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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#137 Time Travel in Ireland with Archaeologist Neil Jackman – AUDIO
Mar24

#137 Time Travel in Ireland with Archaeologist Neil Jackman – AUDIO

Part of Ireland’s allure comes from its extensive collection historic sites, and we owe much of what we know about these places and their accessibility to archaeologists who study them and help us understand the people who came before us. I had the opportunity to chat with archaeologist Neil Jackman about his favorite places in Ireland and about how visitors can better experience some of Ireland’s most unique and fascinating places....

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5 Good Reads to Learn About the Winter Solstice in Ireland
Dec21

5 Good Reads to Learn About the Winter Solstice in Ireland

Today is the winter solstice… the shortest day of the year… the official start of winter; and a day that has captured the imaginations of humans for millennia. In Ireland, there are many locations that appear to have connections to this specific day. Below are a few articles that may shed some light on the topic: 10 Amazing Winter Solstice Experiences in Ireland – Pól Ó Conghaile reveals that Newgrange isn’t...

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#133 Fairytale Travel in Ireland with Christa Thompson – AUDIO
Dec13

#133 Fairytale Travel in Ireland with Christa Thompson – AUDIO

#133 Fairytale Travel in Ireland with Christa Thompson The original headless horseman, St Kevin’s hideaway, the remains of St Nick, and the Hellfire Club are among the fairytale treasures from The Fairytale Traveler Christa Thompson. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Audio Version Audio with Fireside Video Version Photos from Christa’s Trip… . Quotes from this Interview: “A lot of these places are what inspire...

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#132 Ireland’s World Heritage Sites with Gary Arndt – AUDIO
Nov27

#132 Ireland’s World Heritage Sites with Gary Arndt – AUDIO

#132 Ireland’s World Heritage Sites with Gary Arndt In this episode Corey chats with blogger, podcaster, and photographer Gary Arndt about his recent trip to Ireland, world heritage sites on the Emerald Isle, and Ireland’s appeal to Americans. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. . Photos from Gary’s Trips… Gary’s Photo Galleries .Quotes from this Interview: “Skellig Michael, in my opinion, is the...

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