#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)....

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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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Q&A: What’s It Like to Travel Ireland in the Winter?
Jan29

Q&A: What’s It Like to Travel Ireland in the Winter?

We’re planning our first trip to Ireland, and we’re thinking of taking advantage of the lower prices in the winter. Is this a bad idea? Will it be a rainy mess? — Kerri from Ohio via email Your question arrived at the perfect time. At this very moment, I’m in Ireland… in the dead of winter… and you know what? It’s not bad, but it’s definitely different from other times during the year....

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A Taste of Irish Culture with the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast – AUDIO
Dec30

A Taste of Irish Culture with the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast – AUDIO

If you enjoy listening to podcasts or a bit of online audio… and have an interest in Irish travel and culture, I think you’ll have a good time hanging out with Eoin over at the Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast. His collection of interviews are conversations with interesting people, and offer a nibble of interesting bits about topics related to Ireland. And with ten episodes in under four months, there’s a growing...

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