Digging Up Dublin’s Wonderful Secrets with Pól Ó Conghaile
Mar16

Digging Up Dublin’s Wonderful Secrets with Pól Ó Conghaile

On my first visit to Dublin, I learned everything I needed to know about the city on the Hop On/Off bus. Yep… St Patrick’s Cathedral, Jameson Whiskey, Trinity College, government buildings, a lap around the zoo, and Guinness… add a stroll down Grafton Street to see the street buskers, and my checklist exceeded my expectations. Plus, the charming bus driver left me well-versed in the nicknames for Dublin public art...

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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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An American in Belfast: The Amateur Traveler Talks About Titanic, Murals, Meals, and More – AUDIO
Dec19

An American in Belfast: The Amateur Traveler Talks About Titanic, Murals, Meals, and More – AUDIO

Belfast and Northern Ireland are a bit of a mystery to many North Americans. Questions arise about its safety, its politics, and its “worthiness” as a tourist destination. Many of those uncertainties can be put the rest after hearing Chris Christensen talk to Mary Jo Manzanares about her travels in and around Belfast on the Amateur Traveler Podcast. Mary Jo offers a wonderful perspective on both things to see and do on a...

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#131 The Ferry, Adventure, and Ireland’s Connection to Liverpool – an Interview with Helen In Wonderlust – AUDIO
Nov14

#131 The Ferry, Adventure, and Ireland’s Connection to Liverpool – an Interview with Helen In Wonderlust – AUDIO

#131 The Ferry, Adventure, and Ireland’s Connection to Liverpool – an Interview with Helen Davies In this episode Corey sits down with blogger Helen Davies to talk about her recent visit the Emerald Isle where they talk about traveling by ferry, taking in a bit of adventure travel, and Ireland’s connection to the city of Liverpool. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. . Photos from Helen’s Trip… Oysters...

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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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