Megan’s Photo Essay from Moneygall
May22

Megan’s Photo Essay from Moneygall

Megan Smolenyak is in Moneygall this week for Barack Obama’s Irish homecoming. The US-based genealogist has a special interest in the presidential visit because she played a key role in connecting Obama to his Irish Kearney relatives. Lucky for us, she’s keeping a photo essay from her time in the heart of Ireland. See Megan’s most recent uploads >> Learn more about Megan’s Moneygall research...

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Will the Obama Visit Inspire More to Come Home to Ireland?
May22

Will the Obama Visit Inspire More to Come Home to Ireland?

U.S. President Barack Obama’s whirlwind tour of Ireland kicks off on Monday… only days after England’s Queen Elizabeth departed from her first visit to the Emerald Isle. With the leaders of the country’s two biggest tourism markets touring just ahead of the summer travel season, the Irish are working double-time to get the attention of would-be visitors. For Americans, that means tapping their heritage....

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Atop the Hill at Loughcrew
May15

Atop the Hill at Loughcrew

It’s always nice to travel vicariously through others, and this month I’ve been along for the ride with the blog at http://hayesinireland.blogspot.com/. I’m thrilled they included a day in Louth… Loughcrew is among my favorite sites in Ireland. More video and stories at...

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#116 Rural Ireland Chat with Ella McSweeney – AUDIO
May04

#116 Rural Ireland Chat with Ella McSweeney – AUDIO

Episode Guide – Podcast #116 Rural Ireland Chat with Ella McSweeney Ella McSweeney tells about some of the interesting people and traditions she’s encountered on her travels around Ireland for her radio and television programs. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Our Podcasts are availble on iTunes – here’s our link for Techies Show Notes: 00:00 Intro Fields of Gold by Anne Roos –...

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Thin Places in Ireland
Apr24

Thin Places in Ireland

Ireland is loaded with “Thin Places,” and Mindie Burgoyne put together this video loaded with some of her favorites set to a tune from Anne Roos. You can listen to our interview with Mindie in Podcast Episode...

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Exploring Moneygall Before President Obama Arrives
Mar22

Exploring Moneygall Before President Obama Arrives

It’s official. Barack Obama is making his way to Ireland in May. Like Ronald Reagan’s visit to Ballyporeen in County Tipperary in 1984, a presidential visit is big news in Ireland… especially for a tiny Irish village that wouldn’t normally make it on the tourist route. For the occassion, the Corrigan brothers updated their song “There’s No One as Irish as Barack Obama” expecially for the...

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