Program 597: Dublin Walk; Immortal Irishman; Aran Islands
Release Date: 03-14-2020
It's an all-Irish hour, as tour guides from Dublin and the West point out what you can find on a walking tour of the Irish capital and share why the rugged Aran Islands are one of the top sites to explore Ireland's traditions. And author Timothy Egan explains the legacy of the most famous Irish American immigrant of the 19th century.
- Joe Darcy, Dublin-based tour guide
- Kieran O'Hare, musician and Maine-based tour guide to Ireland
- Tim Egan, author of "The Immortal Irishman" (Mariner) and "A Pilgrimage to Eternity" (Viking)
- Irish tour guide Stephen McPhilemy
- Dublin-based tour guide Peter Byrne
- Rick recommends additional sites to see when walking around Dublin.
- Kieran O'Hare is an expert on the Uilleann Pipes, which he plays with the ensemble Open the Door for Three. He also and co-founded and writes for the Irish-themed Eirways magazine.
- Joe Darcy offers custom literary-themed walking tours of Dublin.
- "The Immortal Irishman" by Timothy Egan details the life story of Irish immigrant Thomas Francis Meagher. The Great Falls Tribune lists sites to visit in Montana related to Thomas Meagher.
- Tim Egan returns to Travel with Rick Steves in April to talk about his journey along the Medieval Via Francigena trail from Canterbury to Rome, which he profiles in his latest book, "A Pilgrimage to Eternity."
- Stephen McPhilemy is a tour guide who also operates the Milltown House Guesthouse on the Dingle Harbour.
- PeterByrne is a chauffeur and guide based in Dublin, who offers custom small group tours in Ireland. He can be e-mailed at email@example.com.
More with Tim Egan - Rick talks with Tim Egan, author of "The Immortal Irishman," about the legacy of the 1916 Easter Rebellion in Dublin and the impact of the Irish diaspora. (runs 3:59)