Hey Divas! If a trip to the Emerald Isle isn’t on your agenda for the New Year, start planning now! Here are just a few reasons why a trip to Ireland will keep you coming back for more! With a wealth of diverse events planned for 2011 this captivating country is sure to dazzle you every step of the way.

From Black Market Belfast, an alternative craft market where quirky gems can be found, to the Traditional Irish Music Sessions, “where the craic is contagious,” to a Taste of the Titanic at Rayanne House, where you can sample the ill-fated ship’s final menu, Northern Ireland’s capital city is sure to impress.

Explore the cultural jewel of Ireland, Londonderry, as BBC Radio Ulster commemorates the city’s recognition as a UK City of Culture 2013 in a celebratory concert featuring classical singers and musicians.

The Lake District of County Fermanagh, with its stunning views and rugged terrain, caters to adventure-seekers and families alike. For a taste of Ireland’s thrills check out Northern Ireland’s Big Adventure Weekend at Share Village. With activities ranging from climbing and low ropes, to kayaking and canoeing, to sailing and archery, there is something for everyone.

For a true taste of the spirit of Ireland head to the lively capital city of Dublin for the kick off of the largest celebration of the year, St. Patrick’s Festival. From parties and parades to fireworks displays, Ireland celebrates their patron saint in style.

I had the opportunity to visit this fascinating country recently and I was so enraptured by the people, the landscape, the culture, and the history that I felt I had to share my experience. Here is a short excerpt from my article to introduce you to all the wonders that Ireland holds.

“There are those places in life that captivate your mind and enchant your soul. They are the places that envelop you with the quiet sense that you belong, the places that catch you unawares and completely capture your heart. Ireland is that place for me.” Check out my article to find out more about the enchantments awaiting you in the magical land of Ireland.

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