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The Burren Farm Experience | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 113
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The Burren Farm Experience | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 113

Brohagh O’Rourke and her husband Cathal, a fifth-generation farmer, are your hosts at the Burren Farm Experience in County Clare where you can take a guided walk, try AgriCamping, or taste farm-fresh produce.
Don’t miss Bronagh’s tips on what you should be sure to do when visiting the Burren!

Rebroadcast: The Heart of the Burren with Tony Kirby | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 82
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Rebroadcast: The Heart of the Burren with Tony Kirby | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 82

Join Jody as she talks with Tony Kirby, author and Burren guide, about what makes the Burren in County Clare such a fascinating and unique destination in Ireland. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. If you like what you hear, please give my podcast a 5-Star review at iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast…

Kilshanny House & Other Tasty Spots in the Burren
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Kilshanny House & Other Tasty Spots in the Burren

At the heart of Kilshanny village, a small stop on the N67 between Lisdoonvarna and Enistymon, Kilshanny House is far too easy to drive past if you’re not looking for it. I can nearly guarantee having done so in the past, my mind set to a destination and not the area around me. On this…

Family Activities in The Burren
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Family Activities in The Burren

The Burren, famous for its barrenness, is one of the most unique places in Ireland. Its limestone terrain, hardy vegetation, and rugged animals, both wild and domestic, make the Burren a contrast. Barren limestone gives way to open grazing land. The limestone cliffs drop abruptly into the ocean. And beauty appears out of nowhere. Too often…

Visiting Inis Mór and the Aran Islands
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Visiting Inis Mór and the Aran Islands

Of all the islands off the shores of Ireland, the Aran Islands may be the most well known. About the Aran Islands Located off the west coast of Ireland, the Aran Islands are accessible by ferry from County Galway, Rossaveel year-round or Galway City from March thru September, and Doolin from March thru mid-September. There…

Birds of Prey Demonstrations and Hawk Walks – Amazing Ireland Experiences
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Birds of Prey Demonstrations and Hawk Walks – Amazing Ireland Experiences

Since my family’s first hawk walk, way back in 2015, we have been hooked on these up-close experiences with birds of prey in Ireland. The Sport of Falconry in Ireland The sport of falconry is the hunting of wild animals in their natural habitat by means of a trained bird of prey. Falconry has been…

Compare a Disney Ireland Vacation to a Copycat Self-Drive Trip
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Compare a Disney Ireland Vacation to a Copycat Self-Drive Trip

Updated for 2024 Adventures by Disney Vacations, trips around the world with the magic of Disney, has been operating since 2005.  Their Ireland vacations – available with family and adults only options- take in some of Ireland’s top sights, including Dublin, the Rock of Cashel, Killarney, and the Cliffs of Moher. With 2024 pricing starting…

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Explore County Cavan from Hawthorn Lodge

County Cavan is a place that many tourists miss or pass through as they make their way across the northern half of Ireland. Located on the border of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland halfway between Dublin and Sligo, Cavan (Irish for ‘the hollow’) is an outdoor retreat, an area of lakes and open…

Ireland Shopping Tips – Best Souvenirs & the VAT | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 142

Ireland Shopping Tips – Best Souvenirs & the VAT | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 142

During your Ireland vacation you’ll have dozens of opportunities to purchase Ireland souvenirs and gifts. My advice? Buy items that will keep memories of your trip fresh for years to come. An added bonus when purchasing Ireland souvenirs – the Value Added Tax refund you receive as you leave the country. After years of traveling…

Best Family Travel Spots in Ireland
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Best Family Travel Spots in Ireland

Ireland has so much to offer families. I think it is the best country for a first European vacation – there is no (or very little) language barrier, wide open space to explore, and the land oozes magic. When you’re traveling in Ireland with kids it’s smart to concentrate on one or two areas. Not…

2024 Friends & Family Tour of Ireland

2024 Friends & Family Tour of Ireland

October 10 – 17, 2024 I would love to have you join me on a special tour exclusively for my friends & family. I have designed this tour to showcase the beauty of Ireland, the wonderful people and culture, while sharing some of my favorite places with the people who mean the most to me….