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Nollaig Shona Duit

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

A video version of this episode is available at 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

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

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

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

Duration: 00:01:27

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

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

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

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

Duration: 00:30:24

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

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

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

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

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"

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

#140 Feeding Your Soul on Clare Island and on Your Trip to Ireland

Carl O'Grady takes some time to talk about the wonders of Clare Island and Corey offers a few tips that will help you take a second look at your travel plans and assure you don’t over extend your itinerary.

Duration: 00:56:02

#139 Exploring "Delightful Dublin with Emily Westbrooks" -- AUDIO

The pages of “Delightful Dublin” feel like you’re spending a day exploring a Dublin neighborhood with a good friend showing you her favorite places to eat, shop, play, and meet people. I've been lucky enough to chat with author Emily Westbrooks about her beloved city.

Duration: 00:40:01

#138 Finding Value and Comfort in Ireland's Unique Hostel Stays

Hostels have come a long way in recent years, and many hostels offer a boutique, yet budget, experience for travelers. In this episode, we talk about Irish hostels and reveal a list of the best hostels.

Duration: 00:33:11

#137 Time Travel in Ireland with Archaeologist Neil Jackman

Neil Jackman introduces us to some of his favorite sites in Ireland and offers some insight into archaeology in Ireland.

Duration: 00:42:03

#136 Learning to Speak Irish with Eoin

Eoin Ó Conchúir from Bitesize Irish Gaelic offers his insights in to the Irish language and teaches us a few handy phrases in the process... "Pionta Guinness Le do thoil!!!" And Liam sings us a song in Irish.

Duration: 00:45:32

#135 Irish Fireside Pen Pals Project

We're hosting an old-fashioned pen pal exchange where people write real letters to each other and send them through the mail. Details at

Duration: 00:02:08

The Amateur Traveler: An American in Belfast - Titanic, Murals, Meals, and More

Chris Christensen talks to Mary Jo Manzanares about her travels in and around Belfast... Titanic, murals, meals, and more... on the Amateur Traveler Podcast.

Duration: 00:25:53

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