An Irish Welcome Without Going Too Far from Home
Aug22

An Irish Welcome Without Going Too Far from Home

I would have loved to have been in Ireland last weekend, but I was perfectly content with the hundred thousand welcomes I received at Milwaukee Irish Fest. There’s something about an Irish festival that gives us an interim taste of the Emerald Isle between trips (even if it includes a few things that don’t resemble anything I’ve seen in Ireland – Can anyone say shamrock sequined feather boas and leather...

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The Story of Irish Belleek Pottery
Jul12

The Story of Irish Belleek Pottery

The notable pottery produced in Belleek has been produced for 150 years. Tours of the factory get you up close to the craftspeople as they work. The clip above offers a great introduction, and this episode of Ireland’s Countrywise takes an even closer look. If you’ve got a piece of Belleek in your home, you might enjoy visiting Belleek’s website where you can date the mark on the bottom....

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2011 Emerald Awards
Jun25

2011 Emerald Awards

Every year I present awards for the “best of the best” in Ireland. From lodgings to restaurants to pubs. I am extremely particular about places that I personally recommend. Even more so for those receiving an award. For 2011 I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Emerald Awards. Congratulations to all the winners! Hotel of the Year: Kilronan Castle in Ballyfarnon, Co. Roscommon Guesthouse of the Year:...

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Q & A: Where Can I Hear Irish Spoken?
May22

Q & A: Where Can I Hear Irish Spoken?

  To answer this week’s question, I called on an expert. Mo chara (that’s irish for “my friend”) Eoin from Bitesize Irish Gaelic jumped at the chance to share some tips about the speaking the Irish language.   Where Can I Go to Hear Real Irish Spoken? — Anne Marie Sparks via Facebook Irish Gaelic (or simply, ‘Irish’) is the native language of Ireland. If you’re planning a...

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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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