The Engaging Ireland Podcast

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

Milwaukee Irish Fest

A view of the Irish Fest Cultural Village

A view of the Irish Fest Cultural Village

Hello, Everyone! Kathy here.

Milwaukee Irish Fest is barely a week gone now, but I want to get things written down before they fade from my (ever-decreasing) memory.

What a time we had at 2009 Irish Fest! We saw and did so much; yet, there was so much more we wanted to do that we just couldn’t get to. We planned to do more interviews and watch more bands and talk to more people. The truth is that, just like when you’re driving yourself around Ireland, it takes longer to get from Point A to Point B than you think it should. This is not a bad thing! We lingered over a pint here and an exhibit there. We met up with some old friends and made some new ones.

We would certainly be remiss if we didn’t thank Corey and Liam from the Irish Fireside for showing us the ropes and acting as our tour guides for the weekend. And we can’t wait to go back in 2010! Continue Reading…

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Episode 14 – Fairymount Farm – John and Linda Kenny Interview

The Old Cottage at Fairymount

The Old Cottage at Fairymount

When we were planning our first trip to Ireland, we had no idea what we were doing. We were traveling with another couple and none of us had been outside of the borders of North America before. We had a lot of decisions to make. How would we decide what to see and do? Should we stay in hotels? Or B&Bs? Or should we rent a self-catering accommodation for the week? If we were to stay in a self-catering accommodation, where would we want it to be located? Continue Reading…

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Episode 13 – All Ireland Travel Interview (Pt. 2)

A view in the Gap of Dunloe

A view in the Gap of Dunloe

We present the second half of our conversation with Peter and Kemberlee from All Ireland Travel (see show notes from Episode 12). Continue Reading…

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Episode 13 – All Ireland Travel Interview (Pt. 1)

Peter, Kemberlee, Travis and Kathy

Peter, Kemberlee, Travis and Kathy

All Ireland Travel website (Kemberlee and Peter’s website)

http://www.allirelandtravel.com/

Peruse the site and check out the information related to travel to and within Ireland, as well as information about car rental and accommodation. As Kemberlee notes in our interview, the information/descriptions for many of the attractions and accommodations listed on the website were recently updated and expanded.

While you’re there, be sure to check out their blog. The link to it is found under “More Information” (select “blogspot”). You can also link to the Ireland Yahoo group from the website and sign up to join the discussions! Continue Reading…

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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! Continue Reading…

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