Program 688: Maeve Higgins’ County Cork; Southwest England; Glasgow Cool
Release Date: 09-10-2022
Humorist Maeve Higgins recommends places to visit in her home turf of Ireland's County Cork. Then tour guides from southwest England share their expert advice on where best to enjoy the coastal beauty of Cornwall and Devon — and the tourist traps to avoid. And guides from Scotland describe what makes Glasgow such a cool city to explore.
- Humorist Maeve Higgins, author of "Tell Everyone On This Train I Love Them" (Penguin)
- British tour guides Tom Hooper and Mark Seymour
- Scottish tour guides Liz Lister and Colin Mairs
- Maeve Higgins' latest book is called "Tell Everyone On This Train I Love Them." She also recently starred in the movie "Extra Ordinary," set in rural Cork.
- Rick spoke with Maeve about her latest book on Travel with Rick Steves program #669 in March 2022.
- Tom Hooper offers tours in London and surrounding areas, and can be reached through the Great British Tours Facebook page.
- Mark Seymour organizes small group tours of Britain through his Seymour Travels website.
- Rick's interview with actor Martin Clunes about the Cornwall setting for his TV series “Doc Martin” aired on Travel with Rick Steves program #353 in February 2014.
- Glasgow has been designated a UNESCO "City of Music" since 2018.
- Liz Lister provides custom walking tours and transportation transfers in Edinburgh, and co-hosts the Scottish Blethers podcast.
- Colin Mairs offers a seasonal ten-day whisky-themed tour of Scotland. He also guides small group tours in New Zealand and Australia.
More with Maeve Higgins - Maeve Higgins reveals to Rick that, while Fungi the pet dolphin of Dingle has gone missing, Cork has its own marine animal mascot, a walrus. (runs 2:56)
More with Tom Hooper and Mark Seymour - Tour guides Tom Hooper and Mark Seymour tell Rick that the legend of the Holy Grail in Southwest England, might be plausible. If Jesus’s uncle ever traveled there. (runs 1:10)