Program 557: Speaking in Irish; On the Wind; Irish Craic
Release Date: 03-16-2019
Hear how the Irish language, once banned by English colonial rulers, has re-assumed its place at the heart of Irish identity. Then listen in as musician Kieran O'Hare explains why he finds Irish bagpipes more pleasing than the better-known Scottish ones, and plays a few traditional tunes on the Irish tin whistle. And eavesdrop on a pair of Irishmen from opposite ends of the island as they share a beer and a little banter with Rick.
- Pub owner/musician/tour guide Dara Herlihy from Dingle, Ireland
- Musician Kieran O'Hare
- Irish storytellers feature produced and narrated by Sarah McCormic
- Hotelier and tour guide Stephen McPhilemy, from Dingle, Ireland
- Singer Liam O'Riordan from Blarney, Ireland
- Dara Herlihy operates Neligan's Bar in Dingle, where there is live music seven nights a week, and Irish dance lessons on Thursdays. Dara's family runs the Dingle Music Shop as well.
- Kieran O'Hare and his wife Liz Knowles are two-thirds of the traditional Irish trio Open The Door for Three.
- Kieran is on the board of the Society of Uilleann Pipers in Dublin.
- Kieran also co-founded the Irish-themed Eirways magazine.
- The National Folklore Collection includes traditional stories and music of Ireland.
- Stephen McPhilemy is a tour guide who also operates the Milltown House Guesthouse on Dingle Bay.
- Irish hurling is called "the fastest sport on the grass."
- A list of the different varieties of potato grown in Ireland, from the Irish Food Board.
Celtic Vacations Haiku
Winding mountain roads
Through sun and shadow framing
Stories as we go
— Kerry Dexter, Tallahassee, Florida
A great murder crows
Ancient and louder than thought
From the Irish oak
— Sarahlynn Nichols, Lincoln, Nebraska
Clear green sea rising
Ancient mother and shaper
of a patient shore
— Theresa de Belder, Herblay, France
Wild Horses Roam Like Big Pups
We ate so much lamb!
— Jessica Salmans, Weatherford, Oklahoma