The Engaging Ireland Podcast

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

Episode 16 – An Interview with Dr. Tim Campbell

Saint Patrick Centre (Courtesy Lancastrian)

Saint Patrick Centre (Courtesy Lancastrian)

Episode 16 ñ Interview with Dr. Tim Campbell
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.
The following information appears on the centreís website (http://www.saintpatrickcentre.com/):
The Centre is an exciting interpretative exhibition which tells the fascinating story of Ireland’s Patron Saint. Through Patrick’s own words a light is shone on the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and its development through his mission. A series of interactive displays allow visitors to explore how Patrick’s legacy developed in early Christian times and reveal the fabulous artwork and metalwork which was produced during this Golden Age. The exhibition also examines the major impact of Irish missionaries in Dark Age Europe – a legacy which remains to this day.
The Saint Patrick Centre is the only permanent exhibition in the World†dedicated to†Ireland’s Patron Saint and one of the top tourist destinations in Ireland. Situated in the heart of Saint Patrick’s Country, beside Down Cathedral and Patrick’s Grave,†we are just 2 hours north of Dublin and 40 mins south of Belfast. The Centre provides a cutting edge interactive exhibition about the life and legacy of Patrick and is a central hub on the new Saint Patrick’s Trail through Counties Armagh and Down. As a non-profit organisation we provide reconciliation†education programs to thousands of children in Northern Ireland every year as well as†running cross border and international youth programs. The Friends of Saint Patrick is a support†organisation which is growing around the World to make people aware of our work and the new Northern Ireland.
Bernd Biegeís article (and many others about travel to Ireland) on About.com can be found at http://goireland.about.com/od/countydown/gr/patrick_centre.htm.

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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Engaging Ireland MiniCast – New Website and the Podcast Awards

In our first mini-cast, we talk briefly about our plans for our mini-casts, talk about the new website, then give a bit of detail about the 2009 Podcast Awards. Nominations for the Podcast Awards open on October 4th and close on October 18th.

Links to the nomination categories can be found here:

http://www.podcastawards.com

The nomination rules can be found at:

http://www.podcastawards.com/index.php?option=rules

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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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Episode 2 – Our Itinerary

We have about 30 days until our trip to Ireland! We discuss the itinerary for our May 2008 trip. Continue Reading…

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Episode 1 – Planning Your First Trip to Ireland

Our update -  Being outsourced and the beginning of the job hunt in Ireland.
Planning your first trip to Ireland – an overview. Continue Reading…

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