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  • Alberta's Landon Liboiron transforms into Irish stowaway in Discovery's epic period drama Frontier

    Alberta's Landon Liboiron transforms into Irish stowaway in Discovery's epic period drama Frontier

    Landon Liboiron’s preparations to play Irish stowaway Michael Smyth in the historical drama Frontier don’t seem overly taxing. When the 25-year-old Alberta-born actor learned he would be required to adopt an Irish brogue for the epic Discovery Channel series, he quickly decamped to Dublin and set up shop in a few pubs. “It was No. 1 on my list […]
  • From pub crawls to libraries, literary Dublin offers much more than Bloomsday

    From pub crawls to libraries, literary Dublin offers much more than Bloomsday

    James Joyce immortalized this misty port city in his literary epic "Ulysses," though many Dubliners freely admit they haven't read a word of the stream-of-consciousness novel. That doesn't stop them from throwing a huge celebration every June 16, honouring the day in 1904 when the fictional Leopold Bloom perambulated through the streets of the author's hometown.
  • England's cuisine isn't all pub grub

    England's cuisine isn't all pub grub

    Former French president Jacques Chirac once commented on British food with supreme Gallic haughtiness: "One cannot trust people whose cuisine is so bad." He may perhaps have been thinking of the stereotype of pub grub - greasy fish and chips, leathery scotch eggs and vegetables boiled into mushy submission.
  • Top-notch pub fare is defying the U.K's poor culinary image

    Top-notch pub fare is defying the U.K's poor culinary image

    Former French president Jacques Chirac once commented on British food with supreme Gallic haughtiness: "One cannot trust people whose cuisine is so bad." He may perhaps have been thinking of the stereotype of pub grub - greasy fish and chips, leathery scotch eggs and vegetables boiled into mushy submission.
  • Seafood and more on South Carolina's Sullivans Island

    Seafood and more on South Carolina's Sullivans Island

    While nearby Charleston, S.C., is famous for dozens of fine restaurants, for a change of pace try the restaurant district on nearby Sullivans Island. The downtown of the quiet barrier island offers everything from an Irish pub to Mexican and barbecue. And then there's the seafood.
  • Visit the Secret Kingdom of Northumberland

    Visit the Secret Kingdom of Northumberland

    England's Northumberland region has a spectacular, rugged coastline with golden sands, ancient castles, historic villages, country pubs. And very few tourists
  • If you want to learn about Scotch, there's only one place to go

    If you want to learn about Scotch, there's only one place to go

    I arrived in Edinburgh on a rainy day - in Scotland it seems there is no other kind - for a week-long initiation to the culture of whisky, beginning with a tour around the city's historic pubs.

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