Golden Moments

Welcome to our Golden Moments section. Here you will find a random collection of stories, news, offers, reviews and events that we hope may be of interest.


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The Golden Ireland Team


James Joyce, Ulysses and Bloomsday: what you NEED to know

Date: June 2018   Destination: Dublin

Thanks to Tourism Ireland for the following article on James Joyce, Ulysses and Bloomsday. Hands up how many people have read James Joyce’s entire...

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My Hometown Competition Winner

Date: June 2018   Destination: Ireland

Congratulations to Ms Vivienne Foley from Cork who was the recent winner of The Golden Ireland/Bellbridge House Hotel competition. A big thank you to...

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Date: May 2018   Destination: Urris, Co Donegal
Author: Sheila Meade

Bordered by hills and Loch Swilly’s shores lies the valley of Urris, Clonmany In the Inishowen peninsula, north east Donegal, Urris is where I am...

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Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim

Date: May 2018   Destination: Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim.
Author: Peggy Lynch

My name is Danú. I am the Goddess of the Tuatha de Dannan, that ancient mythological race that inhabited Ireland in Celtic era. I am a new comer to...

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Glasnevin & The Botanic Gardens

Date: May 2018   Destination: Glasnevin, Dublin 9
Author: Breda Nathan

You grew up near Botanic Gardens you knew every cranny and nook. You never needed social media The flowers and your favourite book. But the beauty,...

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My Hometown/Kinsale,Co.Cork.

Date: May 2018   Destination: Kinsale, Co. Cork.
Author: Vivienne O'Brien

Standing on the star shaped Charlesfort, the sea all before me, I am on top of the world, ready to fight any battle, like those brave souls before...

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My Adopted Hometown

Date: May 2018   Destination: Drimoleague, Co Cork
Author: Bentley Buxton

A small sleepy village was Drimoleague County Cork in 1976 A young Malaysian came to visit and sample the welcome Warm and embracing as the weather...

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My Newcastlewest

Date: May 2018   Destination: Newcastlewest, Co Limerick

My Hometown is Newcastlewest County Limerick. Most people just whizz past it on their way to Kerry, but if you just stopped for a while a wonder...

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A stroll through Portmarnock

Date: May 2018   Destination: Portmarnock, Co Dublin
Author: Isobel Smyth

A short bus or train journey from Dublin’s city centre brings you to the village of Portmarnock in North County Dublin and my home town. I moved...

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My Hometown of Dundrum

Date: May 2018   Destination: Dundrum, Dublin 14
Author: Elizabeth McCloskey

Dundrum, Dublin 14. Once a small peaceful village on the outskirts of the Pale, well known for the medicinal properties of its Goat’s milk it is...

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