Galway Voted World’s Friendliest City

The United States-based ‘Travel and Leisure Magazine’ has announced its latest ranking of the friendliest world cities and there is good news for Ireland, The west of Ireland has for generations been considered one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland and it seems that the beauty of the Connemara scenery is matched by the demeanor of its inhabitants. Galway has been voted the most friendly city in the world in what is sure to be a great boon to the Irish tourist industry. The city is a tourist hub with countless festivals within the town itself that serves as … Continue reading Galway Voted World’s Friendliest City

Ireland Among Most Peaceful Countries in the World

Ireland has ranked very well in the latest Global Peace Index The index is compiled by the nonprofit Institute for Economics and Peace and releases an annual report on the peacefulness of 162 of the world’s countries. 23 factors such as violent crime, weapons importation, prison population, political instability and internal conflict are all considered in the compilation of what has become an eagerly awaited ‘peace league table’. European countries claimed six of the top ten places reflecting the relative stability of the region. Ireland placed in twelfth position among the worlds most peaceful nations with the list headed by … Continue reading Ireland Among Most Peaceful Countries in the World

Phone Boxes May Be Removed From Irish Streets

For years the telephone boxes that were about the size of a large wardrobe dotted the streets of Ireland. On rainy days (it does sometimes rain in Ireland) they provided a safe haven for a minimum of two people (depending on stature) and it was no surprise to see as many as three adults squashed into these tiny apartments, away from the torrential downpour outside. Many have already been replaced by wall-mounted kiosks and it seems that the days of the remaining telephone boxes are numbered. Due to anti-social activity and the wide-spread usage of mobile phones there have been … Continue reading Phone Boxes May Be Removed From Irish Streets

Funny Irish Road Signs Found in Ireland

LEFT: A candidate for the best sign ever! (love the parachute guy) RIGHT: Spotted outside a lunchtime Restaurant in Dublin LEFT: Someone had too much time on their hands RIGHT: Political Poster not quite up to the job LEFT: County Leitrim. We agree – dont shoot tourists RIGHT: Dont stand on… something ?? LEFT: 100KM on this road/dirt-track! Please disobey this road sign RIGHT: Dont walk on the water? Good advice! LEFT: You wait there. I’ll be out in a minute RIGHT: Typical Tourist Town Blarney LEFT: Help! RIGHT: It’s not easy being a sheep in Ireland LEFT: The Irish … Continue reading Funny Irish Road Signs Found in Ireland

‘Loo with a View’ may revert to a Public Convenience

This is perhaps one of the strangest headlines we have ever penned but bear with us – it will make sense. At the very height of the property boom in Ireland a decade ago even the most obscure, tiny, or ridiculous piece of land was fetching equally ridiculous prices. The huge punt on the old ‘Glass Bottle’ factory site in Ringsend is perhaps the most infamous of these property gambles, tumbling as it did in value from 411 Million Euro to an estimated 40 Million Euro today. It is currently an unused field. But perhaps the full extent of our … Continue reading ‘Loo with a View’ may revert to a Public Convenience