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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#125 Your Smartphone in Ireland and the Best Apps for Irish Travel – VIDEO & AUDIO VERSIONS
Apr01

#125 Your Smartphone in Ireland and the Best Apps for Irish Travel – VIDEO & AUDIO VERSIONS

Episode Guide – Podcast #125 Your Smartphone in Ireland and the Best Apps for Irish Travel In this episode, I chat with Jody Halsted and Stephanie Chastain about smartphones in Ireland and the best apps for Irish travel CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. http://www.irishfireside.com/podcasts/125irishfiresidesmartphones2.mp3 Or watch it as a video…   Our Podcasts are available on iTunes – here’s our...

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15 Websites to Help You Plan Your Trip to Ireland
Dec25

15 Websites to Help You Plan Your Trip to Ireland

You’re going to Ireland, and now you find yourself addicted to the Internet’s all-you-can-eat buffet of Irish travel info. If you’re like most Irish Firesiders, you’re probably spending most of your internet time gobbling up every possible tidbit of info about the Emerald Isle. However, you probably have to worry about things like food, shelter, and a boss who doesn’t include your Irish research on your...

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Six Websites We’re Thankful For
Nov22

Six Websites We’re Thankful For

There’s a tradition in the United States that on the third Thursday of November citizens take a moment to reflect on the things for which they are thankful. It’s a lovely custom that means something different for every family… for some it’s early-morning shopping (or now late-night shopping) or American football or parades or time with family or simply a day to reflect. For us, it’s also a day to look to...

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Raising Intercultural Kids
Jan24

Raising Intercultural Kids

We get a lot of requests for tips for traveling with children… and we’re always happy to offer our suggestions (like a visit to www.irelandwithkids.com). In addition to finding amazing places to take your kids, there are many other ways to prepare your children for experiencing new cultures. Our friends Dr. Jessie Voigts and her daughter Lillie Forteau over at www.wanderingeducators.com have written a nice resource guide...

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Irish Christmas Music: Spectacular Sister Acts
Dec13

Irish Christmas Music: Spectacular Sister Acts

This holiday season has Irish Firesider Pam Stucky thinking about great tunes. Here are two brilliant CDs she recommends from two amazing sister acts: Sephira Starlight The brand new Christmas CD “Sephira Starlight” features Ruth O’Leary and Joyce O’Leary, violists/vocalists/sisters from Ireland. Ruth and Joyce, who together are Sephira, toured for two years with the group Celtic Thunder and are now touring on their own with their...

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