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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Christmas Dinner Irish Style: Great Holiday Recipes Inspired by Ireland
Dec16

Christmas Dinner Irish Style: Great Holiday Recipes Inspired by Ireland

People like to eat different things at Christmas time, foods that we don’t get the rest of the year. Not that the traditional turkey, ham, and mashed potatoes aren’t welcomed, but often our taste goes international. We at the Irish Fireside of course crave Irish dishes. But no use recommending the dishes we already know about. What about something different? Flavored Mash Adding something to your traditional mashed potatoes can make...

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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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A Bit of Ireland Shipped to Your Mailbox — My Ireland Box Giveaway
Dec02

A Bit of Ireland Shipped to Your Mailbox — My Ireland Box Giveaway

Who wouldn’t love a wee bit of Ireland in their mailboxes? …and I’m talking about their REAL mailbox, not their email inbox too! Every month, My Ireland Box puts together a unique sampling of delightful goodies made by Irish artists and businesses. They then package them in a beautiful box and ship them to folks like you who LOVE distinct Irish-made products. Every month is like opening a little love letter from...

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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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