Postcard from Ireland: Old Irish Houses
Jun09

Postcard from Ireland: Old Irish Houses

I recently drove from Galway city to Kilkenny (160km) and noticed a lot of boarded up houses. So on my return trip, I pulled in each time I spotted one and took a photograph. It was quite a ‘funny’ drive. I’d be motoring along keeping an eye out, spot an old house, glance in my mirrors. If the road was clear, do a u-turn, pull in (safely somewhere), jump out, snap-snap-snap, jump back in, turn around again, and drive on. It was fun...

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Words and Phrases that Have a Different Meaning in Ireland
Mar18

Words and Phrases that Have a Different Meaning in Ireland

My time in Ireland was brief, so I promised my cousin I’d call her on the phone rather than pay her a visit on the evening before my departure. Imagine my horror when I made the phone call as planned, and she immediately asked when I’d be arriving for dinner. Some how, the clear message that I’d “call” was not received… or was it? That was the evening I learned that although we both spoke English,...

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#145 How Much Does Accommodation Cost in Ireland? – AUDIO
Mar16

#145 How Much Does Accommodation Cost in Ireland? – AUDIO

Stephanie Chastain returns to the podcast to talk about the various accommodation options available and how much you should set aside in your budget. CLICK for Show Notes 00:00 Liam talks about one of his more memorable castle stays in Ireland 01:26 Budgeting for your accommodations in Ireland 01:45 How much does a trip to Ireland cost? How much does accommodation cost in Ireland? 02:05 Stephanie Chastain – www.infiniteireland.com How...

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#144 How Much Should I Budget for Transportation on My Trip to Ireland? – AUDIO
Mar13

#144 How Much Should I Budget for Transportation on My Trip to Ireland? – AUDIO

Stephanie Chastain steps in to help us figure out how much it will cost us to get to Ireland and how much we should set aside for getting around once we get there. Whether it’s a self-drive or public transportation, she’s got us covered.   CLICK for Show Notes 00:00 Liam talks about how he once saved money by flying a Russian airline to Ireland. 01:12 St Patrick’s Day updates via Twitter, Facebook, and e-newsletter. 01:55 How much...

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#143 Where Can I Go to Hear Irish Spoken? – AUDIO
Mar10

#143 Where Can I Go to Hear Irish Spoken? – AUDIO

Eoin Ó Conchúir from Bitesize Irish Gaelic steps in to tell us a few spots that are perfect for catching locals using the Irish language… during your trip and before you leave. CLICK FOR SHOW NOTES 00:00 Liam and “Go Mall” in the Gaeltacht region. 01:15 Mary Mulvihill – www.ingeniousireland.ie 01:53 Anne’s question: “Where can I go to hear people speak Irish?” 02:00 Eoin Ó Conchúir from...

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Postcard from Ireland: Cottage in Knockbrittas, Co Tipperary
Mar08

Postcard from Ireland: Cottage in Knockbrittas, Co Tipperary

We took a little detour outside of Tipperary town and found ourselves driving through a beautiful valley called Knockbrittas. The scenery was stunning, but it was this abandoned cottage that captured my imagination. I had visited the area many times, but some how never managed to find this road. Submitted by Liam The Irish Fireside “Postcards from Ireland” series invites readers to submit their memorable travel moments. Send us your...

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