Travel Writing by Cory Hanson

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Phoenix Park Favorites

The Back of the House Aras an Uachtarain Phoenix Park Dublin Ireland

  While outside of City Centre and Dublin’s Urban Park Scramble, Phoenix Park might be my favorite in the city—especially given my preference for secluded, woodsy walks. This massive park—Europe’s largest enclosed public green space at 1,750 acres—occupies a small-city-sized space on Dublin’s west side, just north of the River Liffey. I’ve kicked around and […]

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Visiting Aras an Uachtarain – Home of the President of Ireland

The Back of the House Aras an Uachtarain Phoenix Park Dublin Ireland

  Near the center of Dublin’s Phoenix Park—the largest enclosed park in Europe—a stately manor that was once the country home of the British Viceroy is now the home of Uachtarán na hÉireann, the President of Ireland. Over the years, this property has undergone many additions and refurbishments to better serve its purpose as Irish-house-in-chief, and the luxurious […]

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Review – Farmleigh House and Gardens

Farmleigh House Front Entrance Phoenix Park Dublin Ireland

  Ireland—and Dublin in particular—is well known for its alcohol-themed attractions; almost everyone coming to the Emerald Isle does so with dreams of a cold pint or a smooth whiskey. As a result, Dublin has no shortage of breweries, whiskey distilleries, and museums to honor Ireland’s hooch heritage. But the best way to see what all that beer […]

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The Frugal Guide: Dublin 2016 January Update

The Back of the House Aras an Uachtarain Phoenix Park Dublin Ireland

  The best part about The Frugal Guide‘s eBook-only format is the ability to keep the book updated as often as need be—for free. This is so important for travel guides, and the biggest drawback to the traditional print books is that have to be shipped to bookstores with information that might be out of date […]

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Free Activities for a Sunny Day in Dublin

St. Stephen's Green Footbridge

  With the weather finally turning the corner into the warm spring and summer quickly approaching, I’ve been inspired—along with my fellow Dubliners—to get out and enjoy the sunshine while it’s here. Visitors are spoiled for inexpensive entertainment choices when the sun is shining in Ireland. Dublin’s Urban Park Scramble My favorite of City Centre […]

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