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This Week’s Headlines

May 31, 2009
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corey says…Here’s our favorite headlines from the week (our timing is a little different this week because of holiday travel). Follow us on Twitter for the all the latest news www.twitter.com/irishfireside

Best time of year to visit Ireland www.associatedcontent.com/article/1780946/the_best_time_of_year_to_visit_ireland.html?cat=16

Complete guide to Ireland’s east coast. www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/the-complete-guide-to-the-east-coast-of-ireland-456232.html

Aer Lingus Stealth Charges for flights within Europe www.mneylon.com/blog/archives/2009/05/27/more-aer-lingus-stealth-charges/

Boston…the heart of Irish-American? www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/travel/2009/0530/1224247719554.html

Bank holiday weekend in IRE & 150,000 people expected to visit Galway for the Ocean racing festival. www.rte.ie/news/2009/0530/volvo.html

Oldest Irish Business in America celebrates June 6. Who? Where? www.brownesmarket.com/Street%20Faire.html (via @IrishRootsCafe)

This is a beautiful County Cork ballad http://twiturm.com/iq0k . To listen to more of these please visit http://celticharpmusic.com/UserPages/join.aspx (via @anneroos)

Tourists targeted in Bank Holiday road safety campaign www.advertiser.ie/mayo/article/1287

Digital tourism hits Ireland www.siliconrepublic.com/news/article/13067/new-media/the-era-of-digital-tourism-hits-ireland

Would you believe that cows are a key part of Co. Clare’s conservation efforts to protect The Burren? www.diddlyi.com/profiles/blogs/bovines-the-burren-and-a (via @Diddlyi)

Report from an Irish getaway. www.pnwlocalnews.com/north_king/bkn/community/46019747.html

Ireland Travel 101 book just published by @irelandexpert. We give it 5 golden shamrocks 😉 www.irelandexpert.com/IrelandTravel101.html

A wonderful garden in a gorgeous village. Woodstock Gardens in Inistioge www.attractionsmanagement.com/newsdetail1.cfm?codeID=127773&CFID=12451048&CFTOKEN=17922349

Driving time between Dublin-Cork cut as €174m motorway section opens www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/sncwgbaukf/rss2

Derry City in Northern Ireland has free Wi-Fi throughout the city… AMAZING!!! “Wireless City”. (via @mindieb @IrishStudies)

New E-news published. Corey & Liam Welcome the Summer Travel Season – http://eepurl.com/bpcl

Quick notes on Cork. hwww.walesonline.co.uk/travel/travel-news/2009/05/23/city-snaps-cork-91466-23692238

Guinness Celebrates 250 Years http://drinkwiththewench.com/2009/05/03/guinness-celebrates-250-years

Sigh, no longer Irish-made… Jacob’s biscuits ceased manufacturing in Ireland this afternoon www.rte.ie/news/2009/0522/jacobs.html (via @RTEnewsIreland)

Belfast’s eye-catching big wheel wants to keep on turning for two more years http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/8064514.stm (via @bbcnireland)

Best Pubs in Dublin http://www.smh.com.au/travel/top-spots-to-be-sure-20090514-b49h.html (via @kathika)

LOVE irish castles: www.trazzler.com/trips/king-johns-castle-in-carlingford-ireland (via @WanderingEds)\

Connemara – you have voted it the most beautiful place in Ireland? What do you think? www.diddlyi.com/profiles/blogs/the-latest-diddlyi-poll-2 (via @Diddlyi)

Value of the $ is slipping against the €, but it’s still better than it was last summer! http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/0522/breaking46.htm

Irish airlines told to make fares clearer on websites. www.independent.ie/business/irish/irish-airlines–told-to-make–fares-clearer-on-websites-1739861.html

A walk around Avondale Forest Park www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/travel/2009/0516/1224246667738.html

A highlight from the Irish-American Roadtrip. Hoolie in Phoenix. www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0c7tl4bzEk

More Irish “Did You Know?www.diddlyi.com/profiles/blogs/ireland-did-you-know-14

Only in Ohio this June! Check out the list of music for the Riverfront Irish fest on www.riverfrontirishfest.com (via @riverfrontirish)

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