Postcard from Ireland: River Inagh in the town of Ennistymon
May06

Postcard from Ireland: River Inagh in the town of Ennistymon

I took this photo while standing below the Cascades from the River Inagh in the town of Ennistymon, in County Clare. A forceful waterway, it was a great resource for the mills which were very busy many years ago. As I traveled the pathway to this view, which is captured by the camera lens, I felt as if I was walking the same pathway that my great-grandfather walked too because this was the town where raised his family until leaving...

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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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Autumn Postcards From Ireland
Nov16

Autumn Postcards From Ireland

Read about Autumn In Ireland Real Postcards From Ireland   © 2013 Michele Erdvig Web: IrelandYes.com Book: Ireland Dream Trip FREE Ireland Travel...

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The Amateur Traveler Goes to Ireland – AUDIO
Nov11

The Amateur Traveler Goes to Ireland – AUDIO

Veteran podcaster, Chris Christensen talks about his recent trip to Kilkenny, Cashel, Dingle, the Cliffs of Moher, and the Burren. You can have a listen below and visit the show notes at Amateur Traveler. http://media.amateurtraveler.com/amtravmp3/390AmateurTraveler.mp3...

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A Day Along the Shannon Estuary
Sep16

A Day Along the Shannon Estuary

A journey to Ireland’s “prettiest village” leads to gardens, ruins, the discovery of Irish coffee, dolphin watching, and Europe’s first international airport.   Mummy, look,” announced the little girl stretching her hand across the railing next to me. I followed her finger to the splashing water about a quarter mile away. From the upper deck of the car ferry, I could see dolphins skimming the surface of the Shannon Estuary. As...

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Spectacular! Limerick’s King John’s Castle Gets a €5.7 Million Makeover
Jul09

Spectacular! Limerick’s King John’s Castle Gets a €5.7 Million Makeover

Dramatic illustrations by David Rooney set the tone… “this is not a fairytale castle!” In fact the new interpretive centre added to the buildings adjacent to King John’s Castle in Limerick don’t shy away from the site’s violent past. It wears it like a badge of honor; after all, it only emphasizes the city’s coveted location on the Shannon River. While the exhibits rely on the familiar tricks...

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