourism …

Wild Ireland

Photo: NASA Goddard, Sunny Day in Ireland Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild Ireland – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism and conscious local responsible travel. ParksIreland has 6 National Parks and 78 Nature Reserves designated under the Wildlife Acts, 1976 and 2000 and various older Acts. …

Saint Patrick’s Day

Poster Saint Patrick’s Day is March 17. Hashtag: #StPatricksDay Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit! = Happy St Patrick’s Day to you! Greetings to our friends in Ireland and our Irish friends around the world. What began as a religious feast day honoring St Patrick (Patricius, or Padraig) has become an international festival. Questions Sláinte! What …

Raidió Teilifís Éireann = Radio Television of Ireland (RTE)

Logo Raidió Teilifís Éireann = Radio Television of Ireland (RTÉ) – rte.ie – is the national public service broadcaster of Ireland. Listen live and listen back to the programs. Key Linksrte.ierte.ie/radio1rte.ie/radioFacebook: Radio1Facebook: [email protected]@RTERadio1 RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachtarte.ie/rnagListen [email protected] QuotablesThe more we look back, the more we can look forward. Bealaí gur féidir éisteacht = Ways …

Ireland

Photo: Ville Miettinen, Temple Bar (Dublin) Ireland has two official languages, English and Gaeilge (Irish). While everybody learns both at school, less than 5% of the population speaks Gaeilge on a daily basis. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/Sje7QyHxtU5ouizd6 HeadlinesIreland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels Recommended Listening Cities Planeta.com

South Wind Blows

Logo Recommended listening: Ireland’s fabulous music show South Wind Blows – rte.ie/radio1/south-wind-blows – is presented by Philip King and crafted on the edge of Europe, from the most westerly tip. “The music is eclectic and personal, informed by Kings’ own music odyssey spanning more than 30 years and enriched by his personal archive collected out …