Saturday, 08 January 2022 14:13

Ireland Coronavirus Update - January 2022

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As of the 6th of January 2022, people travelling to Ireland will not need to have a negative PCR test to visit the country. The rules were introduced in the autumn of 2021 when the Omicron variant of Covid-19 was beginning to spread throughout the world. Now that it has well and truly catapulted positive cases in Ireland and the…
Today, December 21st, marks the shortest day of the year in Ireland and the northern hemisphere. Daylength in Dublin has shortened to just under 7 hours and 30 minutes today with sunrise at 08:38 and sunset at 16:08. Although this is the shortest day, the winter solstice, sunset has been getting a little bit later over the past few days…
Monday, 20 December 2021 00:03

Christmas and Coronavirus Update 2021

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It's now the week before Christmas 2021 and Ireland, like much of Europe and the world, is experiencing a sharp increase in Omicron variant Coronavirus cases. For the moment, there are some public health measures such as 8PM closures for hospitality, those arriving into the country need to fill out a Passenger Locator Form and take antigen tests for five…
Patrick Kavanagh, the cantankerous poet who came to live in Dublin from the tough country life in County Monaghan, spent much time on Dublin's Grand Canal. So much so that he was honoured with a bench and a statue on the waterway that runs from the River Liffey to the River Shannon. In his Canal Bank Walk he starts Leafy-with-love…
As I write, Storm Barra - only the second storm of the Winter 2021 season is set to bring incredibly strong winds over Ireland Storm Barra is set to batter Ireland for over 24 hours with forecasts showing sustained speeds of up to 80km/h and gusts of over 130km/h. It has been, as is usually the case, a very calm…
Thursday, 11 November 2021 15:25

Tipperary a Place to Visit in 2022

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County Tipperary has been named as one of the top places in the world to visit in 2022 by Condé Nast, the world's most famous travel magazine. It has been mentioned specifically for its food and scenic beauty. You will find no argument about this from Panoramic Ireland, we enjoy photographing in the green county that stretches from the River…
Thursday, 14 October 2021 22:55

Spinning Hay in County Cork, Irish Farming Life

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Imagine the scene, it's a fine summer's day in the Irish countryside, County Cork this time; the sun is shining strong, stronger than for most of the summer of 2021. We stop off to view some old ruins and find this fine big field, one of many in this part of Ireland's southwest that isn't green with this old David…
A few months after my cancer treatment in 2019, I was travelling through the sunny, lush Irish countryside and found a sign that I had passed many times before. It was for Saint Pater's Church, Laragh, County Monaghan. So off I went for a bit of exploration. Travelling along a small, windy road lined with heavy vegetation, in particular large…
Amongst the most popular places to visit in Donegal and indeed in the whole of Ireland and in particular the 2,500km Wild Atlantic Way that stretches from Donegal's border with Derry right down to Kinsale in Cork, Slieve League's impressive sloping sea cliffs are inspiring. The impressive cliffs and uninterrupted Atlantic views of Slieve League are located approximately one hour's…
Today, August 31st, marks the end of summer - meteorologically speaking - as the three hottest months of the year have now passed. The weather has already begun to change with cooler temperatures and full, grey skies overhead in recent days. That of course doesn't mean that the good weather is gone for the year. Oh no, we are just…
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