Explore Ireland through the voices, stories and opinions of locals who live there and travelers who travel there. Cities include; Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Killarney, Midleton, and Belfast. Stories include; iconic sites to explore, things to do, modern culture, history, heritage, ghosts, and of course tasty things to eat and drink while in Ireland.
Can You Apply for Irish Citizenship? Trace Your Irish Heritage
Do you qualify to apply for Irish Citizenship? Maybe. Even if you were not born in Ireland, and your parents were not born in Ireland, you might be able to apply for Irish Citizenship if one of your grandparents was an Irish citizen who was born in Ireland. It's called Irish Citzenship through birth or descent. Explore this topic in a quick Ireland travel podcast episode.
A Virtual Tour of Dublin's EPIC Museum - The Story of Irish Emigration
This is a unique, virtual tour of the famous, EPIC Irish Emigration museum in Dublin, Ireland. As the world's first full interactive digital museum, this is an impressive stop on it's own. But, with 70 million people worldwide claiming Irish heritage it is also a beacon from a homeland with a rich tapestry of stories to share. EPIC is the story if Irish emigration and what happened across the world as a result of the Irish influencers worldwide who have shaped our modern societies through chartiable causes, scientific advances, sports, politics, literature and art.
The museum opened in May 2016, starting around 350 on the list of things to do in Ireland. By October 2017, it was listed #8 on TripAdvisors list, and by Spring of 2018 it ranked #5. And, if you visit, you will see why too. While hopefully someday every person of Irish descent will have the opportunity to visit Ireland, as a placeholder we hope that you enjoy this unique opportunity to get a short audio tour from Rory Cummins of the EPIC Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin.
Visit EPIC museum website here https://epicchq.com/
Show notes and other photos can be found here www.amidlifetraveler.com
Unexpected Ireland Adventure; Kayak Tour in Cork w Altantic Sea Kayaking
The Ireland of the travel ads, with people absorbed in Celtic history yet enjoying the end of the day with a pint of Guinness in a pub is real... but it's not all of Ireland. For those who appreciate and enjoy being in nature with authentic connection experiences, there is more. There are trails to walk, mountains to hike, bike trails to ride, and oceans to explore by kayak. This is Ireland. An Ireland that the locals enjoy on weekends, and the tourists may happen upon an opportunity to join. One such opportunity is taking a tour with Atlantic Sea Kayaking in West Cork.
You can find Atlantic Sea Kayaking online at TripAdvisor, Facebook, or their website www.atlanticseakayaking.com
Show notes, links and photos from this tour and more ideas for Ireland hiking and kayaking adventure vacation tours are online at https://amidlifetraveler.com/kayak-tour-cork-ireland-active-adventure-vacation-idea/
Take a Bike Ride in Killarney National Park, Ireland Vacation Idea
Do you ever join bike tours or rent a bike to get around when you are on your vacation? We do! And here's a virtual experience piece and advice for renting a bike and cycling in Killarney National Park in Ireland. You'll learn about the two most popular biking routes in Killarney National Park (paired with map images below) and can then imagine yourself as part of a ride, at a pitstop conversation that happened along the cross lines of a lake shore, a view of Innisfallen island, a large lime kiln, and a peek-a-boo look at Ross Castle in the distance.
Our bike rental and friendly advice comes from the people at O'Sullivan's Cycling and you can find them online at www.osullivanscycles.com . The bike path map images that show the routes discussed can be found at our website at www.amidlifetraveler.com
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Ireland Vacation with the Mitchell Family, Making the Most of Teenage Years
Meet the Mitchell family from Chatanooga, Tennessee who has made a priority the past two years to explore the world together and seems to be having a great time doing so.
During their kids' teenage years, the Mitchell's decided to spend the most of their time together as a family by not going on vacation to the same place twice. That decision led them to some amazing school break vacations, seeing about 10 different countries in the first two years.
You get to meet the Mitchells at a stop between tours in Belfast, Northern Ireland where they had just finished a black cab political taxi tour with Amidlife Traveler podcast host Laura H. Everyone was on a day tour from Dublin, Ireland that that included not only Belfast and the political tour, but also stopped at the Titanic Experience and spent much of the day at Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, and drove along some stunning countryside and ocean view roads Northern Ireland.
Great Ireland Vacation Experiences w/Cindy of One Perfect Day In Travel
Are you looking for great vacation experiences in Ireland? If yes, then this is an episode for you! We sit down to chat and compare our '3 Best Experiences' from Ireland vacations along with Cindy Loe of the One Perfect Day In Travel (guide books, travel blog and a travel podcast). It was hard to limit to just three experiences, so there are some extras thrown in here.... Ireland vacation experiences include visiting ancient Ireland sites, taking a boat ride around the Eye of Ireland in a small town just outside of Dublin, enjoying Irish pub music / food / people, a museum in Dublin that has a collection of some of the oldest religious writings in the world amongst many faiths, the Dingle Peninsula, plus bike riding in Killarney National Park, hiking at Giant's Causeway, and kayaking on the Port of Cork.