Words and Phrases that Have a Different Meaning in Ireland
Mar18

Words and Phrases that Have a Different Meaning in Ireland

My time in Ireland was brief, so I promised my cousin I’d call her on the phone rather than pay her a visit on the evening before my departure. Imagine my horror when I made the phone call as planned, and she immediately asked when I’d be arriving for dinner. Some how, the clear message that I’d “call” was not received… or was it? That was the evening I learned that although we both spoke English,...

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Happy St Patrick’s Day from the People of Ireland… and Liam Neeson
Mar14

Happy St Patrick’s Day from the People of Ireland… and Liam Neeson

I’d say this St Patrick’s Day message from Tourism Ireland does a pretty good job of putting all of us in the mood. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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#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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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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Celtic Connections 2015: The Irish Connection
Dec13

Celtic Connections 2015: The Irish Connection

Each January as winter settles across Glasgow in the southwest of Scotland, it is time for one of Europe’s best festivals: Celtic Connections. Thousands of artists and thousands of listeners come to Scotland’s largest city for nearly three weeks of music from cutting edge to traditional. As you might suspect from the name Celtic Connections, artists from Ireland have a lot to do with this festival, which this winter begins on 15...

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