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Travel Tales with Fergal is a weekly interview series where Irishman Fergal O'Keeffe chats to a special guest about their travels, adventures and experiences living abroad. We talk about travel, culture, people, food, politics, history, tourism and expat lives.
Fergal has a lifelong love of travel. He loves going on adventures and dreaming and planning of future trips. He brings his natural curiosity and passion when interviewing a wide range of guests from the arts, sports, journalism, business, travel professionals and adventurers. I really hope these chats inspire you to dream of travel adventures like they have inspired me.
He can be found on Instagram and Facebook @traveltaleswithfergal and twitter @fergaltravel

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Travel Tales with Fergal Fergal O'Keeffe

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Travel Tales with Fergal is a weekly interview series where Irishman Fergal O'Keeffe chats to a special guest about their travels, adventures and experiences living abroad. We talk about travel, culture, people, food, politics, history, tourism and expat lives.
Fergal has a lifelong love of travel. He loves going on adventures and dreaming and planning of future trips. He brings his natural curiosity and passion when interviewing a wide range of guests from the arts, sports, journalism, business, travel professionals and adventurers. I really hope these chats inspire you to dream of travel adventures like they have inspired me.
He can be found on Instagram and Facebook @traveltaleswithfergal and twitter @fergaltravel

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    Keith Wood

    Keith Wood

    The Travel Tales with Fergal Podcast features Munster, Ireland and Lions rugby legend Keith Wood. We talk about Keith's travels throughout his rugby career with Ireland and the Lions but what really shines through is his love of County Clare and particularly his hometown Killaloe. He talks eloquently about his love of west Clare and particularly Quilty, where is family originally from.
    Keith tells great tales about playing with Ireland including his first and last game in Australia. Keith is inextricably linked to the Lions and he shares great insights into the iconic tour of South Africa in 1997 and Australia in 2001. He looks forward in anticipation to the South African tour in 2021 and discusses whether it will go ahead or not. Keith shares great stories from the last Rugby World Cup in Tokyo. He talks about his time in London with Harlequins and his love of that city. He is particularly fond of Australia where he went on many tours with Ireland and the Lions and ended his career at the World Cup in 2003. Keith tells us where his favourite cities and stadiums to play in are and his favourite countries to tour to.
    I would ask you to please subscribe on Apple Podcast so a new episode will appear in your library every week. I would also really appreciate if you could leave a rating and review as it helps others to discover this podcast. To find out who is on every Tuesday please follow me on Instagram and Facebook @traveltaleswithfergal.
    Destination Guide
    Australia
    Sydney
    Queensland
    Brisbane
    Lions
    South Africa
    New Zealand
    Rome
    London
    Quilty
    Chicago
    San Sebastian
    Les Gets
    Zermatt
    French Alps
    Tokyo
    Clare
    Ireland
    Rugby
    Lions




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    • 47 min
    Mark O'Halloran

    Mark O'Halloran

    We can't physically travel right now but there is nothing to stop us armchair travel day-dreaming. This is a personal episode as I'm interviewing fellow Clareman and old friend Mark O’Halloran. Mark is an Irish actor, playwright and screenwriter of great renown. He recently won two IFTA's for Best screenplay for Rialto and Best Supporting Actor for the Virtues. Mark has written and starred in many great films including Adam & Paul, which is a movie now often considered one of the best in Irish cinema history.
    We talk about hiking the Camino, cycling the length of the Danube, exploring the Middle East, and recommendations from the less explored parts of Eastern Europe and life in sunny Cuba. He shares stories from attending international film festivals. He talks about summers in west Co. Clare when growing up and much more.
    The Travel Tales with Fergal Podcast is an interview series where I talk to interesting people with great travel stories every Tuesday. I would ask you to subscribe and a rating helps others find this travel podcast.. Stay safe and keep dreaming of future travel.
    Destination Guide
    Ireland
    Co Clare
    Middle East
    Syria
    Iran
    Estafan
    Beirut
    Damascus
    Aleppo
    Holland
    Amsterdam
    London
    Cuba
    Havana
    Playa Del Este
    Albania
    Macedonian
    Kosovo
    Turkey
    Hungary
    Budapest
    Danube
    Camino
    Rome
    Venice
    Colorado
    Cannes Film Festival
    Istanbul

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    • 44 min
    Expat Lives Philip O'Connor Sweden

    Expat Lives Philip O'Connor Sweden

    This is the first interview in a new series as part of Travel Tales with Fergal Podcast called Expat Lives where I interview expats about their lives abroad and get great insider travel tips. We discuss life as an emigrant and their opinions on Ireland looking from afar.
    Expat Lives will feature people like Annie Kennedy on working for Formula 1 and Shell in Africa, John Carey ex Duty CEO of ADNOC in the UAE, Brendan Dwyer the GM of Spain’s No.1 golf resort La Finca and journalist Richard Fitzpatrick in Barcelona to name a few. For details follow me on Instagram @traveltaleswithfergal
    My guest this week is Philip O'Connor who has lived in Stockholm, Sweden for over 20 years. He is a journalist and fans of The Stand Podcast will know him for his Swedish Covid reports. He has worked all over the world and tells tales of America, Iceland, Sweden, Ireland, South Korea, Russia, Brazil and much more.
    I would ask you to please subscribe on Apple Podcast so a new episode will appear in your library every week. I would also really appreciate if you could leave a rating and review as it helps others to discover this podcast. To find out who is on every Tuesday please follow me on Instagram and Facebook @traveltaleswithfergal. Philip is worth following on twitter on @philipoconnor.


