#148 Explore the Best Irish Castles for Kids with Jody Halsted – Audio
Mar14

#148 Explore the Best Irish Castles for Kids with Jody Halsted – Audio

Jody Halsted answers Max’s question about choosing the best castles for kids in Ireland.   CLICK FOR SHOW NOTES 00:00 Intro 00:23 What are the best Irish castles for kids? Jody Halsted from www.IrelandFamilyVacations.com Episode #115 Fairy Hunting with the Family in Ireland – http://irishfireside.com/2011/07/04/119-fairy-hunting-with-the-family-in-ireland/ Episode #125 Your Smartphone in Ireland and the best apps for Irish...

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48 Hours in Limerick — VIDEO
Oct02

48 Hours in Limerick — VIDEO

Both the city and county of Limerick tend to get overlooked by visitors. Fortunately, you can get a peek of what it’s like to spend some time Shannonside. Here are the places featured in the video: Ballyhoura Mountain Bike and Walking Trails http://visitballyhoura.com/ King John’s Castle Limerick http://www.shannonheritage.com/KingJohnsCastle/ Lucky Lane Limerick http://luckylane.info/ The Locke Bar Limerick http://lockebar.com/...

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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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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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