Monday, August 25, 2014

Wild Atlantic Way tour...the interviews.


There will be an hour long "Wild Atlantic Way" radio show soon.
In the meantime to can listen to some of the interviews I did.


This was the coast line that we followed...


The Irish version of "You are listening to Travel &Things"
Thanks to our Wild Atlantic Way tour guide, Will Collins
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-25T09_07_39-07_00


Walking along the Cliffs of Moher,
waiting to interview Pat Sweeny.
Thanks to Steven for the picture


Pat Sweeny, ambassador of the Cliffs of Moher walking trail
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-25T05_06_32-07_00


From the top of Loophead Lighthouse
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-25T06_40_06-07_00


With Elaine, a tour guide at Loophead Lighthouse
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-25T06_43_18-07_00


Stephen, the lighthouse keeper at Loophead
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-25T06_50_07-07_00


My " walk and talk" commentary from the Cliffs of Moher
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-25T06_54_49-07_00



From Loophead, I chat with our bus driver, Kevin
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-25T07_02_16-07_00


Maria Walsh, Miss Philadelphia.
Winner of the Rose of Tralee pageant
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-25T08_32_22-07_00


I was trying to understand what John was talking about.
Co. Clare accent is not easy!
Thanks to Steven for the image


Trying to understand John, our Co.Clare guide to Scattery Island
was not easy... I kept looking for the subtitles.
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-25T09_05_56-07_00


Will Collins, our tour guide.

He shared this Award with the ladies from Failte Ireland.
Not easy keeping 26 journalists (with different agendas) in line
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-25T05_50_36-07_00


Ellen Redmond,
Trade Marketing Executive from Failte Ireland
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-25T05_27_50-07_00

Ellen together with her colleagues, Martina and Christina
 received my "Putting-the-Octopus-in-the-bucket" Award.
Given for there efforts to keep our group on schedule.


After our brief tour of Tralee, due to inclement weather,
Helen O'Carroll, Manager/Curator of the Kerry County Museum told me about the city
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-25T06_15_30-07_00


I chatted to Eileen Percival , the current owner and Siobhan Gilfoyle at the South Pole Inn.
Annascaul is the birthplace of the famous Irish Antartic explorer, Tom Crean.
Tom, together with his wife and young daughter are buried in an old grave yard near the town
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-25T06_25_27-07_00


Sean Lyons, Chairman of Writers Week is a VERY funny fellow.
And he writes good poetry.
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-25T06_30_30-07_00


Dirty Old Town, performed by local musicians
after we had lunch at O'Donnells
and the music was performed by Tinean Cheoil at the Brandon Hostel next door.
Cloghane. Co. Kerry.
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-25T06_33_59-07_00


I got an opportunity to interview the Municipal Mayor of Tralee,
Jim Finucane.
And a very nice fellow he is.
Certainly no airs and graces.
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-24T15_18_09-07_00



I was only able to get to chat to one of our group.
Helen Hewetson, from Toronto, shared her thoughts with me
http://podcast77612.podomatic.com/entry/2014-08-25T09_50_12-07_00



We were on such a tight schedule, that when a call came in to do a radio interview,
I handled it from the back seat while parked on the side of the road near Annascaul
Martina Clanty (Failte Ireland) and I did a brief interview on this station.
http://broadcast.kantarmedia.ie/proxy/MediaLibrary/MediaLibrary.mp3?clipId=45047399


This was a "take no prisoners" tour...
Not for the faint hearted, but a HECK of a lot of fun...




Photo
www.ireland.com
www.discoverireland.ie/Wild-Atlantic-Way


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Not a winner, but one of 24 travel Blogs that entered


         

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