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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
Timahoe Round Tower - The Irish Place

The Timahoe Round Tower

The Timahoe Round Tower is surely one of the most finest historical settings in all Ireland. Standing on the site of an ancient monastery...
Typical Irish Weather Scene with Sun and Rain Showers - The Irish Place

Weather in Ireland – Four Seasons in One Day

Influenced by the Gulf Stream, the Weather in Ireland offers everything from gorgeous sunny coastlines to dramatic windswept lush green landscapes.The astonishing variety across...
Leamaneh Castle - The Irish Place

Red Mary – The Ghost of Leamaneh Castle

According to folklore, there are any number of haunted Irish castles, but surely among the most famous of these is Leamaneh Castle. Both the...
Maureen O'Hara and her husband Capt. Charlie Blair - The Irish Place

Maureen O’Hara: Irish-American Legend

The label "icon" is nowadays used with rather more kindness than discrimination. One woman to whom it legitimately can and will be applied, however,...
The Pooka in the form of a horse - The Irish Place

Ireland’s Trickiest Faery – The Pooka

There are many supernatural beings that populate the Emerald Isle, but there are few that are more feared than the Pooka. This is not...
A Changeling - The Irish Place

The Curse of the Irish Changeling

The word faery conjures up images of kindly small spirits, in tune with nature and practising benevolent enchantments. However, throughout Ireland and many other...
Irish Claddagh Ring Meaning - A Claddagh Ring with Birthstone - The Irish Place

Irish Claddagh Ring Meaning and History

The iconic Irish Claddagh ring meaning and history has birthed one of Ireland's most legendary trinkets.A powerful symbol of love, loyalty and friendship, this promise...
Three of the Kilfenora High Crosses - The Irish Place

History of Celtic High Cross and Memorial Cross

The Celtic High Cross is an almost hauntingly beautiful symbol of early Christianity and the wider Celtic cultural identity. Most commonly found in Ireland,...
Sweeping view of the Anner Valley with the famous Slievenamon Mountain in the background - The Irish Place

The Slaying of Bridget Cleary – Brutal Murder or a Faery Killing?

The killing of Bridget Cleary has become notorious as one of the most chilling murders in all of Ireland’s history.At the time of her...
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,...

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