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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
Some Euro Bank Notes and Coins - The Irish Place

What is the Irish Currency – Euros, Pounds and How to Spend

What is the Irish Currency? One potentially mystifying aspect for visitors to Ireland is confusion over which currency to use. Although Ireland is one island,...
A Flying Boat at Foynes Airport - The Irish Place

Foynes Flying Boat Museum – Celebrating Travel’s Golden Age

Foynes Flying Boat Museum in County Limerick marks a significant piece of modern Irish history. Foynes village might not be familiar to everyone, but it...
Some popular brands of Irish Breakfast Tea - The Irish Place

Irish Breakfast Tea: Ireland’s Other National Drink

Stout might be regarded by many people as the most popular drink in Ireland, but the truth is that Irish breakfast tea is a...
Irish Coffee waiting to be served - The Irish Place

How to Make Irish Coffee – Classic Recipe and History

You can make Irish coffee fairly easily at home. It is the perfect after dinner drink to serve to party guests. The inaugural serving at Foynes...
Top Banks in Ireland - The Irish Place

Banks, ATM’s, Foreign Exchange and Credit Cards in Ireland

Planning a vacation and worried about the ATM fees in Ireland? Or whether or not you can use an American Express card to pay for...
One of the Arrivals areas at Dublin Airport - The Irish Place

Irish Tourism Figures Hit a New High

The Irish tourism industry has taken on board previous criticism and is experiencing a record breaking year as a result of recent changes in...
National Potato Day - A Bowl of Floury Potatoes ready for serving - The Irish Place

National Potato Day – Bord Bia’s New Spud Initiatives

Ireland is famous for its love of food, and what better way is there to enjoy some home-grown produce than by tucking in on...
One of the Ogham Stones in St. Declan's Cathedral, Ardmore - The Irish Place

Celtic Ogham Stones and Ogham Script

Celtic Ogham Stones are dotted across Ireland, they provide more of an insight in to our past as they bear the marks of ancient...
One of the many defunct distilleries, Walkers of Thomondgate, Limerick - The Irish Place

A distilled History of Irish Whiskey

The History of Irish Whiskey is a long and intriguing one. From its humble beginnings several hundred years ago to the thriving industry that...
A Glass of Whiskey waiting to be enjoyed - The Irish Place

Irish Whiskey Granted Geographical Indication Status

New regulations have been implemented by Ireland's Agriculture Minister, Simon Coveney, in order to protect Irish whiskey produced in Ireland and to prevent those...

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