In this episode, we sit down to talk with Marie McKown of Tourism Ireland to discuss current issues affecting Ireland tourism, such as how the recession has affected travel to and within Ireland and how the tourism industry in the country has reacted.
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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Dr. Campbell is the Director of the Saint Patrick Centre in Downpatrick, County Down. He was kind enough to sit down with us for a few moments during Milwaukee Irish Fest 2009, and he told us about the Centre and several of its programs, which include local outreach events and an international ambassador program.
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We caught up with Tommy Sands, world-renowned singer/songwriter and social activist from County Down, at the 2009 Milwaukee Irish Fest and asked him about his musical influences, his new book The Songman: A Journey in Irish Music, and how he views the changes that have taken place in the last few decades in Northern Ireland. Continue Reading…
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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…