#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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#142 How Much Time Should I Spend in Dublin? – Featuring Pól Ó Conghaile – AUDIO
Mar05

#142 How Much Time Should I Spend in Dublin? – Featuring Pól Ó Conghaile – AUDIO

Pól Ó Conghaile steps in to answer a question many of Dubin’s first-time visitors ask… “how much time should I spend there?” Pól’s got tips for setting your pace, things to see, and making the most of your visit to the Fair City.   Quotes from this episode I think the temptation for people is to do too much in Ireland. – 2:00 It’s a small country, but once you get here it starts to feel awfully...

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Q&A: What are the benefits and pitfalls of a self-drive tour of Ireland?
Feb22

Q&A: What are the benefits and pitfalls of a self-drive tour of Ireland?

My son and I are in the planning stages of a 15-day visit to Ireland. We decided we are not interested in the canned tours and want to strike out and see the countryside on our own. Could you point out some of the benefits and pitfalls of trying to do tours on our own? Your sage advice would be well received. — Tom Driving around Ireland on your own will definitely give you and your son a chance to see what you want, when you...

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Q&A: How Much of a Tip Should I Leave in Ireland?
Feb17

Q&A: How Much of a Tip Should I Leave in Ireland?

I’m an American, and I’m unsure of what is expected in terms of tipping waiters, waitresses, bartenders, taxi drivers, etc. in Ireland. — Barbara Tipping in Ireland is truly at your discretion and intended to show your appreciation for good service… which differs a bit from the US where many workers, especially wait staff, rely primarily on tips for their income. Irish servers earn a wage comparable to other...

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Best Genealogy Websites for Finding Your Irish Roots
Feb13

Best Genealogy Websites for Finding Your Irish Roots

An increasing number of questions have been coming in from readers looking to trace their Irish roots. To help point everyone in the right direction, I called on my friend Megan Smolenyak to suggest her favorite online resources. You may recognize Megan from Episode #113 of our podcast, her genealogy books “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “America, Your Roots Are Showing,” her appearances on the television...

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