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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#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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#136 Learning to Speak Irish with Eoin – AUDIO
Mar01

#136 Learning to Speak Irish with Eoin – AUDIO

I must confess; my knowledge of the Irish language tends to be limited to place names and a few simple words like slán (bye) and fir (which means men… as in which door I should enter when I need to use the toilet… for ladies it’s mná). Fortunately, the internet is making learning Irish a bit easier, and Eion from Bitesize Irish Gaelic offers his insights into the Irish languag and teaches us a few handy phrases in...

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#126 Liam and the Old Souls of Ireland – AUDIO
May09

#126 Liam and the Old Souls of Ireland – AUDIO

Episode Guide – Podcast #126 Liam and the Old Souls of Ireland In this episode Liam talks about Irish story telling and the old souls that bring tales to life as part of the launch of Gavin Greer’s free ebook “Ireland: A Gathering of Stories” – Including a story from his neighbor Katie Madden. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Our Podcasts are available on iTunes – here’s our link for...

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Best of 2011 from the Irish Fireside
Jan01

Best of 2011 from the Irish Fireside

It was a big year for Ireland. Well-known visitors, a bump in tourism numbers, new travel apps, great deals for travel, and a renewed interest in Irish heritage filled the plus side Rough economic times, an increase in taxes (not for Irish tourism products though), and the passing of Ireland Expert Pat Preston on the negative end. As we look back on the year, we celebrate the many wonderful posts published last year by highlighting...

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Some Irish Toasts for 2012
Dec31

Some Irish Toasts for 2012

It’s almost 2012 (at least in my corner of the world), and I was thrilled to spot this list of Irish toasts at the Irish American Mom blog… http://www.irishamericanmom.com/2011/12/30/irish-toasts-blessings-for-a-happy-new-year/ 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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