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Posted by on Dec 13, 2013 in 1reland, Ancient, Around Dublin, Audio & Video, Castles, Historic, History, Podcast | 1 comment

#133 Fairytale Travel in Ireland with Christa Thompson – AUDIO

Christa Thompson#133 Fairytale Travel in Ireland with Christa Thompson The original headless horseman, St Kevin’s hideaway, the remains of St Nick, and the Hellfire Club are among the fairytale treasures from The Fairytale Traveler Christa Thompson.

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Photos from Christa’s Trip…

Driving through the Wicklow Mountains on the way to the Sally Gap by Christa Thompson

Tombstones at Glendalough, Co Wicklow, by Christa Thompson

Ed Hannon of Visions of the Past taking it all in at ruins of the Hellfire Club, Co Wicklow, photo by Christa Thompson

. Quotes from this Interview:

“A lot of these places are what inspire movie writers and book writers to grow these fantasties.”

— minute 2:50

“People don’t just imagine all these things overnight. They come from somewhere, and I’m on a mission to find out where these places are.”

— minute 2:55

“Ireland is kind of ground zero for the Western world’s legends and folklore and mythology.”

— minute 4:01

“The idea that Ireland preserves its folklore and mythology is so fascinating and so much a part of their culture.”

— minute 4:49

“I started poking around and seeing what was out there; and before I knew it, everybody wanted to tell me what was where and where I should go.”

— minute 10:16

“I’m building a database. A place where people can go and find the most fantastic, magical places in the world.”

— minute 11:41

“Sometimes I have to dabble with speaking with witches and things like that… they know about these places.”

— minute 12:55

“There are shadows lurking out from these things… everywhere you turn you feel like you’re back in time.”

— minute 7:11

“I think you kind of have to let your imagination run wild when you go to these places.”

— minute 17:22

“I’ve had people tell me ‘I didn’t even know that was a real place.’”

— minute 18:10

“It’s definitely not all glitter and unicorns.”

— minute 20:30

“There’s always the villain. Those villains came from somewhere…. and I’m here to find out where those places are.”

— minute 20:56

“I’m doing something most parents aren’t doing, and I have the opportunity to enrich my son’s life with culture and history and the excitement of traveling and going places.”

— minute 26:25

“Irish hospitality is amazing. It blows me away.”

— minute 33:34

Show Notes

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00:00 Intro – Give Me Your Hand: Anne Roos www.celticharpmusic.com

00:20 The Fairytale Traveler Christa Thompson www.thefairytaletraveler

01:30 What transform a regular trip into a fairytale trip?

02:43 The mummies of St Michan’s Church in Dublin www.irelandtravelkit.com/treasure-in-the-crypt-at-st-michans-church-smithfield-co-dublin/

03:20 International Crytozoology Museum: Portland, Maine www.cryptozoologymuseum.com

03:50 Favorite places in Ireland?

05:05 Monastic settlement at Glendalough – Irish legends were put into writing for the first time www.thefairytaletraveler.com/2013/11/13/a-tour-of-legends-2-the-road-to-glendalough-co-wicklow-ireland/

07:34 The Hellfire Club: dark and ominous past with a secret society www.thefairytaletraveler.com/2013/10/18/a-tour-of-legends-dublin-ireland-part-1-the-hellfire-club/

09:46 How do you find these special, unique places?

09:55 Ireland Travel Kit – www.IrelandTravelKit.com

11:55 Stories at the Brazenhead – Phillip Byrne www.brazenhead.com/story-telling/

13:30 Bee Smith – Irish Blessing Tours www.irishblessingstours.com

13:35 Stonehenge USA – Salem, New Hampshire www.stonehengeusa.com

14:50 The Banyon Tree in the Philippines www.thefairytaletraveler.com/2013/09/18/the-life-of-a-banyan-tree-from-asia-to-sarasota-florida/

15:47 Why do we so love these fairytale adventures?

17:00 Sherwood Forest – Robin Hood Trail www.thefairytaletraveler.com/tag/robin-hood/

18:17 Sleepy Hollow: the original headless horseman came from Celtic mythology – An Dullahan who carried a whip made from human spine www.thefairytaletraveler.com/2013/10/22/a-monster-a-day-an-dullahan-the-real-headless-horseman-ireland/

19:00 A Monster a Day www.thefairytaletraveler.com/?s=monster+a+day&submit=Go

21:32 Robin Hood Lives www.thefairytaletraveler.com/tag/robin-hood/ Ezekial Bone tour guide www.thefairytaletraveler.com/2013/11/29/ezekiel-bone-knows-robin-hood-a-tour-of-nottingham/ Nottingham Sherwood Forest Newark-on-Trent: Prince John died there

23:29 25 Days of Christmas: Destination every day of the most amazing Christmas destinations including Gatlinburg,Tennessee, with Pigeon Forge; Florida; Dublin; and Cape Town. www.thefairytaletraveler.com/category/seasonal-and-holiday-travel/christmas/ 24:45 Contributors welcome 25:15 Are the remains of St Nicholas in Jerpoint, Co Kilkenny? 26:05 How do you involve your child in this kind of travel? 28:33 Aran Islands Counties Meath, Kerry, Cork, Clare and Sligo Cragganowan Killinaboy – Sheilanagig Navan Round Tower Hill of Tara Book of Kells – Trinity College Mummies at St Michans 31:30 Working on The Fairytale Traveler Tour of Ireland: with music, stories by the fire, nights by the sea and sleeping in a castle. 32:20 You know you’re in Ireland when…

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1 Comment

  1. The interview was very interesting. I was waiting for both of you to poke the firewood so I could see your arms at least. not seeing your faces was a tease….

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