VIDEO: How to make traditional Irish soda bread

Soda bread making step by step

You really ‘ate up’ our recent article about Soda bread and 4 other Irish Bread Varieties. Some of you requested recipes and your wish is our command. This time, why not join us for some Soda bread making in the Old Rectory at the Ulster Folk Museum at Cultra in Northern Ireland.

The Old Rectory at the Ulster Folk Museum

Gillian shows us how quick and easy it actually is to make traditional Irish soda farls on a griddle in a home which is estimated to be 300 years old. The house originally stood about one mile east of Toomebridge before being dismantled and moved to the museum in 1971. One of its residents was a Captain Archibald McCallion who had fought as an officer in the British forces during the American War of Independence. Thanks so much Gillian for allowing us to join you!

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Your Ireland Fix: Ballintoy Harbour, Northern Ireland in 2 Mins (Game of Thrones Filming Location)

Best enjoyed with sound: No place feels more Irish than Ballintoy Harbour on Northern Ireland’s North Coast (one of our Top 10 favourite places). The old time charm of the harbour combined with the truly breathtaking, unique scenery that surrounds it makes this place feel like something out of a fairytale … or a TV series! Yup, that’s right, this is a famous Game of Thrones filming location. We even bumped into some of the series’ heroes while filming this …

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The Funny Side to Irish Animals

The Funny Side to Irish Animals

Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, as we all know, has more than its fair share of ‘colourful’ and, dare we say it, eccentric characters!

During our travels around the country we have discovered that the same can also be said of many of its four-legged inhabitants – our lovely Irish animals! From the north coast beaches of Northern Ireland to the rugged north coast of County Donegal we have been lucky enough to bump into a number of them. Some are cute, some can be a little bit rude, some are just plain weird and some just like nothing better than to have a good old laugh and enjoy a bit of ‘craic’! These are a few of our favourites so we hope you enjoy them 🙂 View Post