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Let’s Meet at an Irish Festival
Apr15

Let’s Meet at an Irish Festival

If asked to put together a list of “dream jobs,” I wouldn’t mind including a job description that required visiting Irish festivals around the world. But since no one seems to be hiring for that position… and no one’s dropped a giant lump of cash on me recently… I have to settle for what I can get. Liam and I have been slowly adding Irish festivals to our travels; and to cover expenses, we’ve...

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Q&A: What kind of adapter do I need to keep my electronics charged in Ireland?
Apr07

Q&A: What kind of adapter do I need to keep my electronics charged in Ireland?

We’re from the U.S., and we’ll be traveling Ireland with our iphones and ipad. What kind of adapter do we need? — Marie There are two things you need to know before “plugging” in your devices in Ireland: Ireland’s wall outlets/sockets deliver 220 volts (countries like the US and Canada only use 110 volts). Ireland’s wall outlets/sockets are the same as the ones used in the UK and handful of...

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Postcard from Ireland: Claregalway Friary
Apr06

Postcard from Ireland: Claregalway Friary

Claregalway is a small town, 10 miles north of Galway city and is home to the ruins of Claregalway friary. The Claregalway Friary is a medieval Franciscan abbey and can be seen from the main road through Claregalway. Today, the abbey buildings and grounds are open to the public free of charge. The burial grounds surrounding the building are maintained and still in use. Submitted by Patrick Dinneen – www.photoblog.ie The Irish Fireside...

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Kiss Me I’m American!
Mar17

Kiss Me I’m American!

The Irish Fireside on This Week in Travel To celebrate St Patrick’s Day, I made a return appearance on the This Week in Travel Podcast. Jen, Chris, and Gary took a break from their regular travel topics to chat a bit about Ireland. We even hatch a plan to bring the Fourth of July to Ireland! I show up at around the 12:50 minute mark. Have a listen… or watch on YouTube! Show notes at...

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#148 Explore the Best Irish Castles for Kids with Jody Halsted – Audio
Mar14

#148 Explore the Best Irish Castles for Kids with Jody Halsted – Audio

Jody Halsted answers Max’s question about choosing the best castles for kids in Ireland.   CLICK FOR SHOW NOTES 00:00 Intro 00:23 What are the best Irish castles for kids? Jody Halsted from www.IrelandFamilyVacations.com Episode #115 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland – http://irishfireside.com/2011/07/04/119-fairy-hunting-with-the-family-in-ireland/ Episode #125 Your Smartphone in Ireland and the best apps for Irish...

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