The Engaging Ireland Podcast

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

Engaging Ireland – Episode 20 – Top 10 Monastic and Spiritual Sites

Outer wall at Kells

Outer wall at Kells

In the next few episodes, we will be taking a look at our Top 10 lists for Ireland. Seems like everyone is putting together a “Top 10” list these days, so we thought we would share some of our top choices for Ireland. We have chosen our favorites from several categories; for example, we’ll list our top ten favorite towns/cities, our top ten. Why didn’t we limit ourselves to just one list of Top 10 Favorites? It’s too hard! And, while we admit we haven’t seen everything there is to see yet, these are our favorites thus far.

We begin the podcast series with our Top 10 Monastic/Spiritual Sites. Ireland is virtually littered with sites dating back thousands of years. These are the sites we are most drawn to again and again. For more information on any of the sites we mention, please click on the links below. NOTE: Many of the sites are part of Heritage Ireland (www.heritageireland.ie). If you purchase an OPW Heritage Card, you can enter these sites for no cost or reduced cost.
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Engaging Ireland – Episode 19 – Skellig Michael

View from the top of Skellig Michael

In this episode we talk about our hands-down, bar none, favorite day out of all the things we’ve done and seen in Ireland: our visit to Skellig Michael.

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Engaging Ireland – Episode 18 – St. Patrick: Separating the Life from the Legend

St. Patrick Window - Christchurch, Dublin

St. Patrick Window - Christchurch, Dublin

In anticipation of Saint Patrick’s Day, we briefly explore the life and legend of Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland.

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Episode 17 – Irish Fireside Interview

Liam, Corey, Kathy and Travis at Irish Fest

Liam, Corey, Kathy and Travis at Irish Fest

At the 2009 Milwaukee Irish Fest, we sat down for an interview with Liam Hughes and Corey Taratuta, the hosts of the popular Irish Fireside travel podcast.  They told us a bit about their podcast, Liam’s cottage in Ireland, their favorite places to see in Ireland, and gave us some tips for first time Irish travelers.  You can find their amazing podcast at http://irishfireside.com

You can find more information about the festival itself and our topics of conversation by checking out the following sites:

Irish Fireside – http://irishfireside.com

Milwaukee Irish Fest – http://www.irishfest.com

Liam’s Jazz CD – http://liamjazz.com

Lamplighter Studio – http://www.lamplighterstudio.com

Knockahopple Cottage – http://www.knockahopple.com

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Engaging Ireland Minicast – The Christmas Narnia Experience at the Saint Patrick Centre

Kathy brings you an update about the Holiday exhibition schedule at the Saint Patrick Centre.  You can find more information about their holiday exhibit, the “Christmas Narnia Experience” on their website: http://www.saintpatrickcentre.com/

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