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It’s Back! The Irish Fireside Secret Santa Gift Exchange
Nov08

It’s Back! The Irish Fireside Secret Santa Gift Exchange

We’re bringing back our little tradition known as the Irish Fireside Secret Santa Gift Exchange. Since 2009, it’s become a fun way for our online community to step away from their screens and earbuds and get a dose of real, offline interaction. Here’s how it works… participants get the name and address of another Irish Firesider (those are folks from around the world who have a passion for Ireland and all-things-Irish)....

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10 Postcard-Perfect, but Often-Overlooked, Spots in Ireland
Sep08

10 Postcard-Perfect, but Often-Overlooked, Spots in Ireland

When you dream of visiting Ireland, you likely imagine magical spots where green hills meet dramatic skies or untamed seas, where castles rest in peaceful valleys or on commanding cliffs, or where lone church steeples stand alongside mountain ridges or overlooking enchanted rivers. On the Emerald Isle, these dreams take shape and wait for you to discover them. Today with the help of the Ireland Travel Kit, I introduce you to ten...

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Unlimited Internet Access in Ireland Without the Risk of Extra Fees
Jul26

Unlimited Internet Access in Ireland Without the Risk of Extra Fees

The first time I traveled to Ireland with a smartphone, I set up an international data plan and STILL came home with a $650 phone bill. OUCH! I easily talked my carrier down to around $200, but I will never forget how the first glance at that bill made my stomach swell uncomfortably into my throat. Internet options for travelers to Ireland have improved greatly over the years, but outside of free WiFi in hotels and some businesses, I...

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#153 A Daily Dose of Ireland with Alexa and the Amazon Echo
Jun18

#153 A Daily Dose of Ireland with Alexa and the Amazon Echo

  Here’s an overview of how you can keep up on Irish music, news, weather, books, and travel plans using the Amazon Echo. Audio Version: SHOW NOTES 00:05 Alexa, the Amazon Echo Dot – http://amzn.to/2rtCBtz (affiliate link) 00:10 Shamrock Bot by Rusty Noodle 00:42 Getting an Irish music fix 01:30 Pandora Spotify, TuneIn iHeartRadio 01:37 Accents and languages 01:57 Irish weather 02:20 What time is it? 02:28 Streaming...

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#152 Medications and Your Trip to Ireland – Audio
Jun04

#152 Medications and Your Trip to Ireland – Audio

Whether it’s prescriptions or over-the-counter, you’ll need to know how to pack them, what you can bring, where you can get more, and what to do if you need an emergency...

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