Traveling in Ireland

Traveling in Ireland

Traveling in Ireland podcast. Join Jody Halsted as she chats with the people you’ll meet as you travel through Ireland.

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When we can travel again is Ireland at the top of your international destination bucket list? I am leading two guided Ireland tours in 2021 – and I can't wait to tell you about them! Traveling in Ireland Tours Ah, 2020. Are you over yet? All indications right now are pointing to a return of […] The post Guided Ireland Tours 2021 | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 98 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Sep 17

24 min

Is Northern Ireland on your itinerary? Today's guest, Jamese McCloy, is going to give you a dozen reasons to venture off the tourist trail and explore the heart of Mid Ulster in Northern Ireland. Exploring Mid Ulster in Northern Ireland Click Here to add this to your Ireland vacation board on Pinterest! Meet My Guest: […] The post Mid Ulster – the Heart of Northern Ireland | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 97 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Aug 20

33 min

As travel restrictions begin to lift I am receiving dozens of emails daily asking for Ireland travel updates. What You Should Know About Visiting Ireland Now If you're 2020 Ireland vacation was postponed or you are ready to beginning planning your future Irish holiday, my book Planning the Ireland Vacation of Your Dreams is a […] The post Can I Travel to Ireland Now? | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 96 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Jul 24

13 min

As restrictions and fear around COVID-19 begin to ease and vacation deals begin to appear you may be wondering if now is a good time to book a fall vacation in Ireland. 2020 Fall Vacation in Ireland Advice There is never a bad time to plan a trip to Ireland! My book, Planning the Ireland […] The post Should You Book a Fall Vacation in Ireland in 2020 | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 95 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Jun 2

18 min

Discussing Ireland travel predictions for the rest of 2020 and into 2021 with 3 of my favorite Ireland tourism experts: Tina O'Dwyer, Pól Ó Conghaile, and Stephanie Chastain. Ireland Travel Predictions My 3 Special Guests Tina O'Dwyer from County Clare. Owner of The Tourism Space, which offers training and professional development for Irish tourism businesses. Pol O'Conghaile, […] The post Ireland Travel Predictions | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 94 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

May 7

44 min

Archaeologist Neil Jackman joins Jody to talk about some of the 5,000 years of Irish history in Ireland's Ancient East and shares stories about his excavations which separate fact from fiction. Ireland's Ancient East (2:20) About Neil Jackman and Abarta Heritage: Neil Jackman is an author, archaeologist and the Director of Abarta Heritage. Helpful Links: […] The post Ireland’s Ancient East with Neil Jackman [rebroadcast] | Traveling in Ireland Broadcast Episode 93 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Apr 16

42 min

Calling all budding archaeologists- this is your chance to dig in the Irish dirt and earn college credits! Today I'm talking with Eileen Murphy, Professor of Archaeology at Queens University Belfast, about Ireland's archaeological history and QUB Archaeological Field School. Ireland's Archaeological History (1:00) Eileen Murphy, Professor of Archaeology at Queens University Belfast We met […] The post Ireland’s Archaeological History with Queens University Belfast | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 92 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Apr 2

33 min

So many amazing travel deals coming to an inbox near you! But should you buy one? Breaking down vacation package tips so you can make the best decision for your trip! CLICK HERE to add this to your Ireland Vacation board on Pinterest! Vacation Package Tips Amazing travel deals are filling your inbox! But are […] The post Should You Buy That Great Vacation Package? | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 91 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Mar 19

13 min

While Coronavirus is dominating the news cycle right now there are dozens of reasons why your vacation may have to be cancelled. Here's how to keep from losing your money along with your vacation The post How NOT to Lose All Your Money if You Have to Cancel Your Vacation | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 90 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Mar 5

12 min

Survey Link If you've been considering a guided tour of Ireland but the timing of A Celtic Experience hasn't worked for you, I am making changes in 2021 – and I want your input! A Celtic Experience Ireland Tour 2021 I know you're probably thinking about where your summer vacation will take you this year, […] The post Guided Ireland Tour 2021 | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 89 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Feb 20

6 min

Are you beginning to trace your Irish ancestry but are overwhelmed or don't know where to start? My guest, genealogist and historian Declan Brady from the Irish Family History Centre in Dublin has tips to help you! CLICK HERE to add this to your Ireland Vacation Planning or Genealogy Board on Pinterest! Finding Your Irish […] The post Tracing Your Irish Ancestry with the Irish Family History Centre | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 88 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Feb 6

