Carol McNulty

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Cute Crochet: Pom-Pom Edging for Blankets and Beyond

Bring a touch of stylish fun to your next crochet project with this super-cute pom-pom edging technique!<p>Whether you’re adding it to blankets, cushions, or even a shawl, I think you’ll agree that this crocheted pom-pom edging tutorial from Robin at Once Upon a Pink Moon is pretty darn …

Handmade Gifts for Kids

Tired of buying gadgets and tech toys? Show kids some true holiday spirit by crafting a handmade present.<p>These petite stuffed animals -- made of Fair Isle and cable-knit sweaters -- are so cuddly and simple to make, you'll want a menagerie.

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Hidden In France

I've been meaning to do this for a long time, so here it is, Ta-dah! My list of Parisian eating places.<p>(rooftop restaurant above the Printempts)<p>This …

Crocheted Sunflower

These cute little sunflowers are not only a joy to whip up, but would look marvellous as embellishments to your craft projects, clothing and …

22 most beautiful bookshops in the world

Discover some of the best bookstores from around the world that will inspire your next trip.<p>Bookshops are among some of the most inspiring places in …

Dearbhaill’s Galway

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Dearbhaill</b> <b>Standún</b> <b></b>and her husband own and operate a restored 17th-century “hill village,” Cnoc Suain, just a short drive from <b>Galway city</b> on Ireland’s west coast. Though the Gaelic speaker and musician loves her rural retreat in the ruggedly beautiful Connemara district, she …

Erna’s Dublin

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>Originally from a small town in northwestern Ireland, <b>Erna O’Connor</b> first came to <b>Dublin</b> to attend Trinity College in the 1980s. She now works at the preeminent institution, as a lecturer at its School of Social Work and Social Policy. Erna finds that Dublin’s friendly …

Dublin calling: Exciting times for a visit

SO I’M standing on the Rosie Hackett Bridge. Looking downstream, I see the tipped glass atrium of a convention centre. Cyclists whizz past on city …

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Success!<p>Featured videos<p>Travel inspiration<p>What can you do about overtourism?<p>Venice, Barcelona, Dubrovnik... more and more destinations are struggling to cope with the sheer number of visitors they attract. Is there anything a traveller can do in response to the growing challenge of overtourism?…<p>Read …

A road trip through Scotland's intoxicating Isle of Skye

Like the finest single malt whisky, the Isle of Skye is an intoxicating distillation of all that is great about Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Its dramatic landscape embraces everything from bleak, wind-scoured mountains to sheer sea cliffs and edge-of-the-world, seashell-strewn beaches. Throw …

A craft beer lover's guide to London

In the last 15 years, London has seen incredible growth in its brewing industry from a mere two breweries in 1999 to more than 50 today. Almost all of these new enterprises are small, independent and produce high-quality, innovative styles of beer – an approach to brewing that’s been given the …

Insider’s Guide to Yunnan, China

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Land of peaks, valleys, and monasteries, <b>Yunnan</b> is home to the largest number of ethnic groups in China. The gateway towns of <b>Shangri-La</b> (much of which, sadly, burned in January 2014) <b></b>and <b>Lijiang</b> showcase area traditions and cultures, but many interesting sites lie in the …

Paris: Musee d'Orsay Magic

The Louvre may be bigger. It may have more masterpieces. But when it comes to grand galleries in Paris, I’ll take the Musée d’Orsay every time.<p>Bathed …

Ireland Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos and get wallpaper of Ireland (including the Cliffs of Moher, Dublin, Irish castles, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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Irish Independent News

The Independent.ie news app brings you the latest breaking news, local Irish and international news, sport, business, lifestyle and entertainment …

The Louvre Says No More Free Sundays During Tourist Season

The Louvre announced that it is no longer offering free admission on Sundays from April through September, which is Paris's high tourist season. The …

Irish Eden: The Magic of Ballyfin

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Can you go back to the 1820s? In Ireland, you can. (Don’t worry, there is still great Wi-Fi.)<p>I’ve been lucky enough to visit the real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, where I imagined myself (Lady Annie) sitting on a bench under a parasol dreaming up the witty remarks I’d …

Driving Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

The 'Wild Atlantic Way' driving route neatly packages the abundant attractions of Ireland's west coast, from West Cork to Donegal. The well-signed, easy-to-navigate route includes 157 'Discovery Points', where drivers can stop and learn more about the must-sees and lesser-known diversions of this …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

How to road-trip Canada on a budget

Canada is big and beautiful, but climate, distance and the high cost of domestic travel make it hard to get to know her. Having the freedom to throw your stuff in the trunk and set off as you please makes self-driving a tempting way to explore this frequently spectacular country.<p>The Trans-Canada …

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

Six weekend breaks in Europe

If you’ve ticked off Europe's big city hitters such as Paris, Rome and Madrid, then <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine has some suggestions for your next trip.<p>Jerez de la Frontera, Spain<p>Jerez distils Andalucian culture down to its most dramatic elements. It is a beguiling town of sherry bodegas, sleek …

Exploring the best of Croatia's islands

Croatia’s coast is speckled with dozens of magnificent islands that range from tiny, verdant and unpopulated to massive, arid and sporting ancient towns and villages. One of the chief delights on any visit to Croatia is hopping between the islands on the numerous ferries, catamarans and taxi boats, …