Tag Archives: exploring ireland

Wildlife you might catch a glimpse of in Ireland

One of the great things about exploring Ireland is that the wildlife is very accessible.

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VIDEO: Otter enjoying the rain in Limerick city center

We make Bitesize Irish Gaelic from Limerick, Ireland.

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How’s the weather? Summer in Ireland

  Just about the first thing people ask me after I’ve visited Ireland is “how was the weather?” This question is usually followed by a nudge or a knowing look and the words “pretty rainy, right?”

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A Day in Derry

This post is the third in a series about the author’s 2013 trip to Ireland as a recipient of a Gaeltacht Summer Award from the Ireland-United States Commission for Educational Exchange. The previous posts in this series are Donegal Diaries 1: Back to Oideas … Continue reading

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Little Surprises When Visiting Ireland (Ep. 3)

Do you hope to be visiting Ireland at some point in the next couple of years? You might be in for some little surprises (not least of which the locals!). In this episode of Bitesize Irish Gaelic Podcast, Eoin is … Continue reading

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Donegal Diaries 2: A Fortnight in Glenfin

This post is the third in a series about the author’s 2013 trip to Ireland as a recipient of a Gaeltacht Summer Award from the Ireland-United States Commission for Educational Exchange. The previous posts in this series are Donegal Diaries 1: Back to Oideas … Continue reading

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Celebration of Irish summer: Part 2 with Video

Following on from our Irish summer 2013 celebration, catch a taste of our Irish summer  (because it’s running out fast!). Here’s along the Béara peninsula, sticking out into the Atlantic ocean. Warning: sheep noises 🙂

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Jigs and Reels and Hornpipes, Oh My!

So you’re thinking about traveling to Ireland, and one thing you’re really looking forward to is hearing some traditional Irish music…maybe even listening in on a real Irish “trad” session! There’s only one problem…you know absolutely nothing about Irish traditional … Continue reading

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Off to Ireland!

This was NOT what I expected to wake up to when I opened my email on the morning of May 30: “30TH May 2013 Audrey, a chara, I am delighted to inform you that due to another candidate’s withdrawal the … Continue reading

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Traveling to Ireland: Traveling Lean; Traveling Light

I used to be a stereotypically over-packed American tourist. I was convinced I needed a huge suitcase AND a roll-along to carry everything I needed for a two-week vacation. And what I thought I needed — well that’s another story! … Continue reading

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