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Celebrating St.Patrick’s Day in Dublin

Whoever said Dublin isn’t the best place to celebrate St.Patrick’s Day certainly wasn’t doing it right. There are some festivals and celebrations you should go to at least once in your life; Oktoberfest in Munich, Carnival in Rio, Hogmanay in Edinburgh, La Tomatina in Spain, Burning Man in Nevada… …and St.Patrick’s Day in Ireland. St.Patrick’s […]

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Dingle Town

Colourful Dingle Town

The most famous attraction in Dingle Town is Fungie the dolphin, which is a surprisingly odd name for a dolphin don’t you think? Sounds like a mushroom. But this fully grown male bottlenose dolphin, which is rather large at 4 metres long, has been hanging around Dingle Harbour since 1984 and visitors can take boat […]

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Beautiful Scenery on the Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

I love Ireland. In most places, if it was grey and rainy, I would be less than impressed. But somehow Ireland gets away with dodgy weather. It’s almost a requirement that it’s cloudy in Ireland, and the landscape still looks beautiful and poetic. For the Slea Head drive, however, the sunshine decided to make a brief appearance. […]

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cliffs of moher

Visiting the Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher are one of the most famous tourist sights in Ireland, so naturally Paddywagon took us to see them. Before we disembarked the bright green tour bus, our guide, Mark, warned us: The Cliffs are 214 metres high at the tallest point, and cover 8km of coastline on the West Coast of […]

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A Walking Tour of Derry

After a day exploring The Giant’s Causeway and crossing the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge in Antrim on our Paddywagon adventure, we settled in our hostel in Derry for the night. Part of the Paddy’s Palace family, the Derry hostel has a really homely feel with big leather armchairs and a cosy dining room, so it was […]

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