A Trip to Ireland – The Secret to Planning Your Trip (#108)

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 8 of the Letter from Ireland Show. In this episode, Carina and Mike Collins look at an ideal trip to Ireland and a special memory or two - through two different stories and reader letters.

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A Trip to Ireland – The Secret to Planning Your Trip (#108)

We are delighted to bring you Episode 8 of The Letter from Ireland Show – a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from our cottage in County Cork. Tune in to this episode – and dive straight in to a bit of Irish caint, ceóil agus craic (conversation, music and craic!).

Listen to the Audio.

You can listen to the show on your computer/smartphone by clicking on the play button (the triangle with the circle around it) below. You can also download the show onto your computer by clicking share and then the download button. Enjoy!

Read The Letters.

In this episode, Mike and Carina read from two of our letters from Ireland. Click on the titles below to see the full transcript of each letter so you can read along:

Letter 1: Planning Your Ideal Trip to Ireland?

We start off with this letter, looking at an ideal way to plan a trip to Ireland – the places to go and how to get the most out of your time.

Letter 2: Touring West Cork with Kilcrohane Sue.

Next up, we chat in this letter about a very special trip around County Cork – to the far west of the county – with lots of local colour and heritage.

Join The Conversation.

Do feel free to leave a comment or question in the section below. We’d love to hear from you!

Slán for now,

Mike and Carina.

  • Janice Drea West says:

    My Irish surnames are: Drea, Scanlan, O’Brien, Quinlan, Meagher, Hogan, Burke

  • Mack says:

    I am planning a trip to Ireland in late May and would love to learn more about my ancestors. I have traced my family tree all the way back to County Antrim, where my 7xGreat Grandfather was born. He is listed on Ancestry as John James McCullars/McCullough/McCuller and was born in 1680. His son John was also born there in 1700. He and his family came to the southern US sometime in the early 1700s.

    I am trying to get a little more information about him and would ultimately like to be able to trace my family tree back down to see if I have any living relatives still in Northern Ireland today. Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

  • Melody McAuliffe says:

    Thanks for the first-timer tips. We are coming in May and have chosen to drive. As you have advised, we are staying in 3 strategic locations for 3 nights each in order to get a real taste of Ireland. Our 3 day stay in Cork will include exploring my husband’s McAuliffe ancestors. Looking forward to reading more tips.

  • Sandy Laferriere says:

    Oh I am having such a time deciding where to travel when I get back to Ireland. Just listened to your advice again. So interesting. Thank you both.