A travel podcast with Mindie Burgoyne about Ireland - exploring places where the veil between this world and the eternal word is thin.
Thin Places in Celtic Brittany
Welcome to Episode 17 of the Thin Places Travel Podcast. This episode features Brittany France – an area with one of the largest collections of pre-Christian monuments in Europe. And these monuments are the run of the mill dolmens or passage tombs. The monuments in Brittany, in many instances, predate those in Ireland and the UK. Many believe the people who created the first of the monuments in Ireland and the UK came from Brittany.
Achill Island History and Things to Do with Patricia Byrne
This episode is focused on the largest of Ireland’s islands – Achill Island. It lies of the coast of County Mayo, and can be accessed by a bridge. It’s an island of stories, of sorrow, of powerful women, and it has some of the most beautiful scenery is all of Ireland with sheer cliffs, amazing mountains, bogland, sandy beaches and historic villages.
Accessing the Celtic Otherworld with Dolores Whelan
Dolores has always been a teacher and educator. And she’s one of the most educated people I’ve ever met. At one time she was a biochemistry lecturer holding a Master of Science degree from Trinity College Dublin. Now she is an author and lecturer on spirituality and also leads pilgrimages to the sacred places in Ireland and Iona, Scotland. Dolores has written extensively on education, creativity and Celtic Spirituality.
New Ancient Henge Discovered in Boyne Valley
In July of this year – 2018, Anthony and a friend were in the Boyne Valley doing some arial photography with drones. Anthony was able to see a previously undiscovered henge and two smaller mounds in a farmer’s field. The postholes were only evident because of the recent drought that Ireland had suffered.
Mythical Ireland-Boyne Valley Discussion
Anthony is an author, a husband and father of five children. By day he works as a journalist, but he has a passions include photography, astronomy and Irish mythology especially as they pertain to the ancient monuments found in the Boyne Valley near where he live and throughout Ireland. Anthony is the author of Island of the Setting Sun: In Search of Ireland’s Ancient Astronomers as well as several other books.
Kinsale - Barry Moloney and Ardmore
Kinsale Walks and the oldest Ghost Tour in Ireland. Our guest will be Barry Moloney, a tour guide with Kinsale Historic Strolls. He'll tell about how Kinsale is a draw for artists and storytellers and a little bit about Kinsale history. We'll also review the Kinsale Ghost Tour,
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I am soooo looking forward to more episodes. They are so interesting and well done.
Podcast with Mary Reynolds
5 Stars. What a great interview with this naturalist, author, award winning landscape designer, who has had amazing life experiences. ! Looking forwatd to listening to more Thin Places podcasts.
The topic of "thin places" is of interest to me but I only stumbled upon the podcast after one of her episode guests whom I follow mentioned it in one of his FB posts. I have since binge listened to four shows in two days and individually told six friends (and the list keeps growing,) plus mentioned it in a closed FB women's minimalist packing group. Seems Mindie got her "sea legs" fairly fast on hosting a podcast.
I like the topics. I appreciate that she gives book recommendations in most episodes, or for example, talked about the merit of Dublin's Leprechaun Museum, (which frankly I didn't make time for when I last went to Ireland and now I'm feeling like a return trip is required.) I also like the guests she hosts.
I hope this podcast is around for a long time. Slainte!