39 min

When is the best time to visit Ireland? Get the answer – and tips for traveling to Ireland at any time of the year- in the podcast! CLICK HERE to save this to your Ireland vacation planning board on Pinterest! When is the Best Time to Visit Ireland? Today's episode is sponsored by Irish Car […] The post The Best Time to Visit Ireland | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 87 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Jan 18

20 min

Today's podcast takes you off the Wild Atlantic Way and into the Atlantic Ocean! Step aboard the Scattery Island ferry for an island tour that takes you back in time! My guest today is Irene Hamilton, owner of Scattery Island Tours, the only ferry to Scattery Island in the Shannon River Estuary. CLICK HERE to […] The post Scattery Island Tours | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 86 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Jan 4

26 min

Planning a vacation is exciting! So many options of what to see and do, places to stay and dine. Today I'm sharing the Ireland travel tips you need to make your vacation magical and memorable (for the right reasons) in 2020! This podcast is sponsored by my award winning book, Planning the Ireland Vacation of […] The post 2020 Ireland Travel Tips | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 85 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Dec 2019

13 min

If you are considering touring with an Ireland driver guide then today's podcast is for you! My guest is Paul Feehan, Transportation Manager and Senior Guide for Ireland Chauffeur Travel– my recommended driver guide company in Ireland! We'll be talking about what makes a driver guided tour different than a large bus tour, as well […] The post Touring with an Ireland Driver Guide| Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 84 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Dec 2019

33 min

One of the best ways to learn about a city is through a guided tour. And one of my favorite types of tours is a food tour! Enjoy my chat with Grainne Lawlor of Irish Food Trail about Irish food and whiskey- and the tours they offer in Dublin, Galway, and beyond! CLICK HERE to […] The post Taste Ireland with Adventure Trails Tours | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 83 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Nov 2019

30 min

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 […] The post Rebroadcast: The Heart of the Burren with Tony Kirby | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 82 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Nov 2019

26 min

I'm heading to Dublin in January! What? Why would I do that? I am thrilled to share that I am returning to Temple Bar TradFest for a second year! I'll be sharing the sights and sounds of Dublin live across my social accounts from January 21 – January 28, 2020. Click here to add this […] The post Why You Should Visit Dublin in January | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 81 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Oct 2019

21 min

With Ireland's tourism numbers increasing annually it's understandable that many travelers are looking outside the busy summer months to plan their vacation. In this episode of the podcast I'm sharing Ireland travel tips for off-season vacations plus my advice on taking your children out of school to visit Ireland.CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. […] The post Tips for Ireland Vacations in the Off-Season | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 80 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Oct 2019

20 min

Today begins my first guided tour of Ireland! It's exciting- and a bit terrifying! By the time this podcast loads into your favorite app my group will be wandering through Kilkenny city. And for the next week they will discover ancient places, explore castles, stand upon two sets of cliffs, enjoy an intimate Irish session, […] The post Hello from Ireland | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 79 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Sep 2019

6 min

If you're wondering which spots the Irish think are worth visiting- wonder no more! The Independent, an Irish publication, polled its readers to find the top 7 Wonders of Ireland. If you've listened to the podcast in the past you know that I love to get tips from my Irish friends on places they think […] The post The 7 Wonders of Ireland | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 78 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Aug 2019

23 min

I am thrilled to welcome author Felicity Hayes-McCoy back to the podcast. It wasn't that long ago when Felicity first joined me on the podcast to talk about her book The Library at the Edge of the World, her first book to publish in the US. A while back I received a question from a […] The post Rebroadcast: Old Irish Traditions with Felicity Hayes-McCoy | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 77 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Aug 2019

60 min

In today’s episode, Jody welcomes special guests Nicole McElhinney and Bronagh Sharkey from the Amelia Earhart Legacy Association of Derry. Amelia Earhart in Ireland I still have a few spaces available for A Celtic Experience, my guided tour of Ireland this September. Learn more about this luxury guided tour in podcast episode 71 or see […] The post Finding Amelia Earhart in Ireland | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 76 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Aug 2019

21 min

The end of summer means Ireland vacation deals are beginning to pop up! If you are considering giving a trip to Ireland as a gift, or are just after a great deal, then you definitely want to listen to these Ireland vacation package tips! CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. If you would rather […] The post Rebroadcast: Ireland Vacation Package Tips | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 75 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Jul 2019

28 min

Jody welcomes returning guest Paula Carroll, Director of Sales and Marketing for Ashford Castle. 80 years of hospitality + an incredible offer for guests in 2019! If you like what you hear, please give my podcast a 5-Star review at iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast host. Stream our podcasts on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, and […] The post Ashford Castle – 80 Years of Hospitality | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 74 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Jul 2019

