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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The Myths and Legends of Ireland’s Great Rivers
Jan09

The Myths and Legends of Ireland’s Great Rivers

As an island nation, water has always played an important role in Ireland, and has given rise to some of their greatest legends and stories. However, it’s not just the sea that shaped aquatic myths. Here’s an infographic that will introduce you to some of the tales connected to Ireland’s great, inland waterways. Click the image to enlarge… Courtesy of...

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Adventures from an Irish Farm with Imen McDonnell’s Farmette Cookbook
Jan01

Adventures from an Irish Farm with Imen McDonnell’s Farmette Cookbook

A series of only-in-Ireland driving instructions led Liam and me to the McDonnell farm… “If you get into town, you’ve gone too far.” “Turn at the yellow house with the black trim, not the yellow house with the red trim.” “It won’t look like you’re on the right road, but you are.” “You’ll pass a ruined wall.” “Turn at the sign for Rathkeale, but do not...

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Nollaig shona dhuit: An Irish Fireside Christmas Tradition
Dec25

Nollaig shona dhuit: An Irish Fireside Christmas Tradition

Episode Guide – Podcast #30 Lullaby for Caoilte In the spirit of Christmas we bring you this song performed by our friends in Tipperary, Ireland – Sheelagh Chadwick, Kathleen Costello and Theresa Larkin. Merry Christmas everyone. It’s become a Christmas tradition for us to post this one every year. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. BTW – Nollaig shona dhuit = Happy Christmas Click for Show Notes Lullaby...

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Postcard from Ireland: Curraghmore House
Sep14

Postcard from Ireland: Curraghmore House

Curraghmore House, Portlaw, County Waterford. If you look closely, you’ll spot the top LePoer Tower in the upper left side of the photo… which was featured in Episode #23. Submitted by AJ...

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Postcard from Ireland: Nun in Solitary Prayer at Knock Shrine
Jul24

Postcard from Ireland: Nun in Solitary Prayer at Knock Shrine

  On a recent trip to Ireland, we stopped at the Knock shrine in County Mayo. The site has become a significant pilgrimage site for Irish Catholics. Here is a description of the events that occurred in 1879 taken from a chapel plaque: On 21st August 1879, fifteen people of varying ages witnessed, over a period of two hours, the apparition of Our Lady, St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist on the gable of the church. In the...

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