Welcome to Jody’s first video podcast! You can a view this podcast on YouTube. Jody is speaking with Ciarán Cannon, Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development. They are discussing traditional music in Ireland and Temple Bar Trad Fest in Dublin. After the short chat enjoy live performances from 4 Irish trad bands.
Mention Kells to anyone visiting Ireland and their thoughts move immediately to the Book of Kells, now housed at Trinity College in Dublin. The famous book is associated with Kells, a heritage town in County Meath, not the beautiful medieval priory we visited in County Kilkenny.
Fungi the Dingle Dolphin has lived in Dingle Harbour for over 32 years. A wild Bottlenose dolphin, Fungi is the most famous resident of this small town on the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland.
You can visit Fungi on one of the daily tours that leaves Dingle Pier hourly, or pre-book and Up Close RIB Tour for a longer tour with fewer people- and even the chance to hop in the water with Fungi, if you can handle the cold Atlantic chill.
Just saying the word “vacation” should bring up a sense of relaxation and a slower pace. But for many people, going from “full speed ahead” to “full stop” is difficult. In our connected age of sharing and comparing, it’s easy to forget that vacations should be about taking a break, relaxing on your own or with friends and family, and creating new memories with people you love.
Sometimes it’s the simplest changes that can bring the greatest rewards. Try these five tips to help you live in the vacation moment.
Jody is speaking with Paula Carroll, Director of Sales and Marketing, and Thomas Bruin, Activities Manager, for The Lodge at Ashford Castle. Discover how you can enjoy a luxury stay on a castle estate without the huge price!
Northern Ireland is a juxtaposition of cultures. It’s both Irish and British, lush and sparse, regal and disreputable all at the same time. And though there have been clashes in the past, the Northern Ireland of today stands ready to welcome travelers eager to explore its distinct culture, mythology, and history. But be warned: you won’t want to rush through ‘the North’. It is worth your time and not just as an ‘add on’ to an Ireland vacation.
Airfare to Ireland begins to fall in September, and by October rates are as low as you will likely see them. The package deals on Ireland winter vacations are often incredible- airfare, car and lodging- for one low price. But why would anyone want to visit Ireland during the “darker half” of the year? Can you really have a fabulous vacation in Ireland when the days are shorter, the nights are longer and the air is chillier?