Consider This Your “Nudge” to Plan a Trip to Ireland
Aug18

Consider This Your “Nudge” to Plan a Trip to Ireland

  Last week, I sent a e-mail to our e-newsletter subscribers. At the time, I had a message to get out, but it didn’t feel like the right thing to post on our blog… but based on the responses, now it seems like it’s exactly what needs to appear in this spot.   Greetings, I’m feeling a hint of jetlag as I write this, but the buzz from reflecting on my travels around Ireland has been energizing my sleepy...

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Introducing Ireland’s Great China Makers
Aug12

Introducing Ireland’s Great China Makers

As Corey and I prepare the set up at Milwaukee Irish Fest this weekend, we decided to enhance our booth this year with information about some of Ireland’s most popular china makers. While you may have heard of Irish Belleek, you might not be so familiar with the stories of Irish Wade, Royal Tara, Arklow, Nicholas Mosse, and Donegal Parian. Of course we’d love for you to stop by and check things out in Milwaukee, but since...

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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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