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Ward's Trip Log: Lough Inagh and Kylemore Abbey

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Ward's Trip Log: Lough Inagh and Kylemore Abbey

I just returned from my trip to Ireland! Check out the first part of my trip here, and enjoy even more of my trip on the western coast of Ireland by reading on! As you drive along the N-59 or The Road to Clifden as the locals call it; the Lough Inagh and Maam Valley are off to your right side by side. The scenery is breathtaking in its beauty. The light changes by the minute and the shadows of the clods run across the mountains and bogs. I drove along the road towards Kylemore Abbey and managed to stop...

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Ward’s Trip Report from Galway to Lough Inagh: A first experience of Connemara

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Ward’s Trip Report from Galway to Lough Inagh: A first experience of Connemara

Ward Gahan, Biddy Murphy’s CEO (or Chief Experience Officer, as he likes to say!) just returned from  a trip back to his native Ireland to scout some new products for Biddy Murphy and enjoy the beautiful scenery. His first stop was the rocky and stunning Connemara region. Read on to hear about his travels (and maybe take some of his advice)!

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The Dublin Castle Tradition: Medieval Fortress to Center of Cultural Metropolis

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The Dublin Castle Tradition: Medieval Fortress to Center of Cultural Metropolis

This week, Kirsten looks at the history and culture of the famous Dublin Castle! It started out as a medieval fortress under English rule, and is now a cultural center and government building. The Assay Office, where jewelry is hallmarked, is located in Dublin Castle. Read on to learn more!

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The Irish Diaspora: Connecting to Our Roots

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The Irish Diaspora: Connecting to Our Roots

The Irish spread across the world, making homes in new places such as Australia, the UK, and America. These immigrants have not only impacted the new places they went, but also the place that they left. Learn more about the importance of the Irish diaspora by reading this article!

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The Magic of Ancient Ireland

Posted by Kirsten Fedorowicz on

Ireland is old… like, really, really, really old. As Americans, I think it’s hard for us to fathom the ancient structures that are found in Ireland. I will never forget being in class with our professor and one of the American students exclaiming with awe that one of the local pubs was founded in 1811. Our professor laughed and said, “I’m Irish. 1811 was practically yesterday!” The professor had a point. In Ireland, the modern exists adjacent to the ancient. On an anthropological tour of the area that I lived, our guide pointed to an ancient neolithic tomb, two large...

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