A Bit of Irish Riverdance Heading to the Olympics

Figure skater Jason Brown brought a bit of “Riverdance” to the 2014 U.S. Men’s Figure Skating Championships. He brought down the house, and it earned him a spot on the Olympic team. Have a look… and...

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Irish Travel Predictions and Trends for 2014
Dec31

Irish Travel Predictions and Trends for 2014

As we head into 2014, I thought I’d take a moment to highlight a few trends… maybe even make a prediction or two about what the new year holds for those planning a trip to Ireland. The Rise of the Wild West: Failté Ireland has spent the last year polishing up the west coast with a collection of road signs and amenities for its launch of the longest defined coastal driving route IN THE WORLD. They’re calling it the Wild...

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Introducing the Irish Fireside Pen Pal Project
Dec28

Introducing the Irish Fireside Pen Pal Project

We’re taking a break from digital with our new Pen Pal Project. Sign up at www.IrishFireside.com/penpals. Music by Anne Roos –...

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All the Things Irish Firesiders Loved in 2013 – A Joyful Recap
Dec27

All the Things Irish Firesiders Loved in 2013 – A Joyful Recap

Before we flip the calendars and consume our lives with New Year’s Resolutions, we thought we’d look back on the highlights of 2013 based on what YOU liked, clicked, and watched this year via the Irish Fireside. Links to our podcast episodes At Aghaviller Church and Round Tower, Co Kilkenny. Heywood Gardens, Ballinakill, Co Laois. Today’s view from the Black Stones Bridge, Co Kerry. Glendalough, Co Wicklow Foreboding...

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Nollaig shona dhuit: Our Irish Fireside Christmas Tradition
Dec24

Nollaig shona dhuit: Our Irish Fireside Christmas Tradition

Episode Guide – Podcast #30 Lullaby for Caoilte Every Christmas we revisit podcast Episode #30 and listen to our friends perform Lullaby for Caoilte. Have a listen; I think you’ll really enjoy this. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. http://www.irishfireside.com/podcasts/03LullabyforCaoilte.mp3 More about Episode #30 BTW – Nollaig shona dhuit = Happy...

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5 Good Reads to Learn About the Winter Solstice in Ireland
Dec21

5 Good Reads to Learn About the Winter Solstice in Ireland

Today is the winter solstice… the shortest day of the year… the official start of winter; and a day that has captured the imaginations of humans for millennia. In Ireland, there are many locations that appear to have connections to this specific day. Below are a few articles that may shed some light on the topic: 10 Amazing Winter Solstice Experiences in Ireland – Pól Ó Conghaile reveals that Newgrange isn’t...

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