12 episodes

Welcome to Travel with Brack Tours Podcast - Meet Peter, Nuala, Sinead, Colm, James, Debbie, Maura and Karen, all part of the Brack Tours extended family. Did you know that across the globe over 200 million people claim to have Irish ancestry.? Did you know that there are over 1400 ancient ruins in Ireland and that Riverdance started over 2000 years ago in Ireland! "At Brack Tours we didn't invent travel - we made it happen!" Learn about the "off the beaten track" locations, the real "local stories", meet the characters so why don't you pull up a chair and "Fill your Heart with Ireland"

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Welcome to Travel with Brack Tours Podcast - Meet Peter, Nuala, Sinead, Colm, James, Debbie, Maura and Karen, all part of the Brack Tours extended family. Did you know that across the globe over 200 million people claim to have Irish ancestry.? Did you know that there are over 1400 ancient ruins in Ireland and that Riverdance started over 2000 years ago in Ireland! "At Brack Tours we didn't invent travel - we made it happen!" Learn about the "off the beaten track" locations, the real "local stories", meet the characters so why don't you pull up a chair and "Fill your Heart with Ireland"

    Episode 12- Tom Sweeney - A Musical Journey

    Episode 12- Tom Sweeney - A Musical Journey

    In this latest Episode we chat with Tom Sweeney. Tom is a balladeer, songwriter and storyteller from Omagh, County Tyrone and a genuine ‘rarity’ in the field of Irish singing. He has spent nearly twenty years in Nova Scotia, Canada plying his musical trade. In 1998 he accepted a personal invitation by then president, Bill Clinton, to perform his song 'Anthem for the Children' in the White House. His audiences range from four and five year-olds right up to the thousands who regularly attend his performances on the stages of the U.S. and Canada’s premier Irish music festivals. Tom has an extensive back-catalogue of recorded music and continues to release albums for children and adults alike. He is a frequent traveller with Brack tours and organises many tour with his fellow musicians Brian Doherty and Kevin Evans. He talks to us about his life, his joy of music and love of Ireland. We hop you enjoy his story. Also check out there new tour for 2022 on our website www.brack tours.com 

    • 36 min
    Episode 11 - The Standun Story. A remarkable Irish success story.

    Episode 11 - The Standun Story. A remarkable Irish success story.

    In our latest episode we are joined by Donal and Cliona from Standun’s, a Family-Run Clothing & Gift Department store that was founded in 1946 by May and Máirtín Standún, and has been a landmark in Spiddal, Connemara, Co. Galway ever since. The store is now run by May & Máirtín's Grandchildren - sisters Clíona & Laragh Standún and previously by their son Donal. But the story is what our podcast reflects on and how from romance a family business blossomed which reflects all that is best in Irish and International produce marrying the traditional and contemporary to stunning effect. A remarkable Irish success story. A must listen to podcast. We hope you enjoy. 

    • 33 min
    Travel with Brack Tours Episode 10 - Waterford Viking Walking tours with Jack Burtchaell

    Travel with Brack Tours Episode 10 - Waterford Viking Walking tours with Jack Burtchaell

    In this Episode we head to the Sunny South east of Ireland and Waterford city where we chat with our good friend, Jack Burtchaell. Renowned for his excellent walking tours of Waterford's Viking Triangle, Jack enlightens us with his sense of humour and brings his story alive through his narrative and interaction with his guests. A natural storyteller (or what we call a seanchaí in Ireland) he has many awards and also publications to his name. Always a big hit with Brack tours clients. We are also joined by Peter Clarke from Brack tours, a long time friend of Jack. We hope you enjoy this episode. 

    • 37 min
    Travel with Brack Tours Episode 9 - NI Giant Experiences Vol 1

    Travel with Brack Tours Episode 9 - NI Giant Experiences Vol 1

    In our latest episode we talk with Eimear Flannagan from A Way A Wee Walk on her walking tours along the stunning Giant’s Causeway and her Clifftop experience now part of Tourism Northern Ireland's Giant Experiences initiative. Eimear's passion for the outdoors and sustainable tourism shines through and we are delighted to have her on this episode. We then talk to Mary Magee, Tourism Business Engagement Officer with the Mid Ulster Council. Mary has a passion for tourism and has been a driving force for the tourism industry in the region. She also tells us about the many Giant Experiences developed in the Mid Ulster region in cooperation with Tourism Northern Ireland and how her role has been crucial in helping local industry partners develop their tourism offerings. We hope you enjoy. 

    • 47 min
    Travel with Brack Tours - Episode 8 - The Last Leprechaun of Ireland

    Travel with Brack Tours - Episode 8 - The Last Leprechaun of Ireland

    Welcome to this special podcast Edition of Travel with Brack Tours. With St Patricks Day just around the corner we caught up with Ireland’s only Leprechaun whisper, yes you heard me right, a Leprechaun whisper. His name is Kevin Woods and he lives in the Medieval heritage village of Carlingford in County Louth situated in Irelands Ancient East. Know locally as ‘McCoillte’ Kevin Woods is Ireland’s last Leprechaun Whisperer. In 2002 he found the gold coins in a stone wall on Ghan Road Carlingford which enabled him to communicate  with “Carraig” the elder of the 236 surviving leprechauns. To hear the rest of the story you'll have to tune in...!

    • 27 min
    Travel with Brack Tours - Episode 7: Downpatrick & Beyond

    Travel with Brack Tours - Episode 7: Downpatrick & Beyond

    In this Episode we chat with Dr Tim Campbell, Director of St Patricks Centre Downpatrick, the only permanent exhibition to St Patrick in the World. The centre is open 20 years in 2021 and Tim explains his role and how the centre has developed over the years. We also chat with Martina Purdy and Elaine Kelly who have designed a new Camino-style pilgrim walk during lockdown to encourage people to come and enjoy the countryside and to experience the rich legacy of our patron saint and the beauty and history of Downpatrick. Martina has taken on a marketing role at the St Patrick Centre. Brack tours own Peter Clarke also joins in on the conversation. It turns out to be a really uplifting story. We hope you enjoy!

    • 43 min

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Just listened to the first podcast. Fantastic. It was fun hearing in greater detail how Brack Tours came into fruition.
As often as I’ve emailed Nuala back and forth, it was great hearing her rich voice.

I believe James might have spent his first week or so at Brack Tours traveling through Ireland with us - Baptism by fire. Let’s just say we had fun.

You guys are the best at what you do and that is why so many of your old friends keep booking tours years after year. See you in October!

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