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Travel tips for trips to the island of Ireland with Tourism Ireland. Let's explore the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and discover places to visit, eat and stay! Visit ireland.com to plan out your next trip #FillYourHeartWithIreland #LongingForIreland

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Travel tips for trips to the island of Ireland with Tourism Ireland. Let's explore the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland and discover places to visit, eat and stay! Visit ireland.com to plan out your next trip #FillYourHeartWithIreland #LongingForIreland

    Dublin-Belfast City Break Tips with Veera Bianca

    Dublin-Belfast City Break Tips with Veera Bianca

    City breaks – a great way to do a quick trip to another country and culture. Come, explore, enjoy, and return another day. But which city should you choose and what should you do?
    Today we are joined by Veera Bianca, a travel writer and travel photographer to talk about Dublin and Belfast as weekend getaways and what to do in each city.
    To read and follow Veera’s Finish blog visit: veerabianca.com or find Veera on Instagram @Veerabianca.

    Dublin:
    Stores:
    Siopaella - siopaella.comSheridans Cheesemongers - sheridanscheesemongers.comExperiences, drinks and food:
    Fanshion and food tour - fabfoodtrails.ieRo & Co Whiskey Distillery - roeandcowhiskey.comGuinness Storehouse - guinness-storehouse.comJameson Whiskey Distillery - jamesonwhiskey.comTrinity college and Book of Kells- tour - tcd.ie/visitors/book-of-kellsThe Seafood Café by Niall Sabongi - klaw.ieRustic Stone Restaurant -rusticstone.ieSaint Stephen’s Green ParkThree Twenty Ice-Cream Lab - threetwenty.ieMurphy's Ice-Cream - murphysicecream.ieHotels:
    Wren Urban Nest - wrenhotel.ieIveagh Garden Hotel - iveaghgardenhotel.ie 
    BelfastTitanic Belfast - titanicbelfast.comTitanic hotel Belfast - titanichotelbelfast.comBushmills Whiskey Distillery - bushmills.euGiant tours - gianttoursireland.comBelfast gin tour - tasteandtour.co.uk 
     
     

    • 32 min
    Irish homeliness – B&B style

    Irish homeliness – B&B style

    Cosy cottages, town houses, country homes, farmhouses, and historic houses – They are all very different, but one thing thy have in common is the sense of Irish homeliness.
    Today we are joined by Helena Healy, CEO at B & B Ireland to talk about Irish homeliness and how to experience Ireland from a B&B.
    For more information on the trips on offer visit: bandbireland.com
     
    This episode’s Irish words:
    A couple of words
    Cúpla focal - Pronounced: Coop-la Fuc-ull
    ---
    Cheers! (To your health)
    Sláinte - Pronounced:  S + lawn + Ch(urch)

    • 24 min
    Brú na Bóinne – a UNESCO world heritage site

    Brú na Bóinne – a UNESCO world heritage site

    Three giant mounds stand on top of 3 hills overlooking a bend in the Boyne River. But these three mounds are no ordinary mounds, they have been named as UNESCO World Heritage and figure throughout Irish history, myth, and folklore. So, what makes them so special and why should you visit? 
    Today we are joined by Clare Tuffy, from the Office of Public Works at the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre to talk about Ireland’s ancient heritage.
    For more information on the trips on offer visit: Heritageireland.ie
    For more in-depth info visit worldheritageireland.ie
     
    This episode’s Irish words:
    The Palace of the Boyne
    Brú na Bóinne - Pronounced: Bry na Boiñe
     
    Other attractions mentioned:
    Louchcrew Cairns
    heritageireland.ie/places-to-visit/loughcrew-cairns
    Hill of Tara
    heritageireland.ie/places-to-visit/hill-of-tara
    Carrowmore and Carrowkeel, Co. Sligo
    heritageireland.ie/places-to-visit/carrowmore-megalithic-cemetery
    Boyne Valley
    ireland.com/en-se/destinations/county/meath/boyne-valley
    Hill of Tara
    ireland.com/en-se/things-to-do/attractions/hill-of-tara
    High cross of Monasterboice
    discoverboynevalley.ie/boyne-valley-drive/heritage-sites/monasterboice-finest-high-cross-ireland 
    1st Cistercian Abbey
    discoverboynevalley.ie/boyne-valley-drive/heritage-sites/old-mellifont-abbey 
    2nd Cistercian Abbey
    discoverboynevalley.ie/boyne-valley-drive/heritage-sites/bective-abbey 
    Largest Anglo-Norman castle: Trim Castle
     heritageireland.ie/places-to-visit/trim-castle 

    • 28 min
    A Pint of Guinness, Please

    A Pint of Guinness, Please

    Guinness – Synonymous with Ireland and a must try when on the island - but what makes it so special? How is it made and what is the story behind it the famous beer?
    Today we are joined by Colm O’Connor, Beer Specialist at the Guinness Storehouse to talk about what makes Guinness so special as well as what you can expect when visiting the Home of Guinness in the heart of Dublin.
    For more information on the tours on offer visit: guinness-storehouse.com

    • 36 min
    Windmill Lane Recording Studios

    Windmill Lane Recording Studios

    U2, The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, and many more have recorded songs or albums at Dublin’s first recording studio, since its founding 40 years ago – but, what makes it so special and why should you visit?


    Today we are joined by Aidan Alcock, Director at Windmill Lane Recording Studio to talk about the studio, its history, process, and famous recording artists as well as what you will experience when you visit the studio.


    For more information on the tours on offer visit: windmilllanerecording.com


     


    This episode’s Irish words and saying:


    Music and Fun


    Ceol agus Criac – Pronounced: qu-eol agus krak

    • 27 min
    A Titanic Legacy

    A Titanic Legacy

    RMS Titanic – the world’s largest ship at its launch has not only left its mark in film culture but also in its birthplace – the city of Belfast – where you now find the world-leading Titanic Experience visitor attraction in the very shipyard where Titanic was built. But what legacy has Titanic left and how can you find its traces and experience this famous ship?
    Today we are joined by Scott Shaw, from the Visitor Experience Crew at Titanic Belfast to talk about the Titanic Experience, Harland and Wolff, Titanic Hotel Belfast, SS Nomadic and the impact it made on the city of Belfast.
    For more information on the tours on offer visit: tianicbelfast.com
     
    This episode’s Irish words and saying:
    Keep going (encouragement)
    Keep her lit – Pronounced: Keep ‘eer lit

    • 21 min

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