The Engaging Ireland Podcast

Providing travel tips, guides to places of interest, interviews and all things Ireland – Hosted by Travis and Kathy Nelson

Ep. 25 – Irish Christmas Traditions

In this special holiday edition of the Engaging Ireland Podcast, Travis and Kathy take a look at some of the holiday traditions that have been practiced in Ireland over the years, and Travis presents a recital of the Kerry Christmas Carol, written by Sigerson Clifford.

Anne Roos was kind enough to allow use of her beautiful harp music for this episode. For further information on Anne and her music, visit her website at or in iTunes.

The Engaging Ireland Podcast ( presents information, interviews, and travel tips related to Ireland and Irish Culture. The podcast can also be found on iTunes and other media podcast outlets.  (Why are we talking ourselves in the third person here?  Well, that would be because this episode, and these shownotes were first released on Marc Gunn’s Celtic Christmas podcast!  Check out all the Christmasy goodness here:

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5 Replies

  1. Hey, that ornament looks familiar ;)

    Great episode! Thanks.

  2. kim hathaway Dec 28th 2010

    Hi Travis,

    Just wanted to let you know I was your secret santa! Hope you gift arrived on time and in one piece!

    Happy New Year

  3. Go raibh mile maith agat! Thank you for the lovely ornament, Kim! When we set up our tree next year, it will take its rightful place near the shamrock ornament we received from Irish Fireside (a photo of which appears with this blog post)…

    Hope you had a very Merry Christmas. Slan! Travis

    And Kathy would like to thank her Secret Santa, Laury from California, for the lovely bell full of Ferrero Roche treats! Unfortunately, they didn’t last long enough to even take a photo, but they were enjoyed by family! ;)

  4. Thanks for the lovely compliment, Corey! Yes, we were certain you’d recognize that ornament… it has pride of place on our tree each year now. :)

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