The Engaging Ireland Podcast

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

Episode 10 – Ardmore and Lismore

Lismore Castle

Lismore Castle

Ardmore is a lovely little fishing village located in west county Waterford approximately 70 kilometers SouthWest of Waterford City.  It is probably best known in the area for its beautiful beach and for its Cemetery, which houses the grave of St. Declan.  Lismore, one of the most historic towns in county Waterford, is probably best known for St. Carthage’s Cathedral and for Lismore Castle, the Irish home of the Dukes of Devonshire.  It was also once home to Sir Walter Raleigh.  In this episode, we talk about the day we spent visiting Ardmore and Lismore and discuss what there is to see and do in the area. Continue Reading…

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A St Patrick’s Day Greeting

Saint Patrick Statue on the Hill of Tara

Saint Patrick Statue on the Hill of Tara

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Engaging Ireland!

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Episode 9 – Glendalough and the Wicklow Mountains

The Round Tower and Glendalough

The Round Tower and Glendalough

The Wicklow mountains contain some of the most amazing scenic views in all of Ireland.  Set near a series of lakes in the Wicklow mountains, the picturesque monastic settlement of Glendalough is steeped in history.  In this episode, we talk about Glendalough and our day in the Wicklow mountains. Continue Reading…

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Episode 8 – Powerscourt

Pepper Pot Tower at Powerscourt

Pepper Pot Tower at Powerscourt

We talk briefly about Belvelly Castle, mentioned in an earlier episode about Cobh. Then we talk about our trip to Powerscourt.

*Please note: We are not specifically endorsing any of the websites, companies, tourist sites or products that we list in our show notes. We are simply providing links to things we have mentioned in our podcast. You need to do your own research when deciding upon a product or service provider to find out which one best suits your individual needs and desires. Continue Reading…

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Episode 7 – Searching for Your Irish Roots

Annie Moore Statue in Cobh

Annie Moore Statue in Cobh

In this episode, we interview our friend and travelling companion, Lisa, about her experiences regarding researching her Irish family roots.

One caveat: When doing research and finding information from any source, donât believe that the information you find is accurate until you can verify it by finding a second source that backs up that information. The government records arenât always accurate and neither are family records or the records of churches for that matter. ALWAYS CROSS-VERIFY YOUR INFORMATION! Continue Reading…

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