Ireland's West Coast: Culture and History

Discover the history and culture surrounding Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way
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"For I would ride with you upon the wind, Run on the top of the disheveled tide, And dance upon the mountains like a flame" -W.B. Yeats

take me out of this dull house! Let me have all the freedom I have lost.For I would ride with you upon the wind, run on the top of the disheveled tide, and dance upon the mountains like a flame" (W.B Yeats).

The Vikings eventually settled down in the lands they had conquered. By 950, the Vikings had stopped raiding in Ireland and developed instead as traders and settled in the lands around their towns. The Vikings in England largely became farmers and fishermen. The Vikings left many placenames in Ireland including: Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Wexford, Strangford, Leixlip, Carlingford, Youghal, Howth, Dalkey and Fingall. A few of their words were also adopted into the Irish language.

The Vikings eventually settled down in the lands they had conquered. By the Vikings had stopped raiding in Ireland and developed instead as traders and settled in the lands around their towns. The Vikings in England largely became farmers and fisherm

Irish Cultural Artifacts - From aran sweaters to claddagh rings, many of the patterns and designs used in traditional Irish clothing and jewelry have hidden symbolism and can be traced to intriguing Irish stories and legends. Image Credit:  http://www.murphyofireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Murphy-of-Ireland-Infographic.jpg

Irish Cultural Artifacts - From aran sweaters to claddagh rings, many of the patterns and designs used in traditional Irish clothing and jewelry have hidden symbolism and can be traced to intriguing Irish stories and legends.

The history and origins of traditional Irish music - IrishCentral.com

This infographic entitled 'Traditional Irish Music and Instruments' is an overview of the origins of Irish traditional music and instruments from the Celts in

Planning travel around County Galway? Don't miss the Dan O'Hara Homestead and Connemara Heritage Centre for Irish migration history and a working farm with animals!

Ireland's Most Unexpected Best Tourist Attraction

Planning travel around County Galway, Ireland? Don't miss the Dan O'Hara Homestead and Connemara Heritage Centre for Irish migration history and a working farm with animals!

Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory,1852 –1932, born Isabella Augusta Persse, was an Irish dramatist & folklorist. With William Butler Yeats & Edward Martyn, she co-founded the Irish Literary Theatre & the Abbey Theatre. She wrote numerous short works for both companies. Lady Gregory produced a number of books of retellings of stories taken from Irish mythology.

Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory March 1852 – 22 May born Isabella Augusta Persse, was an Irish dramatist, folklorist and close friends with W.

At last! A GPS-guided cultural audio tour #roadtrip app for Ireland! FREE!     AppStore: http://bit.ly/2rWuNjW & GooglePlay: http://bit.ly/2ubybbm

A GPS-guided cultural audio tour app for Ireland!

At last! A GPS-guided cultural audio tour #roadtrip app for Ireland! FREE!

A GPS-guided cultural audio tour app for Ireland!

At last! A hands-free audio tour app for motorists on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way driving route! Discover the prodigious cultural heritage of one of Ireland's most beautiful counties: Clare.     App and video by Cultural Roadmapp, June 2017.

A hands-free audio tour app for motorists on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way driving route! Discover the prodigious cultural heritage of one of Ireland's most beautiful counties: Clare. App and video by Cultural Roadmapp, June

Happy birthday, John Millington Synge! Synge was a significant player in Ireland’s Literary Renaissance. Learn more about his love for Ireland’s west coast in our newest blog post! http://bit.ly/1Sg8zBy

Visit the world famous Aran Islands - the traditional heart of Ireland! This is a private tour which departs Dublin daily by appointment.

County Mayo features many sites connected to St. Patrick. Here are some of the best places to explore along the Wild Atlantic Way.

County Mayo features many sites connected to St. Here are some of the best places to explore along the Wild Atlantic Way.

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