Ireland Travel Resources
Have you ever travelled to Ireland? Perhaps you plan to visit in the next year or two? Here I share articles that will help with planning - or reliving - your trip to Ireland. We bring to life the unique characteristics of the Irish people and countryside - often leaving the main tourist attractions to visit some interesting diversions that I think you will enjoy!
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Ireland Travel Letters
The following is an Irish Story submitted by Chuck Real as part of a Reader Story competition.
The following is an Irish Story submitted by Des Dineen as part of a Reader Story competition.
We had argued, well heatedly discussed all year the possibility of being invited to a wedding in Germany. I wasn’t winning and everything my husband Mike said was perfectly reasonable, it would be an expensive trip. Finally the invitation arrived on an evening when the house was packed with noisy cousins, an offspring and her…
I don’t know about you – but I am a big fan of the music of Van Morrison – I think most people would find something of beauty in his vast repertoire. But this morning, we’re going to use just one of his songs – “Coney Island” to guide us around south County Down. “Coming…
Coming into the town of Tralee – the administrative capital of County Kerry – my mind always goes back to the Rose of Tralee festival. Specifically to the early 1980s and heading down to Tralee for the craic, sleeping only when necessary and wherever possible. Funny how those memories can colour your impressions of a…
Ireland Travel Podcasts
Embark on a journey to County Antrim and the vibrant city of Belfast, delving into their deep-rooted heritage, histories, and prevalent surnames – an essential listen for anyone tracing their roots to this captivating corner of Ireland.
If you have ever visited Ireland then you have almost certainly visited our capital city of Dublin! There are so many cultural, heritage and historical sites spread around the city – and I’m sure you have a few of your own. In this episode we share just some of our own favourite stops in Dublin…
Join Mike and Carina as we take around Inishmore – the largest of the Aran Islands which lies at the mouth of Galway Bay to the west of Ireland. It’s a magical part of the world – and we travel around in the company of a very special tour guide.
In this episode of the Letter from Ireland Podcast show, we travel to the city of Glasgow in Scotland to meet two proud Glasgow natives of Irish ancestry. Come with us as we get a unique perspective on this city that saw the arrival of so many Irish immigrants from the 1800s onwards.
In this episode of the Letter from Ireland Podcast show, we take a trip around County Cavan – looking at the main families, sites and music along the way. Join us as we have the “Life of Riley” in County Cavan.