The Engaging Ireland Podcast

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

Episode 11 – A Whirlwind Tour of Ireland

Irish Lamb

Irish Lamb

In response to a listener’s questions and comments, we produced this show in order to illustrate what a two-week vacation in Ireland could look like. This is only one of an infinite number of options available to travellers, but it will give you an idea of what you *can* do.

Fasten your seatbelts for a whirlwind tour of the Republic and Northern Ireland!

Ferries from Rossaveel (Bus available from Galway City)

Aran Island Ferries

www.aranislandferries.com

Aran Direct

www.arandirect.com

Ferries from Doolin

Doolin 2 Aran Ferries

http://www.aran-island-ferry.com/

Aran Doolin Ferries

http://www.doolinferries.com/

Doolin Ferry

http://www.doolinferry.com/

Moher Cruises

http://www.cliffs-of-moher-cruises.com/

(This carrier provides service to Aran Islands and Cliffs of Moher cruises, as do some of the other Doolin operators.)

Flights to the Aran Islands

Aer Arann

http://www.aerarannislands.ie/

Shuttle buses for ferries and flights leave from Galway (and Kilronan) daily, but you can drive yourself out to the airport or ferry docks if you prefer.

Other Links

Kylemore Abbey

http://www.kylemoreabbey.com/

Connemara Region

http://www.connemaraireland.com/

County Mayo Home Page

http://www.mayo-ireland.ie/

(with links to towns and attractions in County Mayo, including the village of Murrisk and the town of Westport)

County Sligo Home Page

http://www.countysligo.com/

Sligo Heritage Page

http://www.sligoheritage.com/

Enniskillen Home Page

http://www.enniskillen.com/

Ulster American Folk Park

http://www.folkpark.com/

Dungiven Castle

http://www.dungivencastle.com/welcome.html

North Antrim Information

http://www.northantrim.com/

Giantâs Causeway

http://www.northantrim.com/giantscauseway.htm

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge

http://www.northantrim.com/carrick_a_rede.htm

Dunluce Castle/Carrickfergus Castle

http://www.geographia.com/northern-ireland/ukiant03.htm

Monasterboice

http://www.sacred-destinations.com/ireland/monasterboice.htm

Mellifont Abbey

http://www.sacred-destinations.com/ireland/mellifont-abbey.htm

Brú na Bóinne

http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/MidlandsEastCoast/BrunaBoinneVisitorCentreNewgrangeandKnowth/

Loughcrew

http://www.loughcrew.com/cairns.htm

(When you return the key to the cairn, be sure to take a trip through the Loughcrew Gardens or buy a cup of tea or coffee and a snack at the Coffee Shop.)

National Museum of Ireland

http://www.museum.ie/en/homepage.aspx

Dublin Bus Tours (we’re not making a recommendation of one over another)

http://www.dublintours.net/tours/tourDetail.cfm?tour_id=7192

http://194.106.151.179/sightseeing/index.aspx

Kilkenny Self-Guided Walking Tour

http://www.knockahopple.com/Kilkenny.pdf

Kells Augustinian Priory

http://www.kellsvillage.bravepages.com/priory.htm

Cashel town and the Rock of Cashel

http://www.cashel.ie/

Mallow Information

http://www.mallow.ie/co/web/Cork%20County%20Council/Mallow/Visit%20Mallow

Killarney

http://www.killarney.ie/

Ring of Kerry

http://www.ringofkerrytourism.com/

Skellig Michael

http://www.sacredsites.com/europe/ireland/skellig_michael.html

http://www.kerrypoet.utvinternet.com/monastic/kerry/skellig.html

Skellig Experience Centre

http://www.skelligexperience.com/skellig_experience.html

Dingle Peninsula

http://www.dingle-peninsula.ie/

The Famine Cottage

http://www.famine-cottage.com/

Blasket Islands

http://www.greatblasketisland.com/

Blennerville Windmill

http://www.blennervilleattractions.ie/

King John’s Castle & Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

http://www.shannonheritage.com/Attractions/

Join us again next time for more adventures in Ireland. Slan!

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  1. Originally Posted by Kelly, Imported by EngagingIreland – What can I say. I’d like to thank my producer, my director. I am somebody. You made a podcast including my name….. Really, thanks for the time spent responding to my questions. It was very helpful. I do have a flight into Dublin but can adjust the intinerary based on your outline to see much of what you discussed. I will be staying in Galway in lieu of Doolin. I am also delaying my rental car pick-up until leaving Dublin thanks to your suggestion. I very much appreciate it. Kelly

  2. Originally Posted by Alma, Imported by EngagingIreland – I’ve listened to your podcast and I am interested in ascertaining how many times you have been to Ireland. Have you traveled all over the country? Thanks in advance for this information

  3. Originally Posted by Pat and Jon, Imported by EngagingIreland – Travis and Kathy, We wanted to thank you for a wonderful podcast. We’ve been to Ireland twice now. On our most recent trip we took my mother and were in Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day 2008. Much as you described, seeing the look on my mother’s face was enough to offset the cost of the cCeltic Tiger vs. the dollar. This past weekend we drove 1600 miles round-trip to see Jon’s mother in Pennsylvania. We listened to your entire run of casts straight through (in reverse order — don’t ask). It was so much fun to hear you describe places we’ve been, and start taking notes on places we’ve missed. Like you, we would love to move there one day so we’ll both be paying to attention to your developments along those lines. Keep up the great podcast! –pat


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