Enjoy forty dramatic minutes of breathtaking scenery as you join us on this spectacular journey through beautiful West Cork. Experience the splendour of the...... more
Enjoy forty dramatic minutes of breathtaking scenery as you join us on this spectacular journey through beautiful West Cork. Experience the splendour of the wild rugged mountains,the weather-beaten coastline shaped by the powerful Atlantic and the unique towns and villages we encounter on our way. Towns featured include Kinsale,Bandon,Skibbereen,Schull and Blarney-Home to one of Ireland's most famous castles.We also visit Cape Clear,Mizen Head,Bantry House and Garnish Island. This superb video also explores the heritage of West Cork and includes the sites of most archaeological and historical interest. Your journey through West Cork is narrated by the well know Irish Actor,Philip O'Sullivan.
A View from Above: 200 Years of Aviation in Ireland - Donal MacCarron
Richard Crosby's ballooning exhibition in Ranelagh Gardens, Dublin in 1784 started a craze for aerial endeavour among the Irish. Even George Bernard Shaw got in...... more
Richard Crosby's ballooning exhibition in Ranelagh Gardens, Dublin in 1784 started a craze for aerial endeavour among the Irish. Even George Bernard Shaw got in on the act, viewing the ground through a hole in the basket, resulting in an early episode of air-sickness! After balloons came planes, and the success of the Wright Brothers was closely followed by a young Belfast mechanic, Harry Ferguson, whose monoplane flew distances of up to three miles. Harry later achieved fame as the developer of the famous Massey-Ferguson tractor. By 1912 the Irish Sea had been successfully crossed in flight and the Irish Aero Clubs set up. In the lead up to World War 1, Ireland became a testing ground for the Royal Flying Corps and the first aerodromes were commissioned at the Curragh and Baldonnell. Later its successor, the RAF, arrived and became involved in operations against the IRA; US Navy flying boats based in Wexord, Bantry and Lough Foyle patrolled the Atlantic searching for German submarines. In 1922, a daring escape was planned for Michael Collins, then negotiating a peace deal with the British authorities, in a plane appropriately named 'The Big Fella'. With the coming of international and domestic peace, the race to conquer new heights and cover longer distances resumed, with transatlantic attempts and the success of the commander of Ireland's own Air Corps, James Fitzmaurice. Many other Atlantic attempts started from Ireland in the wake of this trailblazer. As well as recording Irish achievement, the book also tells of the many planes which crashed on Irish soil during the wars, the landings of international aviation pioneers such as Alcock and Brown, and how the Irish skies were filled with German planes during the filming of "The Blue Max" and other war movies. The story of Ireland's national airline, Aer Lingus, is told and the development of the modern airports under Aer Rianta. MacCarron also addresses the challenges that face Irish aviation in the future.
Irish Ceili Music - The Essential Collection featuring All Ireland Champions - Irish Dance Music / 2 Albums on 1 CD - The Galllowglass Ceili Band
46 Great Tunes in traditional Irish rhythms in strict tempo for dancing by All Ireland Champions, The Gallowglass Ceili Band & The Tulla Ceili Band. The...... more
46 Great Tunes in traditional Irish rhythms in strict tempo for dancing by All Ireland Champions, The Gallowglass Ceili Band & The Tulla Ceili Band. The Gallowglass Ceili Band 1. Captain Dunne, The Mountains of Pomeroy, O'Donnell Abu (March) 2. The Breakdown, Rocksburg Castle, Kinclavin Brig (Reel) 3. The Stack of Barley, The Road to the Isles (Set Dance) 3. The Kerry Dances, The Rose Of Tralee, The Low Backed Car (Waltz) 4. Paddy in London, Jackson's Morning Brush (Jig) 6. The Triumphal, Let Erin Remember (March) 7. Paddy on the Railroad, Miss McLeod (Reel) 8. O'Connor's Favourite, Humours of Castle Ber-nard (Hornpipe) 9. Teddy O'Neill, Bantry Bay, The Mountains of Mourne (Waltz) 10. Hamilton House, Oro Bhauchaililn, With A Hun-dred Pipers The Tulla Ceili Band 11. The Battering Ram & Tell Her I Am (Jig) 12. Gallaher's frolics, Blooming Meadows 13. The Kilfenora Jig 14. The Hayden Fancy (Polka) 15. Cottage Groves, The Sally gardens (Polka) 16. The siege of Ennis (Set Dance) 17. Tim Maloney's, Cooley's Reels (Reel) 18. St Ruth's Bush, The corner House (Reel) 19. Farewell to Connaught, The Bucks of Oran-more (Reel) 20. Imelda Roland's & The Connolly Reel (Reel) 21. Sean Ryan's Jig & Leitrim Jig (Jig) 22. The good Natured Man & Kitty's Wedding (Hornpipes)
Advantages: Stunning scenery, good craic, not touristy Disadvantages: Slightly inaccessible
...When you think of holidays in Ireland, what do you think of? The beautiful green farmlands of Tipperary, the dramatic peaks and lake-pools of the Ring of Kerry, angling in the River Shannon, or enjoying the craic in the vibrant capital city Dublin? All of these are undoubtedly staples of an Irish holiday, but if you?re looking for something a bit more different ? why not try County Donegal...
...Top of the morning to ya! As an Irishman I know all that's worth knowing about the emerald isle and all the shenanigans that goes on there. I know there have been plenty of reviews by foreigners about my good country, but they can only give you a tourists view. The real Ireland lies beneath the shiny gloss and corporate lies. I'm here to unravel it for you.
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Advantages: Pleasant to do business with, competitive ferry prices when booked as a package Disadvantages: Credit Card supplements
...I have to admit, trying to find a cottage for a week?s holiday in Northern Ireland was quite a challenge. My internet research uncovered loads of sites, and it was a question of too many to choose from. I wanted a well kept fairly contemporary decorated home somewhere close to Portrush/Bushmills area, and it did seem that there were plenty to choose from. One site that I hit a few time...
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