The Irish National Famine Way: A Transmedia Story

The National Irish Famine Way is Ireland’s newest accredited national heritage trail that runs approximately 165 km from Strokestown, Roscommon, to Dublin, Ireland. The National Famine Way is a project that I’m honoured to have participated in over the past year. The story starts at the height of the famine in 1847 (Black ’47) when 1,490 Irish tenants of Strokestown Park Estate including men, women and children walked six days…

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Doolin – A must-see village in Ireland

Doolin. It might not sound like the most sophisticated name for a village, but it should be on your must-see list when visiting Ireland. On the west coast, near the Cliffs of Moher, Doolin is a place that I’m dying to see again. It was only a drive through the winding narrow roads that gave me a glimpse of Doolin. The town has everything, stone walls lining the road, open…

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Cliffs of Moher – One of Ireland’s Natural Wonders

The Cliffs of Moher (correct me if I’m wrong, pronounced in English: cliffs of “more”) are located in the south-west of Ireland near the very pretty city of Doolin, in County Clare, Ireland. Ireland is divided into counties rather than provinces as in Canada or States as in the US. Renting a car and driving on the “wrong” side of the road (left) and sitting in the driver’s seat on…

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Writer Enrichment: Dublin’s Writer’s Museum

Welcome to Writers’ Uni-Verse-City (or WUVC for short because every university has an acronym), a place where writers/bloggers can meet to discuss the craft of writing in the Internet age. WUVC will involve independent research, setting a curriculum and hopefully finding other participants (like you – readers/bloggers/writers) to: chip in, give tips, suggest books and other materials for study, teach me the ways of the warrior writer, and offer to guest post here at…

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Exploring Dublin, Ireland

Ireland is a country that I’ve always wanted to visit since I was kid. As most people know, Dublin is the capital city and is the most often visited by tourists. Of course going to Ireland, I wanted to visit Dublin, but I was more interested and excited about seeing other parts of Ireland – like the smaller cities and the countryside. But after arriving in downtown Dublin, I was…

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