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#157 Downloading Offline Google Maps for Navigation in Ireland - AUDIO VERSION

4/4/2019
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Whether it's because you don't have an international plan for your smartphone or you simply hit a deadzone, it's a good idea to download local maps to your phone before you get lost in Ireland. In this episode, I walk you through the "hidden" feature in Google Maps that lets you get directions even when you phone is in Airplane Mode. A video version is available at https://youtu.be/2pQZmdIqWfc Google Maps is available for free in both the Apple and Google Play Stores.

Duration:00:01:49

#156 Four Ways to Access the Internet in Ireland

3/16/2019
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We've grown accustomed to around-the-clock internet access in our daily lives. That doesn't necessarily have to change when we travel in Ireland. Even if you're looking for occasional online check-ins, here are my tips for getting your devices connected on the Emerald Isle. Visit http://www.IrishFireside.com/wifi for more info.

Duration:00:06:15

#155 - Tips for choosing a rental car in Ireland

2/15/2019
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Here are my tips for choosing the right car rental company when planning your trip to Ireland.

Duration:00:08:16

Old Irish Traditions That Survive in Modern Ireland with Felicity Hayes-McCoy

4/28/2018
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This special episode come from the Traveling in Ireland Podcast with Jody Halsted. I thought Irish Firesiders might enjoy the tales and tidbits shared by author Felicity Hayes-McCoy. More at https://irelandfamilyvacations.com/old-irish-traditions-with-felicity-hayes-mccoy-traveling-in-ireland-podcast/podcasts/

Duration:00:59:36

#154 Using Your Smartphone and Tablet in Ireland

2/15/2018
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We've gotten used to carrying the internet in our pocket, but when it comes to mobile phones and tablets abroad, there are few things every traveler should know to avoid expensive bills or unusable connections. In this episode, I've got tips to keep you connected during your trip to Ireland. Show Notes: http://irishfireside.com/2018/02/15/154-smartphone-tablet-ireland/

Duration:00:32:21

Nollaig Shona Duit

12/25/2017
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Lullaby for Caoilte is our Christmas tradition here at the Irish Fireside. Enjoy. FYI: Nollaig shona dhuit=Happy Christmas in Irish In the spirit of Christmas we bring you this song performed by our friends in Tipperary, Ireland – Sheelagh Chadwick, Kathleen Costello and Theresa Larkin. Merry Christmas everyone. It’s become a Christmas tradition for us to post this one every year.

Duration:00:06:00

#153 A Daily Dose of Ireland with Alexa and the Amazon Echo

6/18/2017
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A video version of this episode is available at http://irishfireside.com/2017/06/18/153-daily-dose-ireland-alexa-amazon-echo-audio-video/. Here's an overview of how you can keep up on Irish music, news, weather, books, and travel plans using the Amazon Echo.

Duration:00:13:22

#152 Medications and Your Trip to Ireland

6/4/2017
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Whether it’s prescriptions or over-the-counter, you’ll need to know how to pack them, what you can bring, where you can get more, and what to do if you need an emergency refill.

Duration:00:04:45

#151 Powering Your Electronics in Ireland - Audio

6/4/2017
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Whether it’s your phone, tablet, laptop, curling iron, or sleep apnea machine, here’s a look at how you can power up all your devices while visiting the Emerald Isle.

Duration:00:06:01

#150 Introducing Irish Fireside Travel Tip Episodes - Audio

6/4/2017
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I’m launching a series of quick, rough and ready podcast episodes that cover specific Irish travel questions.

Duration:00:01:27

SPECIAL: Ireland's Airports with Ireland Family Vacations and the Irish Fireside

2/20/2017
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Today Corey visits Jody Halsted and Ireland Family Vacations to discuss the ins and outs of Ireland's airports.

Duration:00:45:21

#149 Budgeting for Meals and Miscellaneous Expenses in Ireland with Stephanie Chastain

12/18/2016
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Our efforts to anwer Brian's question about budgeting for a trip to Ireland continue with Stephanie Chastain from Infinite Ireland as we focus on food and other expenses.

Duration:00:19:10

#148 The Best Irish Castles for Kids with Jody Halsted - Audio

3/14/2016
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Jody Halsted answers Max's question about choosing the best castles for kids in Ireland.

Duration:00:30:24

#147 What Sites Can I See Outside of Dublin Without a Car? – Featuring Pól Ó Conghaile – AUDIO

11/4/2015
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Pól Ó Conghaile answers Terry's question about seeing sites outside of the Capital without renting a car... "We’ll be in Dublin this September, and want to strike out and see some other parts of Ireland, but we won’t be renting a car. Where should we go and how should we get there?"

Duration:00:15:53

#146 What is tax free and duty free shopping in Ireland?

9/14/2015
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Michele Erdvig sheds some light on a topic that can save tourists some serious cash on their purchases in Ireland.

Duration:00:14:27

#145 How Much Does Accommodation Cost in Ireland? – AUDIO

3/16/2015
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Stephanie Chastain returns to talk about the various accommodation options available and how much you should set aside in your budget.

Duration:00:14:17

#144 How Much Should I Budget for Transportation on My Trip to Ireland? - AUDIO

3/13/2015
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Stephanie Chastain steps in to help us figure out how much it will cost us to get to Ireland and how much we should set aside for getting around once we get there. Whether it’s a self-drive or public transportation, she’s got us covered.

Duration:00:11:48

#143 Where Can I Go to Hear Irish Spoken? - AUDIO

3/10/2015
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Eoin O Conchuir from Bitesize Irish Gaelic steps in to tell us a few spots that are perfect for catching locals using the Irish language.

Duration:00:14:01

#142 How Much Time Should I Spend in Dublin? - Featuring Pól Ó Conghaile - AUDIO

3/5/2015
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Pól Ó Conghaile steps in to answer a question many of Dubin's first-time visitors ask... "how much time should I spend there?" Pól's got tips for setting your pace, things to see, and making the most of your visit to the Fair City.

Duration:00:13:48

#141 Irish Travel Questions & Answers Announcement; plus "Practice Speaking Irish Day"

3/5/2015
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We're announcing a new segment on the podcast where we answer your questions about travel in Ireland. You're invited to email you questions or record and send them. Plus, there's a new "holiday" in the works... Practice Speaking Irish Day!

Duration:00:05:22