22 min

Jody is taking to the Atlantic waves again! Join her conversation about surfing in Ireland with Ben Bennett, owner of Ben's Surf Clinic in Lahinch, County Clare. https://media.blubrry.com/traveling_in_ireland/content.blubrry.com/traveling_in_ireland/Ben_Surf_Clinic.mp3 If you like what you hear, please give my podcast a 5-Star review at iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast host. Stream our podcasts on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, and Subscribe on […] The post Surfing in Ireland with Ben Bennett | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 72 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

May 2019

28 min

I may be biased, but I think A Celtic Experience is the best guided tour of Ireland. Learn why- and how to join me in Ireland this September! A Celtic Experience – My Guided Tour of Ireland I've spent years creating magical Ireland itineraries. Now I've created what I think is the best guided tour […] The post A Celtic Experience – The Best Guided Tour of Ireland | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 71 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Apr 2019

17 min

In today's podcast Jody's guest Joan Hamilton of Doolin2Aran Ferries takes you across the Atlantic waves to the Aran Islands, three islands off the coast of counties Galway and Clare where the old Irish ways are still very much in evidence. https://media.blubrry.com/traveling_in_ireland/content.blubrry.com/traveling_in_ireland/Doolin2Aran.mp3 If you like what you hear, please give my podcast a 5-Star review […] The post Atlantic Cruising with Doolin2Aran Ferries | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 70 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Apr 2019

32 min

Learn a bit about one of Ireland's greatest legends- and how you can get a taste of it- in County Meath. Jody is joined by returning guest Gerry Meade as we revisit the Salmon of Knowledge Experience. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. https://media.blubrry.com/traveling_in_ireland/content.blubrry.com/traveling_in_ireland/Salmon_of_Knowledge_2019.mp3 If you like what you hear, please give my podcast […] The post Tasting the Salmon of Knowledge in Meath | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 69 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Mar 2019

24 min

Learn Dublin's history through famous songs! In this podcast Jody chats with Fiona Dalton about her musical history tour of Dublin.  CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. https://media.blubrry.com/traveling_in_ireland/content.blubrry.com/traveling_in_ireland/Musitcal_Walking_Tour_of_Dublin.mp3 If you like what you hear, please give my podcast a 5-Star review at iTunes, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast host. Stream our podcasts on Spotify, […] The post Musical History Tour of Dublin with Fiona Dalton | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 68 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Mar 2019

16 min

  Join Jody as she reminisces about Temple Bar TradFest with Francesca Mazurkiewicz of Roots Music Rambler. Hear about stand-out TradFest performers, tips to keep in mind as you plan your trip, and a few places in Dublin you shouldn't miss when you visit. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. If you like what […] The post Temple Bar TradFest Tips with Francesca from Roots Music Rambler | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 67 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Feb 2019

31 min

Jody chats with award winning restaurateur Anthony Gray about County Sligo's amazing sights, activities and food. 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 host. Stream our podcasts on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, and Subscribe on Android. Anthony […] The post Get Hooked on Sligo with Anthony Gray | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 66 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Feb 2019

20 min

Join Jody as she chats with Karen Nixon, owner of Vintage Tea Tours, a Dublin afternoon tea… with a difference! 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 host. Stream our podcasts on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, and […] The post Vintage Tea Tours in Dublin | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 65 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Jan 2019

14 min

Get off the plane in Shannon and you can be horseback riding in County Clare in under 30 minutes! Jody is joined by Sarah O'Brien of Castlefergus Riding Stables in today's podcast. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. If you like what you hear, please give my podcast a 5-Star review at iTunes, Stitcher, […] The post Horseback Riding in County Clare at Castlefergus Riding Stables | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 64 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Jan 2019

23 min

Planning to visit Ireland in 2019? Ireland travel tips you need to make your vacation a success. 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 host. Stream our podcasts on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, and Subscribe on Android. […] The post 2019 Ireland Travel Tips | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 63 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Dec 2018

16 min

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Ireland! Join Jody as she chats with Tommie Ryan, the festival director of Ireland's largest Christmas festival: Winterval in Waterford.   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 […] The post Winterval in Waterford, Ireland’s Largest Christmas Festival | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 62 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Dec 2018

26 min

Stepping (virtually) into four historic buildings that will transform into TradFest venues in Dublin- but you can also visit on your own! Jody will also share a few handy Dublin travel tips! CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. If you like what you hear, please give my podcast a 5-Star review at iTunes, Stitcher, […] The post Visiting Four Amazing TradFest Venues in Dublin | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 61 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Nov 2018

