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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
Irish Celtic Baby Names 2018 - The Irish Place

Most Popular Irish Baby Names 2018

With the release of the most popular Irish baby names for 2018 from Ireland's Central Statistics Office, Jack and Emily are yet again the...
The Roughan Hill Replica Tau Cross

Symbol of Ages: The Tau Cross

The cross is, of course, an immediately recognisable symbol within both secular and religious groups. However, not many of us are familiar with the...
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 the most...
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 opportunity and encourage...
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...