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Ruraidh Conlon O'Reilly's collected portfolio of magazine writing, May 2013.

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  • Ruraidh Conlon OReillyExtended Portfolio

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    2. Useful LinksDigitised magazines online

    3. Urban DelightsTourism Ireland magazines, 2012 and 2013

    9. Technology and ExpertiseBlackrock Clinic magazine, 2010

    11. The Ultimate SacrificeFirecall, summer 2012

    15. Times A-ChangingBusiness Ireland yearbook 2012

    16. A Tribute to Maurice NeliganBlackrock Clinic magazine, 2010

    18. A History of Dublin SubculturesOne More Robot, summer 2012, based on chapter one of my masters dissertation

    24. Transatlantic ConnectionsCover story, InBusiness, Q1 2011

    28. Music in the AirIreland of the Welcomes, Nov/Dec 2012

    30. Meet... Robin AdamsCharacter interview, Tourism Ireland magazines, 2013

    31. A Towering AchievementThe Garda Times, summer 2012

    32. Digital TimesBusiness Ireland, spring 2012

    33. The Feel-Good FactorInBusiness, Q2 2011

    36. Irish Tourisms Most Important MarketInBusiness, Q2 2011

    37. An Irish WelcomeInBusiness, Q1 2011

    39. The Shipping ForecastInBusiness, Q2 2011

    41. Party AnimalsHot Press, September 10th 2008

    45. The Guitarists Guitar PlayerHot Press, September 24th 2008

    46. Seeing Is BelievingClane Hospital magazine, due q2 2013

    47. Laser Surgery at ClaneClane Hospital magazine, due q2 2013

    48. Cutting the TensionThe Consultant, summer 2010

    Loyalist marching band outside Leinster House, published on page one of The Irish Times, February 2006.

  • 2 Useful Links

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    TITANIC100 years of history

    CITY TRAILSExplore Irelands vibrant urban gems

    Food HEAVENKeeping it fresh and local

    ISLAND BEATHow music infuses Irish culture

    The story of Waterford began with the arrival of the Vikings. Visit and youll be taken on a journey of 1,000 years of history within 1,000 paces.

    Enjoy the elegance of the 18th century at the magnificent Bishops Palace, climb the jagged steps in Reginalds Tower and stroll the charming streets of the Viking Triangle, Waterfords historic city centre.

    Thats just the start. You can also take a guided tour of the new Waterford Crystal Factory where you can feel the heat of the furnace and marvel at the craftsmen. After the tour enjoy a visit through our Exhibition and Retail Store. And theres plenty more waiting for you too. With the best value hotels in Ireland, delicious Irish food and great shopping, isnt it time you visited Waterford?

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    The Book of Kells

    Turning Darkness into Light

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    Irelands cities are just like its people: warm, friendly, creative and with a sense of enjoyment found nowhere else in the world. They have very different personalities too, as youll get to know when you take a summer stroll around Galway with traditional music in the air, explore the history and heritage of Belfast, discuss literature over pints in Dublin, discover the secret greatness of Cork, enjoy the good times of a Limerick night or find out just why Derry~Londonderry is a city on the up. Whatever brought you here in the first place your roots, the nightlife, the culture, the scenery, shopping, excitement, sport, friends, family or just the peace and quiet of the Irish countryside youll surely find yourself drawn into more and more of the cities pleasures. Prepare to be surprised, as Ruraidh Conlon OReilly guides you around a quick trip through seven of Irelands cities.


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    of the city, with its calming atmosphere, stunning mix of architecture and the 1,200-year-old Book of Kells, a national treasure. Then theres the wonderful National Museum of Ireland in three different locations, accompanied by historic Dublin Castle, Kilmainham Gaol, the parliament and government at Leinster House, Christ Church Cathedral or the eye-opening Gaelic Athletic Association Museum at Croke Park the list is long and you wont be bored.

    Culture vultures will feel instantly at home here too: try to catch a performance at the famous Abbey Theatre, the new O2 and Grand Canal Theatre venues, or the Gate Theatre for starters. The citys wide variety of festivals means that theres always something new to discover. If all this sounds very refined, Dublins other reputation precedes it: its the home of the black stuff, Guinness. A tour of the Guinness Storehouse is a


    }A tour of the Guinness Storehouse is a necessity, with a perfectly-poured pint and breathtaking views of the cityscape from on high~


    DUBLINDublin is not just the capital of the Republic of Ireland: its a capital of Europe and the world too. There are thousands of years of history built up on its streets, from the cobblestones of Temple Bar through historic Georgian Dublin to the shining new offices in the Docklands. Dublin is very much a city of the present and the future. This citys heartbeat is strong. Theres something for everyone. Yes, the place has history in spades. Theres Trinity College, right in the centre

    Dublin WalksDUBLIN CITY PUB CRAWL: Introduce yourself to the very best of Dublins craic, music and pub life, having a few jars along the way and singing long into the night. PAT LIDDYS WALKING TOURS: The veteran historian, writer and artist offers a variety of walks around Dublin, the spookiest being a stroll around Viking and medieval Dublin before meeting the mummies in St Michans Church. DUBLIN TOURISM iWALKS: Mp3 players at the ready; choose from a huge range of walks guided by your earphones from bracing treks to the architectural delights of Georgian Dublin. 1916 REBELLION WALKING TOURS: Visit the sites of the Easter Rising and relive the Republics fight for independence in the capable hands of expert historians. JAMES JOYCE WALKING TOURS: Dublin and the legendary writer walk hand-in-hand, so see if you can make sense of his work on this laughter-packed wander in the care of the James Joyce Centre.

    The popular Molly Malone statue, Dublin

    necessity. Smithfield, a short stroll away, is the home of the Old Jameson Whiskey Distillery. Temple Bar, Dublins cultural quarter, contains some of the citys most famous drinking establishments, where all tastes are catered for.

    Bloomsday enthusiastically celebrates Joyces Ulysses every June 16th. The Dublin Writers Museum is an important port of call in this UNESCO City of Literature: its exhibits and events celebrate the best of Irish writing. Dublins contemporary art scene is thriving at present. At one end of the scale, theres the superb National Gallery and renowned Irish Museum of Modern Art, but theres also an independent movement helping to make Dublin a leading European city for the arts.