23 min

When planning a trip to Ireland Temple Bar in Dublin is usually near the top of the list of places to visit in the capital city. But do you know where to find Temple Bar? Or how the area was named? Martin Harte, CEO of the Temple Bar Company joins me on the Traveling in […] The post A Bit About Temple Bar in Dublin | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 60 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Oct 2018

41 min

I'm sharing the driving in Ireland tips for tourists to safely navigate Irish roads! I'll begin with a few quick facts (like driving on the left), give you a quick primer on Irish roads, and even share a couple of my favorite tools for navigating in Ireland without GPS. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to […] The post Driving in Ireland – Tips for Tourists | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 59 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Oct 2018

20 min

I was thrilled to join Ciaran Blumenfeld on her Supernatural Travel Podcast to talk about Ireland's ‘thin places', some of my own ‘otherworldly' experiences, and standing stones. 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 host. […] The post Magical Mystical Ireland | Appearance on the Supernatural Travel Podcast | Episode 58 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Sep 2018

39 min

Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, and home to the country’s busiest airport, is an obvious place to begin or end your Ireland vacation. You can even base yourself in the capital city and take some amazing day trips from Dublin! Today Jody shares her favorite Dublin day trips – no car required! […] The post Day Trips from Dublin | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 57 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Sep 2018

23 min

Have you ever wondered what the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland are? How about the least popular (or the least crowded?) And how can this information help you plan your vacation? Jody tackles all those questions in this episode of the Traveling in Ireland Podcast. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. If you […] The post The Most Popular Tourist Destinations in Ireland | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 56 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Aug 2018

24 min

An Ireland vacation doesn't have to break your budget! Use these 10 tips to make your Euro go farther and help you save money 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 host. Stream […] The post Money Saving Tips for Ireland Vacations | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 55 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Aug 2018

17 min

If you couldn't make it to Ireland this year but really want to enjoy Irish culture, music, and craic, head to an Irish festival! Today Jody is speaking with Jeff Ksiazek, director of the Irish Fest School of Music and Archivist for the Ward Music Archives, about Milwaukee Irish Fest, the largest Irish festival in […] The post Milwaukee Irish Fest 2018 | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 54 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Jul 2018

32 min

With Ireland's tourism numbers increasing annually it's understandable that many travelers are looking outside the busy summer months to plan their vacation. In this episode of the podcast I'm sharing Ireland travel tips for off-season vacations plus my advice on taking your children out of school to visit Ireland. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to […] The post Ireland Travel Tips for Off-Season Vacations | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 53 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Jul 2018

20 min

Trying new foods is one of the best (and tastiest!) ways to learn about a culture when traveling. But when traveling with food sensitivities and allergies those tasty bites can turn dangerous. Thankfully it is easy to eat in Ireland with food allergies! In today's podcast Jody shares her tips on eating in Ireland when […] The post It’s Easy to Eat in Ireland When You Have Food Allergies | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 52 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Jun 2018

20 min

2018 is the official year of the Irish Language. Eoin O'Conchúir joins me on the podcast to talk about the Irish language in Ireland and how his course, Bitesize Irish Gaelic, helps people learn Irish. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. If you like what you hear, please give my podcast a 5-Star review […] The post Year of the Irish Language with Eoin O’Conchúir of Bitesize Irish Gaelic | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 51 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Jun 2018

43 min

The Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk has become an incredible attraction along County Clare's Wild Atlantic Way. Bernard Clarke of the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk Shuttle Bus joins me today with a few tips on using the shuttle, and information on the walk itself. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. If you like […] The post Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk Shuttle with Bernard Clarke | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 50 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

May 2018

23 min

Jody is talking with Eugene Maher, the Manager of Shannon Ferries, a quirky shortcut along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, connecting Tarbert, County Kerry and Killimer, County Clare. You can also check out my article about Shannon Ferries to learn more. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. If you like what you hear, please give […] The post Rebroadcast: The Quirky Shortcut Between Kerry and Clare on Shannon Ferries | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 49 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

May 2018

34 min

I am thrilled to welcome author Felicity Hayes-McCoy back to the podcast. It wasn't that long ago when Felicity first joined me on the podcast to talk about her book The Library at the Edge of the World, her first book to publish in the US. A while back I received a question from a […] The post Old Irish Traditions That Survive in Modern Ireland with Felicity Hayes-McCoy | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 48 appeared first on Ireland Family Vacations.

Apr 2018

60 min

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