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Born in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford / University of Limerick Graduate / Computer Programmer / Allotment Lover / Photographer / Massive Traditional Irish Music Fan / Potato Lover / Irish Mythology Enthusiast / Whiskey Collector and Connoisseur. I built The Irish Place to share my love of the culture I grew up in. My hope is that those with Irish ancestry and can learn about their heritage... and all those planning to visit the beautiful landscapes of the Emerald Isle, with its rich and ancient culture can quench their thirst for knowledge here. Feel free to get in touch. I read every email! Sláinte
Most Popular Irish Baby Names 2019 - The Irish Place

Most Popular Irish Baby Names 2019

Ireland's Central Statistics Office has released the most popular baby names in Ireland for 2019 and Jack and Emily are yet again...
A Lady Angler

Inland Fisheries Ireland invites women to ‘Try Fishing’

Inland Fisheries Ireland will be running a number of events as part of their 'Try Fishing' pilot programme to give women the...
Irish roads and driving in Ireland - The Irish Place

Driving in Ireland Tips and Essential Knowledge

We have written this comprehensive guide - 'Driving in Ireland Tips and Essential Knowledge' for foreign tourists, particularly those from the US that plan...
A selection of some common prescription medication

Traveller Health – Bringing Medication into Ireland

If you're planning a trip to Ireland and rely on prescription medication that you need to take regularly, then it goes without saying that...
Cathal Hayden on Banjo at The Doolin Folk Festival 2016 - The Irish Place #doolinfest

The Irish Banjo – Music, History and Players

The tenor banjo is a relative newcomer to the world of Irish traditional music, being around one hundred years old. Indeed, up until as recently...
What's the differnce between Irish Whiskey and Scotch Whisky? - The Irish Place

The Difference Between Scotch and Whiskey

What is the difference between Scotch and Whiskey? This is a question often asked by whiskey enthusiasts who wonder just how similar these two...
The Hunt Museum

The Hunt Museum, Limerick: One of Ireland’s Must-See Museums

The Hunt Museum, situated in the heart of Limerick, has some of Ireland's best examples of art and antiquities. As one of the nation's...
St Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin - The Irish Place

‘May Your Thoughts Be as Glad as the Shamrocks’: A Celebration of St Patrick’s...

St Patrick's Day (in Gaelic: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is held on the 17th of March, a date widely believed to be the date of...
Hot Whiskey Recipe - The Irish Place

Hot Whiskey Recipe – Ireland’s Traditional Panacea for Winter

The traditional hot whiskey recipe uses only 4 ingredients, plus hot water and is a famous cure all for the winter months. Known as Hot...
A nice freshly made bowl of Colcannon ready to serve and enjoy - The Irish Place

Colcannon Recipe: Traditional Irish Fare at Its Very Best

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, people around the globe start thinking of cooking some traditional Irish fare as part of the celebrations. There are...

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