Monday, June 20, 2011

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Magical Tree of Steel on Flickr.

Towers of Blarney on Flickr.


Two-hundred-and-fifty-two sets of twins and triplets gathered in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, last weekend, beating the record for the most sets of multiples recorded in Ireland in the same place at the same time. The parade was led by Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf, the formerly conjoined twins who were separated at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London a year ago.


The Darkness are set to embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland this November and December. The dates for the tour are -

08 - LIVERPOOL O2 Academy
09 - EDINBURGH HMV Picture House
10 - GLASGOW O2 Academy
12 - NEWCASTLE, O2 Academy
13 - MANCHESTER, Academy
14 - BRISTOL, O2 Academy
16 - BRIGHTON, Dome
17 - SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
18 - BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy
20 - CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
21 - SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
22 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
25 - LONDON HMV Hammersmith Apollo
04 - DUBLIN Olympia
05 - BELFAST Ulster Hall

Meath, Ireland

Fairy Fort

Really, CNN?

Firstly, does anyone really do this? And if they do, I then ask travelers/future travelers, how hard is it to do a little research on the country you’re visiting before you go and get yourself into trouble?

Secondly, I’m pretty sure Ireland was a dominion of the Crown until 1949. 

This whole article makes me a little angry. I was lucky enough to get to spend 5 months in Ireland, but most people don’t get that much time to see the hidden gems of the place. When visiting somewhere you should do what YOU want to do, and if you only have a few days then by all means hit up the touristy stuff. Hopefully you’ll be lucky enough to get to come back (hopefully you’ll want to!) and then you can take that chance to explore more of what the country has to offer. 

I’ve been to London twice now, and both times I did touristy things. And both times I had only a few days but I still had a fantastic time. Bottom line, traveling is about more than what you do, and seeing the most or “the best” things/attractions do not necessarily guarantee the time of your life. 

Seriously though, research. It’s awesome.  

Bowling for Soup , get yer asses back to Ireland!

P052311PS-1253 by The White House on Flickr.

Obama loves beer!

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