Ireland

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No small potatoes

According to politician Charles Haughey, "Ireland is where strange tales begin and happy endings are possible."

Ireland is familiar, yet foreign. The food isn't exotic by our standards, but we don't eat Irish stew or cabbage every day. The culture is close to ours, but they've got Riverdance and we just don't. At least they speak English. Sort of.

Pages from Ireland:

Dublin and Vicinity (2010)

Map of IrelandThis map is from the Lonely Planet web site, a fine source of travel information. Click here to learn more about traveling in Ireland (it will appear in a new window.)

Cruising in Ireland

Don't fall in the water

You don't have to read Gaelic to get the gist of this warning on the quayside. The rocks below this sign don't look very welcoming, either.

Ireland is one of the largest exporters of software in the world. So apparently it's switched its target market, going from potato eaters...to couch potatoes.

Click here to hear the national anthem

Click on the flag to hear Ireland's national anthem. To stop it, refresh the page.