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 tinwhistle. 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