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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#150 Introducing Irish Fireside Travel Tip Episodes – Audio
Jun04

#150 Introducing Irish Fireside Travel Tip Episodes – Audio

I’m launching a series of quick, rough and ready podcast episodes that cover specific Irish travel questions. Click the play button below to have a listen to the intro, or peruse what’s been published so far HERE!  ...

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The Ring Forts of Cahersiveen, County Kerry
Apr16

The Ring Forts of Cahersiveen, County Kerry

Along the Ring of Kerry near the village of Cahersiveen, there are two ancient ring forts worthy of a stop. The forts share a gravel car park and require a short, rewarding walk. Cahergal Fort has been restored and offers Ireland’s most impressive restoration of what the early Irish achieved using dry, stacked stone. The 10 foot thick walls reach a height of nearly 20 feet, and visitors can climb the “stepped” design...

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SPECIAL: Airports in Ireland with the Irish Fireside and the Traveling in Ireland Podcast
Feb21

SPECIAL: Airports in Ireland with the Irish Fireside and the Traveling in Ireland Podcast

I recently had a chat with Jody Halsted from the Traveling in Ireland Podcast about the ins and outs of Irish Airports. You’re invited to have a listen...

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Lighten Your Load: Five Things You Should Leave at Home When You Travel to Ireland
Jan18

Lighten Your Load: Five Things You Should Leave at Home When You Travel to Ireland

For the last twenty years, I’ve been hosting visitors to Ireland, and certain items always get packed, but rarely used. Here’s a look at some things you should think twice about before bringing them to the Emerald Isle. Computers Aren’t the Only Way to Go Digital Now that phones and tablets have essentially become handheld computers, the days of carrying an expensive laptop are gone. You’ll have more room, you’ll get through...

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