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Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Dual Nationality, Holding Multiple Passports

Today on Tuesday’s Travel Essentials it’s time to take advantage of all the passports you can get. You’ll need them – trust me. When you go travelling, your passports fill up quickly with visas and stamps so it’s essential to have a back up – dual nationality and multiple passports is the best way to Read more about Tuesday’s Travel Essentials: Dual Nationality, Holding Multiple Passports[…]

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World Borders: How to get from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland (Belfast to Dublin train)

** STOP PRESS!! This article was written a while back and scheduled long before this week’s fire on the Belfast to Dublin train, so please bear that in mind…** (this is the first time since starting DSL in 2007 I have had to do this…) // I’m sure a lot of you reading will be Read more about World Borders: How to get from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland (Belfast to Dublin train)[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin

At some point in life I realised that Guinness is my favourite drink. I can’t remember when. My first legal Guinness was in a pub called Wolseys in Bangor, Northern Ireland. My first trip to the Guinness Brewery in Dublin was in 2003. But earlier this year I decided it was time to head to Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin[…]

Australia v Ireland (Lansdowne Cup)- Rugby Union in Brisbane, June 2010

It must be stressed than generally in life: 1. I HATE rugby 2. I HATE anything associated with bringing the two countries in Ireland together However over the years I have gotten into rugby a lot more mainly due to the Ulster rugby team winning the European Cup in 1999, but also my time here Read more about Australia v Ireland (Lansdowne Cup)- Rugby Union in Brisbane, June 2010[…]

BEING NORTHERN IRISH: an identity crisis??

Politics aside…being from Northern Ireland has often led to confusion over the years. I find most people still use the word Ireland to describe as my country, Ireland isn’t in fact a country, but is an island consisting of two countries, Northern Ireland (of six counties, and of British occupation but whose residents are free Read more about BEING NORTHERN IRISH: an identity crisis??[…]

In Dublin’s Fair City…

Or Devonport as the case may be, “where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone, as she wheeled her wheelbarrow through streets broad and narrow singing ‘cockles and mussels, alive, alive, OH!’”, basically that song, based on a supposed pretty fish seller in Dublin whether fictional or not Read more about In Dublin’s Fair City…[…]

Liam Misses The Point: Oasis live in Dublin, December 1997

When I look back now, its pretty incredible. I saw Oasis twice at their peak, and in all honesty the only way was down for my favourite band. I had been to Cork the previous year to watch Oasis in August 1996. This particular gig crept up really really quickly when I was 17, the Read more about Liam Misses The Point: Oasis live in Dublin, December 1997[…]

Oasis Live At Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Corcaigh, Republic of Ireland, August 1996

                          I mentioned the mega Oasis gig in Cork before on a post on my love for the band, however individually on this blog I plan to review and detail each major concert/gig I’ve attended, and so it begins in August 1996. Colin Read more about Oasis Live At Pairc Ui Chaoimh, Corcaigh, Republic of Ireland, August 1996[…]