“Tedfest” – The Father Ted Festival: Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare

The Father Ted festival pays homage to the classic TV comedy series Father Ted. The show starred a predominantly Irish cast which focused on misadventures of three priests and their housekeeper living on Craggy Island — a remote isle off the coast of Ireland.     The show was critically acclaimed, receiving multiple BAFTA awards, and remains … More “Tedfest” – The Father Ted Festival: Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare

Póg mo Throne: Northern Ireland as Westeros

HBO’s fantasy epic Game of Thrones first hit television screens back in 2011 and has since become a phenomenon. The series, based on George R.R. Martin’s novels, sits atop the IMDB top 250 for television and has been an enormous financial and critical success, raking in hundreds of awards and billions of dollars. It’s also … More Póg mo Throne: Northern Ireland as Westeros

Celtic Celebrations: Tidings of the Seasons

Celebrate the Celtic four main seasonal festivals: Imbolc, Bealtane, Lughnasadh and Samhain. Imbolc takes place on the first day of February and it marks the spring season. Imbolc means ‘purification’, and it’s associated with Brigit, a pagan Irish goddess who later converted to Christianism and is regarded as a saint. During this celebration, the pagan … More Celtic Celebrations: Tidings of the Seasons