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    • 55 min
    Ibiza Special with Dawn Hindle

    Ibiza Special with Dawn Hindle

    This episode is real wanderlust for some summer travel daydreaming. Our guest Dawn Hindle is an Ibiza legend who went to Ibiza in 1994 and set up the famous Manumission Club night that put Ibiza on the world clubbing map. She has since set up Ibiza Rocks and now owns the iconic Pikes Hotel. Her story is the story of the island. She gives great Ibiza recommendations and really conjures up fond memories of summer sun, beaches, restaurants and parties to inspire your dreams of future summer travels.
    I would ask you to please subscribe on Apple Podcast so a new episode will appear in your library every week. I would also really appreciate if you could leave a rating and review as it helps others to discover this podcast. To find out who is on every Tuesday please follow me on Instagram and Facebook @traveltaleswithfergal. Dawn is worth following on Instagram on @dawnhindle and @pikesibiza.
    Finally I'm delighted to say I have a new feature called Expat Lives and the first one is out this Thursday with Irish journalist Philip O’Connor living in Sweden. People who listen to The Stand with Eamonn Dunphy will know his Covid reports from there. He gives a great insight into the life of an Irishman living abroad.

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    • 36 min
    What's the Matter with America

    What's the Matter with America

    We have a special Bonus episode called “What’s the Matter with America” featuring Daniel Gilmore, a Republican reporting from North Carolina and Sean O’Neill, a Boston Democrat now living in Ireland who discuss what is being called one of the most important elections in US history.  
    They give a topical, informative and entertaining insight into the current state of America and outline why this election is going to be much closer than many people expect. They discuss why the economy and taxes are still important to Republicans and whether Trump has inflicted enough damage on America for Reagan Republicans to vote for Biden.
    I would ask you to please subscribe so a new episode will appear in your library every week. I would also really appreciate if you could leave a rating and review as it helps others to discover this podcast. To find out who is on every Tuesday please follow me on Instagram and Facebook @traveltaleswithfergal.

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    • 51 min
    Sports Broadcaster Con Murphy

    Sports Broadcaster Con Murphy

    Travel Tales with Fergal is a weekly interview series where Irishman Fergal O'Keeffe chats to a special guest about their travels, adventures and experiences living abroad. We talk about travel, culture, people, food, politics, history, tourism and expat lives.
    I hope this podcast series will fuel your armchair travelling imagination.
    Our guest this week is the sports broadcaster Con Murphy, who has a true love of travel and his profession. Con worked as one of the main sports presenters with RTÉ from 1992 until 2012. In that time he anchored RTÉ Radio's coverage of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016. He has presented football, golf, rugby, hockey, basketball, athletics, and horse racing on RTÉ Television. We talk about his favourite sports events, stadiums and travel destinations.
    We have a special Bonus Episode coming out this Thursday called US Election Special: What is the Matter with America featuring Republican Daniel Gilmore and Democrat Sean O'Neill who have a topical, funny and informative discussion on the current state of America.
    I would ask you to please subscribe so a new episode will appear in your library every week. I would also really appreciate if you could leave a rating and review as it helps others to discover this podcast. To find out who is on every Tuesday please follow me on Instagram and Facebook @traveltaleswithfergal.
    Destinations Guide
    Summer Olympics - Atlanta, USA, Athens, Greece, Sydney,Australia, Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, London, UK and Tokyo, Japan
    Champions League Final
    Ryder Cup
    Irish Open
    USA
    Las Vegas
    Palm Springs
    Santa Monica
    Bali
    Ubud
    World Cup Japan and Korea
    Seville
    Madrid Bernabau
    Barcelona Nou Camp
    Shamrock Rovers
    Germany Euro 88, 
    Tenerife
    Spanish Football
    Puerto Vallarta Mexico


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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

mariegavigankells ,

So enjoyable

I am really enjoying your podcasts. Best of luck with it.

Richard Fitzp ,

Perfect balm for the travel itch

Fascinating collection of interviews. Real escapism, and the host has a brilliant interviewing technique, gently drawing out his guests with the ability, too, not to get in their way when necessary ... and the travel anecdotes would really get you hungry for the road!

KETS2020 ,

Great distraction in Covid days 🙂

Great podcasts and great chats - I feel like I’m there! Looking forward to much more escapism which is also allowing me plan for the days when we can travel again!

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