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This Week’s Irish-Interest Headlines

June 24, 2009
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corey says…

This week’s collection of headlines from around the internet… as posted to our twitter feed.

Blarney Stone: Gross www.irishcentral.com/travel/The-Blarney-Stone-is-the-dirtiest-rock-on-the-planet-48273567.html OR Not Gross www.diddlyi.com/profiles/blogs/the-blarney-stone-is (via @Diddlyi)

Video: An Irish Weaver’s Rugged Remote Life www.connemara.net/video/index.aspx?videoid=QI1FMoIFd_A (via @irishthymes)

Ice cream stop on Slea Head Drive/Dingle Peninsula http://icecreamireland.com/2009/06/23/milseoga-ui-mhurchu-ar-imeall-na-mara/

Dublin Pride Festival 2009 28June 09 & includes the annual Dublin Pride Parade. www.dublinpride.org (via @dorascuiltravel via @Cassidys_Hotel)

Solutions to 4 common packing problems www.independenttraveler.com/resources/article.cfm?AID=912&category=9 (via @TravelEditor)

Some more info on Guinness’ 250th year celebrations www.diddlyi.com/profiles/blogs/something-for-everyone-in (via @Diddlyi)

Riverdance, now in its 14th year of touring, returns to the Gaiety Theatre from the 23June-30Aug http://www.visitdublin.com/Events/MajorEventsInDublin/Detail.aspx?id=233&mid=5483 (via @VisitDublin)

Irish Famine as seen through census data: www.irishcentral.com (via @megansmolenyak)

Planning a trip to Ireland? Do not forget to follow the new Irish Whiskey Trail www.irelandwhiskeytrail.com (via @Whiskyfun)

Café at Belfast Zoo on the Antrim Road has been destroyed in a fire. www.rte.ie/news/2009/0623/belfast.html (via @RTEnewsIreland)

Travelling to Galway from Dublin airport? @GobusGalway now have free WiFi on all coaches (via @AerLingusStuff)

The Maureen O’Hara Legacy Centre in the works for Glengarriff. I’d love to get invited to the opening of that! www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/sneygbidgb/rss2/

Adult Irish step and sean-nos dance classes in Cambridge MA this summer http://www.kieranjordan.com/classes.php?id=c-weekly.html (via @irishthymes)
Photos from the Street Performance World Championships in Dublin http://pix.ie/group/spwc

Reading very well written: 10 Reasons to Visit Ireland www.articlealley.com/article_868583_29.html (via @LuxuryIreland)

The ultimate guide to Dublin beaches www.independent.ie/travel/inside-ireland/the-ultimate-guide-to-dublin-beaches-1772748.html (via @TourismMarketer)

Rowdy teens! Open top sightseeing bus, with 40 tourists on board, was stoned in west Belfast. www.rte.ie/news/2009/0621/bus.html (via @RTEnewsIreland)

Check this out – Irish dancing arcade game? www.diddlyi.com/video/irish-stepmania (via @Diddlyi)

The end of the sacred Spice Burger and other random Irish news www.diddlyi.com/profiles/blogs/the-random-irish-news-roundup-1 (via @Diddlyi)

Very cheap Ireland fares: $301 R/T for summer travel!
http://www.independenttraveler.com/bargainbox/detail.cfm?BID=061809usairways&CID=1 @TravelEditor @jessiev

First part of 38km Dublin mountain trail opens
www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/0620/1224249190179.html (via @TourismMarketer)

Very useful Boards.ie thread – best breakfasts in Dublin for under a tennerwww.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2055596233 (via @darraghdoyle)

Aer Lingus flights starting at €14.99 between Ireland & other pars of Europe. Sept’09-Mar’10 http://blog.flylowcostairlines.org/2009/06/18/aer-lingus-offers-budget-flights-from-e1499/

Ireland’s Ring of Dingle is a great alternative to the tourist clogged Ring of Kerry http://blog.brillianttrips.com/2009/06/irelands-ring-of-dingle/ (via @BrilliantTips @wandermom)

Two Ireland spots make the Top Ten Nude Beaches list www.irishcentral.com/travel/The-worlds-best-nude-beaches-Isle-be-seeing-you-in-Ireland.html. Which is good because nobody packs swimming trunks when going to Eire.

A guide to Limerick’s King John’s Castle www.associatedcontent.com/article/1857233/a_guide_to_king_johns_castle_limerick.html

What to do in Belfast this summer – best summer events www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/festivalsandevents/5560711/Belfasts-best-summer-events.html (@TelegraphTravel @EngagingIreland)

You’re invited to visit us on Facebook too. www.facebook.com/pages/Irish-Fireside/76119078717?ref=ts

The latest must-have book on Irish-travel www.irelandexpert.com/IrelandTravel101.html

Oodles of factoids about Ireland www.mcalesternews.com/features/local_story_164190757.html

I’m sick about all the flight cuts to Shannon. I love flying in & out of SNN. http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2009/06/12/aer_lingus_slashes_winter_service_over_atlantic/?rss_id=Boston.com+–+Latest+news

Village of Adare holding its own during downturn www1.live95fm.ie/news/detail.asp?article_id=8A817CF1-D162-4AB6-B8C0-E2F7A9E5BDAD

Pour the perfect pint & win a trip to Dublin.
www.pourfectdublin.com Much easier when someone else pours!

Liam attempts a wee bit of Irish poetry https://irishfireside.wordpress.com/2009/06/16/my-bedroom-tale-of-woe-a-poem/

Cool morphing faces on video promo for Galway Arts Festival ’09 July 13-26 (via @galwayartsfest @irishthymes)

Did you know that the smallest ever Irish woman was only 34 inches tall and called the “Irish Fairy”? www.diddlyi.com/profiles/blogs/ireland-did-you-know-16 (via @Diddlyi)

Browne’s Irish Market @BrownesIrish in KC makes The Irish Emigrant w/122nd Anniversary www.irishemigrant.com/ie/go.asp?p=story&storyID=4528 (via @irishkc @ThoseTwoGirlsPR)

Some contemporary cooking with the Irish folks at @lovecreamcheese http://www.youtube.com/user/YeatsCountryFoods

Authentic Irish Experience Fail. http://failblog.org/2009/05/01/authentic-fail/

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