#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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Goodies from Ireland

I’m in Dublin for the Travel Bloggers Exchange Conference… over 600 people committed to enhancing online travel content. I’m extremely proud Dublin is hosting the event… and honored I was invited to speak yesterday morning. One thing that comes with attending an event like this is the abundance of promotional goodies that get dropped into our hands. Since Irish Firesiders are by far the most loyal fans out...

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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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4th of July: Ireland Gets in on the Fun
May22

4th of July: Ireland Gets in on the Fun

While St Patrick’s Day has become a moment for the world to be a wee bit Irish for one day a year, it looks like the family-friendly spirit of the 4th of July is getting bigger and taking hold in Ireland. I’ve come across not one, not two, but THREE major celebrations in Ireland this summer. IRISH AMERICA DAY New Ross, Co Wexford The area is home to the ancestors of John F Kennedy and the Dunbrody Famine Ship & Emigration Centre,...

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Limerick Street Scene
Aug03

Limerick Street Scene

Tilt Shift – Limerick Toytown from Conor Bryce on Vimeo. When I spotted this video of Limerick streets, I just had to share. Firstly, the tilt-shift filming technique facinates me… it makes places look like toy towns. Secondly, it gives a little peek at the Limerick I know… a bustling city with shops and restaurants and pubs and people. Limerick often gets a bum rap from guidebooks. It’s a Viking city that had...

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