41/42 Gardens of Ireland
Spring is on its way, and we’re heading to the Gardens of Ireland. And we take a tour of Knockpatrick Gardens in County Limerick and answer some listener mail. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen.
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PART 1 Show Notes
00:00 Intro – Gardens
00:50 Saint Patrick’s Day and Hometown Tales – Details about their Elves, Gnomes, Fairies and Other Little Things episodes can be found on our March 19, 2008 blog post.
01:20 New subscribers: Rachel in Iowa, Sunny in Tuscan, Macy in Minneapolis, Spencer in Florida, Eileen in New Hampshire, Nancy in Illinois, Tom in Krakow Poland, Carrie in Virginia and Theresa in Hales Corners WI – Sign up for our e-newsletter
01:44 Bill Sweeney, Episode #32 Dual Citizen & his trip to Ireland
02:40 Question “When referring to the language, is it Irish or is it Gaelic?”
03:30 Garden-lovers delight with public and private gardens that can be found on grand estates, in forests and within in-town courtyards
05:58 Limerick Garden Trail
06:09 Carlow Garden Trail: Altamount Gardens, Duckets Grove & Huntington Castle Gardens
07:00 The cellar of Huntington Castle and the Fellowship of Isis
07:42 Glenveagh National Park, Co. Donegal – be sure to hike to the top of the hill if you’re able
08:17 Birr Castle and Demesne, Co. Offaly – a horse-drawn carriage is the best way to see the entire demense…and be sure to check out the 19th century telescope
09:20 Celtic Plantarum in Dundrum, Co. Tipperary
09:36 Woodstock Garden, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny – Circle of Friends and other films have been filmed in this town and it has a great Monkey Puzzle Tree Avenue
10:36 Eerie Giant Redwood photo, have a look for yourself.
12:02 Hundreds of Gardens – Mount Usher, Co. Wicklow [read our blog about this site], the Garden County; Powerscourt, Co Wicklow; Japanese & Saint Fiachri’s Garden and National Stud, Co. Kildare [read our blog about this site]; Annes Grove Gardens, Co. Cork; Kylemore Abbey, Co. Galway
13:15 Tip: use an internet search engine and enter a county and the word “garden” or contact a regional tourist office for a list of gardens in the areas you’ll be visiting
13:35 Our TravelBlog
13:53 Amanda Ginn – Fermanagh – Florence Court grounds and walled garden
14:33 Song Tipperary Waltz by Patrick Bergen
PART 2 Show Notes
00:00 Intro – Just Corey Today because Liam is out of town.
01:26 Listener Mail
01:33 Johnny Daly from Dublin www.irishfolktours.com
02:30 Other Folk Parks and Museums include: Bunrattty Castle and Folk Park (mentioned in Episode #2), Ulster-American Folk Park (mentioned in Episode #13), Doagh Famine Village (mentioned in Episode #10) AND Ag Museum Johnston.
04:26 Athlone Castle Museum, located in the keep at Athlone Castle.
04:43 Lea Anne from Washington DC writes in about her honeymoon
05:44 Ask yourself, do you want pampering, castle stays, nightlife, hiking, ocean views, mountain views, a mix of all of the above. Elements of each of this can be found in every corner of Ireland.
08:05 Knockpatrick Gardens with Tim and Helen O’Brien.
08:24 Foynes is located on the Shannon Estuary, near Adare and Limerick along the coastal route to Kerry/Dingle.
09:26 Former Cowpath
13:39 Reject Row
14:37 Sycamore Maple
15:51 Great Contrast
16:11 Old Growth, New Growth
18:39 Valencia Island
26:35 Song Wissahickan Drive performed by Theresa Larkin and Noel McQuaid.