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The Podcast on Irish Travel, Irish Customs and All Things Irish. We take you to some of the best Irish towns and villages. As we explore Ireland's most popular destinations, we offer our suggestions to get you off the tourist trail and in to the "real" Ireland. Sit back, relax and make yourself comfortable at the Irish Fireside, and feel free to use our Episode Guides for maps, destination recaps and links to the sites and topics we discuss.

Irish Fireside Travel Cast Network

    • Society & Culture
    • 2.7, 3 Ratings

The Podcast on Irish Travel, Irish Customs and All Things Irish. We take you to some of the best Irish towns and villages. As we explore Ireland's most popular destinations, we offer our suggestions to get you off the tourist trail and in to the "real" Ireland. Sit back, relax and make yourself comfortable at the Irish Fireside, and feel free to use our Episode Guides for maps, destination recaps and links to the sites and topics we discuss.

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Imaginary Ireland

The podcasters forget (or ignore) that Ireland is a modern country and a member of the European Union. Instead they purport the image of The Quiet Man; they would have listeners believe Ireland is all thatched roof cottages, leprechauns and rural pubs. This is what the tour books sell you: A fantasy. The podcast is the equivalent of a Thomas Kinkaide painting and has no basis in reality. They never seem to discuss current news events, government scandal, taxes, immigration or the EU economy. That's because they don't live here. Avoid the Irish Fireside. The podcasters are tourists from the American midwest, infatuated with their storybook images, pretending to be experts on a country they don't live in. If you want to learn about Ireland, you're better off picking up a copy of the Irish Independent newspaper.

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