A collection of Celtic FairyA very nice example of world heritage for childrenA collection of Celtic Fairy TalesWhile I have endeavoured to render the language of the tales simple and free from bookish artifice, I have not felt at liberty to retell the tales in the English way. I have not scrupled to retain a Celtic turn of speech, and here and there a Celtic word, which I have not explained within brackets-a practice to be abhorred of all good men. A few words unknown to the reader only add effectiveness and local colour to a narrative, as Mr. Kipling well knows.One characteristic of the Celtic folklore I have endeavoured to represent in my selection, because it is nearly unique at the present day in Europe. Nowhere else is there so large and consistent a body of oral tradition about the national and mythical heroes as amongst the Gaels. Only the byline, or hero-songs of Russia, equal in extent the amount of knowledge about the heroes of the past that still exists among the Gaelic-speaking peasantry of Scotland and Ireland. And the Irish tales and ballads have this peculiarity, that some of them have been extant, and can be traced for well nigh a thousand years. I have selected as a specimen of this class the Story of Deirdre, collected among the Scotch peasantry a few years ago, into which I have been able to insert a passage taken from an Irish vellum of the twelfth century. I could have more than filled this volume with similar oral traditions about Finn (the Fingal of Macpherson's "Ossian"). But the story of Finn, as told by the Gaelic peasantry of to-day, deserves a volume by itself, while the adventures of the Ultonian hero, Cuchulain, could easily fill another.Authors, VariousFables are World Heritage
What could be better than enjoying Irish whiskey in Dublin's great whiskey bars? Soak up the local flavour with a bespoke whiskey experience in Ireland's capital city with your very own whiskey expert.Sip five different styles of Irish whiskey ranging from Dublin’s own Teeling whiskey to Green Spot - one of Dublin's best kept whiskey secrets. We share the knowledge to answer the questions - Who invented whiskey? What is the difference between Irish & Scotch? How do you make whiskey? Our tours are kept small in size so everyone gets to enjoy feeling part of a special Dublin experience. We only use premium Irish whiskey - so no burning sensation or bad taste left in your mouth. Our bars are situated close to each other so you stay dry and warm in Dublin’s famous wet weather - this is not a walking tour or pub crawl.
Our cycling tours are designed by cyclists for cyclists, Our Tour Director who designs all our ride routes is Ireland's only Ride with GPS Ambassador, awarded for his masterful knowledge of Ireland's Wild Atlantic WayAll cycling tours are fully supported with a guide who has superb local knowledge and a support vehicle for luggage transfers, supplies. Our Coffee stops and lunch stops are all handpicked for there delicious coffee, cakes and Irish Hospitality.
PLEASE NOTE THE QUOTED PRICE IS PER PERSON AND NOT PER VEHICLE. THIS BOOKING IS SUITED TO 2 or 3 TRAVELLERS. Follow in the footsteps of the legendary Irish poet and Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney on this private 8-hour tour from Belfast. Discover the work of the great Irish writer as you explore his home county of South Derry, Northern Ireland; visit locations made famous in his poetry; tour the newly opened Seamus Heaney HomePlace museum, and visit Heaney’s resting place in Bellaghy Graveyard.Whether you’re a Seamus Heaney novice or a scholar of his body of work, this tour will be intimate, moving and arresting in equal measure, delivered with the characteristic humour, knowledge and subtlety of a fellow Bellaghy native.
The 1916 Rebellion Walking Tour was founded in 1996 by Lorcan Collins, author, historian and Dubliner. This two hour walking tour meets daily at The International Bar where participants receive a copy of the 1916 Proclamation and some explanatory literature. After a brief introduction to the build up to the Easter Rising of 1916 the tour then visits the sites of the revolutionary period including the GPO, City Hall and Dublin Castle. The tour also covers the War of Independence when Michael Collins battled for Irish freedom from 1919-21 and also includes a discussion on the Irish Civil War, 1922-23. The tour is highly educational but also great fun and very interactive. Prior knowledge of events is not required.
You are in Dublin for a good time. . not a long time!Whether its old Victorian pubs, Irish whiskey bars, crazy cocktails, secret speak-easys, the best Guinness in Dublin, real locals bars or the very best traditional Irish music & dancing.I drive you around and take care of you in a customized selection, curated just for you + a little Irish history & music as we go.I know Dublin and Dublin knows me. . you will feel the culture of our Dublin pubs and do what we do. Along the way there will be some passing by historical sights and the pubs themselves are the spirit of Dublin, buzzing with the chatter of locals, the sound of laughter and many a great singer and a fiddle or 3.My extensive local knowledge, contacts and passion will get more done in our time than you could ever dream of. The only down side will be my sad face watching you drink the best Guinness in the best pubs in the world. ; )See you in Dublin!Eamonn.
Our drivers and guides are local, with unsurpassed knowledge and love of the area of Wicklow. We take you to the out of the way hidden gems, so many movies have been filmed in the Wicklow/Glendalough area....Braveheart, P.S. I love you, Vikings, Michael Collins....the list is endless. A day crammed full of natural beauty in the company of some of the best guides Ireland has to offer. Liberty Irish Tours leads the way....
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Experience more in Sligo with your guide to the waves Seamus Mc Goldrick. This professional bodyboarder and Strandhill native offers the best surf experiences for youths, adults, families and groups along Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way in a safe, fun environment. This 2.5 hour guided experience includes all surfing equipment, access to changing rooms and showers. Just bring swimming gear and a towel. Seamus is an expert surfer, a level 1 + 2 Irish Surfing instructor and qualified beach lifeguard. He has been surfing in Strandhill his whole life and is also keen to share his knowledge of and passion for the ancient history of Sligo.“Come to our surf school and be looked after by our professional Irish Surfing instructors. We create surfing and bodyboarding experiences that you won’t forget on Ireland’s best beach break at Strandhill in County Sligo.” - Seamus Mc Goldrick