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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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. 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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