Connecting with Your Irish Heritage – The Wild Geese
Apr30

Connecting with Your Irish Heritage –
The Wild Geese

For centuries the Irish have dispersed many of their best and brightest to far away lands. Few countries have such an expansive history of emigration… and this tendency continues even today. As a result, Irish traditions have developed that relate specifically to this legacy, such as the Irish wake (which is a special farewell for someone who is living rather than dead) and the greeting “How long you home for?”...

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Follow in the Footsteps of Irish Saints: Beautiful and “Blessed” Places to Add to Your Ireland Itinerary
Feb24

Follow in the Footsteps of Irish Saints: Beautiful and “Blessed” Places to Add to Your Ireland Itinerary

With over 300 saints directly associated with the island, Ireland earned the title of “the land of saints and scholars.” However from a global perspective, St Patrick maintains celebrity status among Irish saints…after all, he’s the guy who gives the world an excuse to party every March 17th, right? I thought I take a moment to introduce you to a few wonderful places in Ireland that are associated Irish saints:...

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Irish Travel Predictions and Trends for 2014
Dec31

Irish Travel Predictions and Trends for 2014

As we head into 2014, I thought I’d take a moment to highlight a few trends… maybe even make a prediction or two about what the new year holds for those planning a trip to Ireland. The Rise of the Wild West: Failté Ireland has spent the last year polishing up the west coast with a collection of road signs and amenities for its launch of the longest defined coastal driving route IN THE WORLD. They’re calling it the Wild...

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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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Eight Websites We’re Thankful For
Nov27

Eight Websites We’re Thankful For

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US, and it’s a day when Americans reflect on the things for which they’re thankful. This tradition means something different for every family, and at the Irish Fireside it’s a time to look to our favorite web resources and share them with the world. Time Travel Ireland — with its growing archive of distinct places scattered around Ireland, this site combines gorgeous photos with solid...

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