Gin distilleries are the latest craze in Ireland, sparking competition and a virtual liquor revolution on the Emerald Isle.
The Guinness Factory at St James Gate is the most popular tourist attraction in Ireland, not only because the beer is so famous, but the interactive displays and history is very interesting and the tour includes beer samples.
Bringing the Dead to Life: Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery By Faye S. Wolfe Beyond the obvious reason, to mourn the dear departed, why do people visit cemeteries? My recent visit to Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery brought back childhood memories of enjoying time in graveyards. The eighteenth-century burying ground in my hometown had a peculiar allure for me […]
Bloomsday: A Celebration of James Joyce in his Native City By Faye S. Wolfe James Joyce spent his formative years in and around Dublin, drinking, writing, singing, studying, falling in love, and hating his homeland. With good reason, maybe. After trying for years to find a publisher for The Dubliners, he got into a wrangle […]
Five Fab Things to Do in Dublin By Faye S. Wolfe Three hundred years ago Boston-born Benjamin Franklin dubbed Dublin a “magnificent city.” That’s still true. Historic, lively, and stylish, Dublin’s got plenty to do and see, yet it’s manageable, a city on a human scale. (Its tallest building, part of Google’s European headquarters, is […]