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 …

Dublin Flowers

Photo: q phia, flower lady We love Dublin and coverage from Lovin Dublin about the ongoing story about flower sellers in … Dublin, Ireland. Tip from Catherine Mack If you’re going to Dublin on your travels, please visit the flower sellers, buy some flowers and share your pics on social media. Tell the govt @Failte_Ireland …

Glendalough, Ireland

Photo: Damian Synnott, Lakes Glendalough comes from the Irish “Gleann da locha”, meaning the Glen of two Lakes. Wicklow Mountains National Park is situated just south of Dublin. The park covers 20,000 hectares of mountain scenery, and many roads cross through it. The most popular location for visitors to the National park is the scenic …

Heritage Week in Ireland 2018

Logo Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week August 18-26, 2018. Hashtag: #HeritageWeek About the event Each year many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout Ireland. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is …

Saint Brigid’s Day

Embassy London will be marking Lá Fhéile Bríde 2018 by hosting an event on February 1st to celebrate the creativity of women. The Embassy will host twelve different performances, talks and panel discussions with the theme St. Brigid’s Day – Celebrating the Creativity of Women (Lá Fhéile Bríde – Ag Ceiliúradh Cruthaitheachta na mBan). Hashtag: #StBrigidsDay The event …

Flowing Tides: Musical Memory, History and Global Culture in County Clare, Ireland

Photo: Nadia Prigoda-Lee, Doonagor Castle Recommended viewing from the Library of Congress: Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin discussed his book, “Flowing Tides: History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape.” Speaker Biography: Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin is a leading authority in Irish traditional music, history, memory and diaspora research. He is a prolific writer, speaker and performer. A five-time All …

Heritage Week in Ireland 2017

Logo Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week August 19-27, 2017 with the motto “Discover the past. Build the future.” Hashtag: #HeritageWeek About the event Each year many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout Ireland. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the …

Ireland’s West Coast Stone Symposium

Buzzwords This weekend – March 24-26 West Cork Stone Symposium (Cork, Ireland) celebrates stone as part of our environment and a source of inspiration. Key Links http://westcorkstonesymposium.com @westcorkstone facebook http://livingthesheepsheadway.com Twitter Moment West Cork Stone Symposium Programme Friday 24th March 2017 Dry Stone Walling Workshop 9:30am-4:30pm  (Ahakista) Stone Carving Workshop 9:30am-4:30pm (Ahakista) The Rhymer’s Peninsula and the …