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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Ciaran Lavery

Ciaran Lavery knows just how to craft a story within a song. The Irish  singer, from a small town called Aghagallon, has been turning out understated and somewhat underrated melodies for the past five years now. The singer-songwriter shows glimpses of both his good-guy and bad-boy natures through honest and poetic lyrics, capturing his wistful and wandering spirit. Lavery’s latest album Sweet Decay is available for pre-order now. Listen to latest single, “To Chicago” below, and be sure to catch him on his biggest tour to date across North America and Europe.

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Belfast, NI
food
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"The best Mexican food I’ve had outside of Texas." —  Ciaran Lavery
Castle House, South Great George's Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
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bar
The Derryhirk Inn
"It’s my local bar, slightly out of reach from civilization & the law. Perfect."  —  Ciaran Lavery
Derryhirk Rd, Aghagallon, Craigavon BT67 0BD, UK
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coffee
Love Coffee
Ciaran orders a flat white at Love Coffee. He says, "The owner Ben is a gentleman with a fine taste in music."-Ciaran Lavery
48 High Street, Lurgan, Craigavon BT66 8AU, UK
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outdoors
Lough Neagh
"Lough Neagh at any available point - I love open water. It terrifies me & centers me all at once. It’s ireland at its most postcard perfect."  —  Ciaran Lavery
Lough Neagh, United Kingdom
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outdoors
Downings Beach
"Downings beaches, Donegal - feels like standing on the edge of the world."  —  Ciaran Lavery
Beach Hotel Downings, County Donegal, Ireland
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lodging
Clenaghan’s
Self-catering apartments for rent built in old farm buildings and outhouses.
48 Soldierstown Road, Aghalee, Craigavon BT67 0ES, UK
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hotel
McGrory’s Hotel Culdaff
This luxury hotel has been family run for over 90 years and offers two bars, a live music venue, and convenient access to the surround coasts and countrysides.
McGrory's Hotel Culdaff, County Donegal, Ireland
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venue
Vicar Street
"Vicar St. Dublin - it is iconic for a reason. Intimate enough to feel a part of something special & close enough to see ‘em sweat" —  Ciaran Lavery
58-59 Thomas St, The Liberties, Dublin 8, Ireland
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shopping
Octopus’s Garden – Vintage Clothing, Records and CD’s
"Lovely people, lovely range of clothes, nice vinyl. What is there not to like?"-Ciaran Lavery
11A Wellington Street, Belfast BT1 6HT, UK
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outdoors
Malin Head
Malin Head, in County Donegal, is renowned for its rugged coastal landscape and attractive beaches.
Malin Head, Ireland
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