Tag Archives: Ireland

St. Patrick’s Day 2019

Big Celebration Saint Patrick’s Day is coming up this Sunday. It’s Ireland’s National Day and celebrated in many places all over the world. On that day, people wear green, attend parades, festivals, Irish dances or banquets. Stores offer all kinds … Continue reading

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Update On Our Life In Ireland and This Blog

Six months have passed since my Welcome post, here at Carmen In Ireland. Thank you for reading my blog and for your continuous support. Here is a quick update on what is going on at our place. I will also let you in on … Continue reading

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Pancake Day

This coming Tuesday, the 5th March 2019, is Pancake Day, also called Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday — in German Faschingsdienstag. But do we really need a certain day to enjoy fluffy pancakes? Probably not. Americans like to have them … Continue reading

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Travel Time

Plan enough time when you travel by car in Ireland. The road network isn’t always that great everywhere. If possible, stay on the main roads. The M1-M4, M6-M9, M11, M17-M18, M20 and the M50 (45km half circle around Dublin) are all … Continue reading

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Perfect Timing for NCT, Car Insurance and Tax

Last year we went too early to get the NCT done. It wouldn’t have been due until the end of April but we thought we could schedule an appointment and get it over with. Later on we’ve found out that … Continue reading

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NCT 2019

Our car is older than ten years so its NCT (National Car Test) must be renewed each year. Renewal of test for cars that are 4 to 10 years old is every two years and a new car doesn’t need … Continue reading

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Issues With Broadband In Ireland

In 2012, the Minister for Communications revealed the plan for broadband in Ireland. You can read an article about this in The Irish Times. Now, seven years later and in a more rural area, we are happy to be online at … Continue reading

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