Eric Leach

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19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.<p>writer

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Globalgig extends mobile broadband plans

<b>Following on from the introduction of a SIM-only option, Globalgig continues to innovate in the mobile broadband space.</b><p>The new Home & Abroad plan …

South-east Asia

Hands On With HereO, The Small And Simple GPS Watch Made Especially For Kids

If you’ve got a child between the ages of 3 and 8, you’re in an interesting spot as a parent. The kid is old enough to be involved in activities such as school and play dates, which can keep them out from under your watchful eyes for hours at a time. But they’re not quite old enough to have a cell …

6 Irish Whiskey Cocktail Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

We're guessing your St. Patrick's Day memories are like ours...a little hazy. There was that time we tried to visit every single Irish bar in NYC for a pint of Guinness (<i>some</i> of us might have skipped work the next day), and that year when many, many shots of Jameson before dinner seemed like a good …

Where Irish Whiskey Really Is Really Made

In my story last week in the San Francisco Chronicle, I didn't get the chance to be as nerdy as I wanted to with the specifics of the three (and a …

For the Love of Irish Pubs

Some of my very favorite joints in New York—Swift, McSorley’s Old Ale House, Mustang Sally’s—are Irish pubs. Don’t get me wrong; I love hanging at …

Cocktails

The Irish Cheese Revolution: 6 Irish Farmstead Cheeses You Should Know

GalleryThe Irish Cheese Revolution: 6 Irish Farmstead Cheeses You Should Know<p>French (and Italian, and Spanish) cheese is all about tradition, history, standards, and technique. To make AOC Roquefort, milk from only Lacaune, Manech and Basco-Béarnaise breeds of sheep must be injected with <i>Penicillium</i> …

St. Patrick's Day Recipes: 17 Traditional Things Irish People Actually Eat

We won't talk about all the dyed-green beer you may have consumed in your youth, but surely this St. Patrick's Day you're looking for something …

How Ireland Taught Me to Respect the Potato

173 Shares<p>Visit Ireland, and you may never see, touch or eat a potato the same way again.<p>Predictably, I found the tuber abundant on menus across the …

Happy Hour | The Perfect Irish Coffee

Warm up with this simple cocktail on a cold winter day<p>There is a little more to making a classy cup of Irish coffee than simply dropping a shot into your morning joe. But not much. A proper method and a little technique is all it takes to make this eye opener. Here (because the best Irish coffees …

The Best of Romantic Ireland

With castles and legends, Old World hospitality and indulgent experiences, epic scenery and fairy trees, Ireland is a world of romantic mystique.<p>Here are some of the key highlights from around the Emerald Isle:<p><b>> Ardmore and Environs</b> (County Waterford)<p>Quiet Ardmore offers jaw-dropping sea views, …

Top Ten Things to Do in Ireland and Northern Ireland

Epic coastal drives. Historic links courses. Literary pub tours. Castles that echo of ancestry. The allure of Ireland and Northern Ireland is as strong as ever—soak it all in with these ten don't-miss experiences.<p>writer

Ireland

Blarney: Stop For The Stone, Stay For Everything Else

I think it’s safe to say that most of us have at least heard of the Blarney Stone, even if we’re not exactly sure what it is or why people want to …

20 Irish Writers on Being Irish

We’d like to interrupt your regularly scheduled St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with a few words of wisdom. Put down that green beer — you never …

Ireland

The 5 Biggest Irish Whiskey Myths

Irish whiskey couldn't really be any more popular. During the last decade, the category has just exploded. According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, sales increased by 17.5 percent in 2013 alone -- and that's after rising nearly 400 percent between 2002 and 2012.<p>But …

10 Places to Visit in Ireland

<i>I just finished a 12-day road trip through Ireland and I`m excited to share more of the beauty of this country. I picked a few of my favorites along</i> …

Ireland

The North West trail: a 200-mile cycle route through Ireland

So there I was, happily weary from a day's cycling, sitting in a stone-flagged kitchen being furnished with a stream of expertly made hot whiskeys, my glass resting on the very table on which was born a well-known Hollywood actor. Who would have thought that an evening in unfashionable Omagh could …

Ireland Travel: 10 Attractions You Don't Want to Miss

There's a lot to love about Ireland. The lush green landscape, the charming small-town pubs (serving up plenty of Guinness, of course), the sheep …

Ireland

St. Patrick's Day Facts According to The Black Rose Bartender

<i>“The phrase ‘Top o’ the mornin’ isn’t used in Ireland…”– Fago</i><p>Black Rose bartender Kevin Fagan, dubbed “Fago” by most, will tell you that in Ireland, …

10 Places in Ireland Where History Isn’t Boring

I’m not sure why so many people think history is boring. Sure, a dull teacher can ruin any good story, but history, in the right setting is not only …

Ireland

Anglo-Saxon 'kings' village' discovered in Rendlesham

<b>Archaeologists believe they have found the site of the royal settlement of the Anglo-Saxon kings of East Anglia.</b><p>A village at Rendlesham in Suffolk, which would have included a royal hall, was mentioned by the historian the Venerable Bede in the 8th Century.<p>Suffolk's county archaeologists have been …

Teenagers at War During the Middle Ages

<b>Teenagers at War During the Middle Ages</b><p>Kelly DeVries (Loyola University, Maryland)<p><i>The Premodern Teenager: Youth in Society, 1150-1650 (2002)</i><p>Early in …

Use iPads and Kindles to get infants to read, experts say

A study from the National Literacy Trust says that touch-screen technology such as iPads can "offer a route" into reading for many children aged three to five<p>Parents should turn to smartphones, iPads and Kindles to get young children interested in reading amid concerns that growing numbers of …

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Companisto launches a pan-European equity crowdfunding platform

Companisto, an equity-based crowdfunding platform headquartered in Berlin, announced yesterday the launch of its new pan-European crowdfunding platform. The new English-language website will begin accepting applications from startups across Europe and will give investors from non-German speaking …

Raspberry Pi gets its own sound card

When UK Prime Minister David Cameron gave a speech at CeBIT this year, what examples did he use to highlight tech innovation in Britain? Yes, ARM and Imagination were on his list, but he also referred to the tiny, Linux-based computer called Raspberry Pi, which has now sold over 2.5 million units. …

Asian Independent Film Platform Viddsee Lands Content Deal With Yahoo

There is a wealth of filmmaking talent across Asia, but it is very difficult for independent filmmakers there to gain exposure beyond occasional festivals. Founded earlier this year, Viddsee wants to raise the profile of the region’s film industry by growing its online distribution network. Back in …