1 07, 2014

Tenon’s Top 10 Favorite Irish Microbreweries

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You probably know about the big beer brands in Ireland – Guinness, Smithwick’s, etc., but did you also know that Ireland offers hundreds of delicious microbrews? As Irish beer goes, you’ll find an incredible array of tastes here.   Tenon’s Top 10 Favorite Irish Microbreweries:   Porterhouse Bar In the heart of the Temple Bar […]

25 06, 2014

Top 10 Festivals in Ireland

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As you plan your trip to Ireland, you might be wondering what festivals in Ireland you could attend. Why do we suggest you plan it out? For one, Ireland only has a few major cities. The major festivals in Ireland are held in Dublin. Outside of Dublin, quaint villages dominate Ireland, making it difficult to […]

5 12, 2013

Tenon Tours Irish Travel Agency

As a leader in Irish travel, Tenon Tours needed additional website content to help publicize their passion for Ireland.  Heavily keyworded for SEO marketing, these blog posts were designed to take their inbound marketing campaign to the next level. Tips for Buying the Best Guide Books for Ireland 10 Irish Phrases to Learn The Irish

29 11, 2013

Instruments Used in Traditional Irish Music

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We all know the harp is a famous Irish symbol. But do we know its Irish music roots? Let’s take a look at a few of the main instruments used in Irish music (and make sure to see some traditional musicians on your next trip to Ireland!): Harp This ancient instrument has been part of […]

27 11, 2013

Top 10 Benefits of Retiring in Ireland (from the U.S.A.)

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What sparked our interest in retiring in Ireland? During a recent tour of Ireland, a couple approaching the end of their working years started discussing their plan to relocate overseas. They suggested the foreign countries they were considering; they want to look into retiring in Ireland. Well, when you fall in love with the Emerald […]

25 11, 2013

Top 10 Irish Nicknames

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Let’s face it; sometimes nicknames aren’t very nice. And we absolutely do not condone all of the nicknames below. Just like the Irish stereotypes we’ve referenced previously, nicknames, for one reason or another, are what arise out of a misunderstanding of a culture. You might be surprised to learn that not just Americans have used […]

20 11, 2013

The Lonely Planet World Food Guide to Ireland Food

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If tasting the culinary delicacies of a country is one of your main travel goals, then make sure you count Ireland in! You may at first balk at the idea of a food tour of Ireland; however, Ireland is certainly up and coming in the culinary world – it’s not just about meat and potatoes […]

13 11, 2013

The Irish Hotel Ballymaloe House Has Its Own Cookbook

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Here’s what happened: While I was looking for an Irish cookbook for traditional Irish food recipes I found one that was related to the Ballymaloe House. And the story is just as fascinating an Irish tale as any I usually have the occasion to tell. On your next vacation to Ireland, you might consider stopping […]

16 10, 2013

Dispelling Irish Stereotypes: The Irish Have the Gift of Gab

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When we first saw this Irish stereotype, we wondered how anyone could suggest an entire culture of people were all talkers. So, where did this one come from? It should only take us a few moments of your time to completely throw it out the window. Are you ready? We’ll break this Irish stereotype down […]

14 10, 2013

Irish Whiskey Merchanting: The Business Behind the Booze

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I thought writing a little blog about the business of Irish whiskey would be easy. I’d do 10 minutes of research, then spout off a bunch of facts relevant to the business behind the booze. Wrong. For one, Irish whiskey must be made in Ireland. We know that much, right? But what about all the […]