Postcard from Ireland: Claregalway Friary
Apr06

Postcard from Ireland: Claregalway Friary

Claregalway is a small town, 10 miles north of Galway city and is home to the ruins of Claregalway friary. The Claregalway Friary is a medieval Franciscan abbey and can be seen from the main road through Claregalway. Today, the abbey buildings and grounds are open to the public free of charge. The burial grounds surrounding the building are maintained and still in use. Submitted by Patrick Dinneen – www.photoblog.ie The Irish Fireside...

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#147 What Sites Can I See Outside of Dublin Without a Car? – Featuring Pól Ó Conghaile – AUDIO
Nov04

#147 What Sites Can I See Outside of Dublin Without a Car? – Featuring Pól Ó Conghaile – AUDIO

Pól Ó Conghaile answers Terry’s question about seeing sites outside of the Capital without renting a car. CLICK FOR SHOW NOTES 00:00 Liam talks about Drogheda and Oliver Plunkett’s Head 01:15 Terry asks, “We’ll be in Dublin this September, and want to strike out and see some other parts of Ireland, but we won’t be renting a car. Where should we go and how should we get there?” 01:30 Pól Ó Conghaile –...

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The History and Symbolism of the Celtic Cross
Feb03

The History and Symbolism of the Celtic Cross

Celtic Crosses dot hundreds of cemeteries across Ireland and Scotland, as well as Wales, England, Europe, and beyond. Few symbols are as recognizable as the Celtic Cross as the embodiment of Celtic Christianity. It is popularly believed that St. Patrick introduced the Celtic Cross in Ireland, during his conversion of the kings from paganism to Christianity. Some also believe it was St. Columba or St. Declan who introduced it. Other...

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#140 Feeding Your Soul on Clare Island and on Your Trip to Ireland – AUDIO
Jan30

#140 Feeding Your Soul on Clare Island and on Your Trip to Ireland – AUDIO

Carl O’Grady takes some time to talk about the wonders of Clare Island and Corey offers a few tips that will help you take a second look at your travel plans and assure you don’t over extend your itinerary. Have a listen and feel free to read the show notes: CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen Photos from Clare Island: Sheep on Clare Island Ballytoughey Loom Napoleonic Tower on Clare Island Chocolate Cake from Anna's Cafe on...

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Postcard from Ireland: Kells Priory, County Kilkenny
May12

Postcard from Ireland: Kells Priory, County Kilkenny

In September 2011, we visited Ireland on our honeymoon. Every place we went to was more beautiful than the next and the people in all parts of Ireland were simply amazing. During our travels we had the pleasure of staying at the Lawcus Farm Guesthouse in Kilkenny, Stoneyford Co. The owners, Mark and Anne-Marie Fisher, told us of a Priory that was nearby. We took the short drive from their Bed & Breakfast and came across beautiful...

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Postcard from Ireland: Loher Stone Fort
May10

Postcard from Ireland: Loher Stone Fort

In County Kerry just off the N70 between Caherdaniel and Waterville, overlooking Ballinskelligs Bay, stands the Loher Stone Fort. Had we not had a local friend for a guide we would never have known it even exists. It can be a bit tricky to locate but if you know what you are looking for it is worth the hunt! We found it much more interesting than Staigue Fort, besides being easier to get to, and free! As you can see, the day was...

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