Tag Archives for Ireland

Life in the Countryside

  For anyone interested in seeing what life in the Irish countryside is like, a great place to go for a day is Causey Farm! Causey Farm is a beautiful farm located in Kells, which is about an hour outside of Dublin. The farm is a family owned business run by the Murtagh family, who […]

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An Aran Island Adventure

Dublin is a beautiful city, and is a wonderful place to visit during your time on Ireland’s east coast. However, Ireland’s west coast also has much to offer and is a beautiful place to visit during your stay in Ireland. One of the more rugged areas along the west coast is the Aran Islands, which […]

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Butler’s Chocolate Experience

Did you know that out near the Dublin Airport is a real-life Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory? Well, there is! Butler’s Chocolates are an Irish chocolate brand with a working factory just a short drive from Dublin city centre.   Butler’s Chocolates was founded in 1932 by Marion Butler under the name Chez Nous Chocolates. She […]

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Touring Northern Ireland

Many visitors to Ireland like the idea of getting out of Dublin and seeing some more of the country, but there isn’t always time to spend multiple days doing it. The good news is, Darby O’Gill Tours does a lovely day tour up to Northern Ireland!   The tour begins at 7:30am at the Custom […]

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Ariel House; Broadway Comes to Dublin

The hit musical, Once, opened in Dublin last weekend and is a wonderful way to spend an evening out on the town! The musical is being performed at the Olympia Theatre every evening at eight o’clock and on Saturday afternoons at three o’clock.   Once is a beautiful musical which follows the story of a […]

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Ariel House; Getting to know Irish Gaelic

You may have noticed during your stay here in Dublin that Irish Gaelic is printed on all the street signs and buses. Irish plays an important historic and cultural role in Ireland, so to help you get more acquainted with the country and its people, I’ve interviewed one of my professors who is fluent in […]

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Ariel House; It’s Always Teatime in Dublin

I enjoy a good pint as much as the next person, but when it all boils down to it, I’m much more of a tea drinker. To help out all of you who would much prefer spending the afternoon with scones and pots of Orange Pekoe, I’ve gone on a little coffee tour of Dublin […]

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Ariel House; All About Bloomsday

One of the things Dublin is most famous for is as being the home of the renowned writer, James Joyce. Joyce famously wrote the novel Ulysses, which is set in Dublin and follows the adventures and misadventures of a young man named Leopold Bloom who is out looking for a son. The book takes place […]

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Ariel House; What’s in Wicklow?

One of the wonderful things about Dublin is how close it is to nature. Just an hour south of the city is the beautiful Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glendalough Valley. This is a great way to spend the day hiking, walking, or taking in the scenery and relaxing by the lake. If you’d like […]

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Ariel House; A Day on the DART

If you’ve got a free day to spare and aren’t sure what to do with it, a wonderful option is to spend a day on the Dublin rail system, the DART. The train travels up and down the Dublin coast, with great views along the way and some lovely villages to stroll through.     […]

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