#138 The Unexpected Value and Comfort in Ireland’s Unique Hostels — AUDIO
Jul28

#138 The Unexpected Value and Comfort in Ireland’s Unique Hostels — AUDIO

Hostels have come a long way in recent years, and many hostels offer a boutique, yet budget, experience for travelers. In this episode, I get reactions from my friends Liam and Tony about their stays in Irish hostels and reveal my list of the best hostels for those who might have reservations about staying in a budget accommodation. Have a listen and feel free to review the show notes: CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen    Quotes...

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Today is Riverdance’s 20th Birthday
Apr30

Today is Riverdance’s 20th Birthday

It’s hard to believe that 20 years ago a little dance act took to the stage while Ireland was hosting the Eurovision song contest and kicked off the international sensation known as Riverdance. The segment was quickly extended into a full-length show and has been touring the world ever since. Here’s a link to the original segment… you’ll see why it wowed the audience. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of...

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#137 Time Travel in Ireland with Archaeologist Neil Jackman – AUDIO
Mar24

#137 Time Travel in Ireland with Archaeologist Neil Jackman – AUDIO

Part of Ireland’s allure comes from its extensive collection historic sites, and we owe much of what we know about these places and their accessibility to archaeologists who study them and help us understand the people who came before us. I had the opportunity to chat with archaeologist Neil Jackman about his favorite places in Ireland and about how visitors can better experience some of Ireland’s most unique and fascinating places....

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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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Things Are Looking Up for Ireland… and You’re Being Called Home – VIDEO
Mar12

Things Are Looking Up for Ireland… and You’re Being Called Home – VIDEO

I thought you might enjoy this video Failte Ireland has put together celebrating some of Ireland biggest accomplishments in recent years… and they’re inviting you to come home to see what it’s all about. You can watch the video above or take a peek at a few of the screenshots below (however, the screenshots don’t do the video justice).   Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers....

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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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