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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Traveling Europe – A Chron-nicoles tour

Being back in Canada after having lived in Belgium and traveled Europe for over two years, I’m happy to be presenting and sharing my experiences at the University of Alberta’s International Week today. Looking back at the photos of all the places I’ve been made me realize that I took a LOT of pictures and that I remember each city vividly. It makes me want to go back and re-visit…

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Celebrate Arthur’s Day – Guinness brewer

Today: September 27, 2012 is Arthur’s Day! A day in which we celebrate and raise a glass of Guinness to Arthur Guinness, an Irish Brewer and founder of the Guinness brewery. In 1759, Arthur Guinness took a 9,000 year lease on the four-acre brewery in St. James’s Gate for an annual rent of 45 pounds. Another fun fact is that he went on to have 21 children with his wife,…

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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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