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   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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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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Are the Irish Making the 4th of July their Own?
Jul04

Are the Irish Making the 4th of July their Own?

It’s interesting… while America has embraced St Patrick’s Day and pretty much taken it on as their own, it’s beginning to look like the Irish have taken a shining to the 4th of July. Like in the US, it’s a perfect mid-summer break, and the Irish are doing a few things to give it an Irish flair. Today, Shannon Airport was abuzz with Clare FM Radio on site to welcome transatlantic visitors… even Uncle...

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Serendipity on Tap: A Wedding Anniversary in Ireland that Was Meant to Be
Jun10

Serendipity on Tap: A Wedding Anniversary in Ireland that Was Meant to Be

This, I thought as we stepped into the quiet pub in Adare, County Limerick, must be a sign. Of the only five patrons, four wore charcoal tails, with bow-ties untied, and sat in a semi-circle anchored at the bar. The eldest among this group, a dignified-looking older man with a sharp part in his grey hair, stiffly nursed his pint. The others, much younger, squirmed like students starting an exam they didn’t study for. They...

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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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