Welcome to the Irish Fireside.
We created this site for anyone dreaming about Ireland. So sit back, relax, and explore as we share our insight into the Emerald Isle’s destinations, culture, and items of interest to the Irish diaspora.
The Irish Fireside Podcast consistently ranks among iTunes TOP 100 Travel Podcasts, was named Best Blog of the Diaspora by Blog Awards Ireland, and it has been nominated for Best Podcast by the Irish Web Awards, Best Travel Podcast at www.PodcastAwards.com, and endorsed by the Indie Travel Podcast. The blog has been recognized by Lonely Planet, Go Overseas, and was nominated for multiple Irish Blog Awards.
In 2012, the Irish Fireside united over a dozen bloggers and Ireland enthusiasts to create the Ireland Travel Kit, a website designed to highlight Ireland’s offbeat and unique locations.
Back in January 2009, Irish Firesiders Liam & Corey headed out on the Irish-American Roadtrip. This 40-day journey from Milwaukee to Los Angeles sought out Irish-American stories along the way. To follow the adventure, watch their 20+ videos from the trip, visit the photo albums or read the TravelBlog archives (they will appear most recent first).
In addition to traveling Ireland, Corey works as a freelance writer and designer specializing in online media.
When Liam isn’t staying at his beloved Knockahopple Cottage in Ireland, he creates jewelry from pieces of broken antique and contemporary dishes he finds on the Emerald Isle and elsewhere.