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Podcast Episode 15 – Trip report from Ireland

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In episode 15 of the podcast we chat to guest Tina Lou Lang who (with a friend) spent 14 days in April 2022 exploring Ireland. Tina chose to visit Ireland as it was a bucket list destination chosen by herself and her late husband. In 2022 in memory and honour of her husband Tina visited many of the destinations they had on their bucket list including Ireland.

In this episode Tina shares her itinerary, highlights and tips she learnt after exploring both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland over a 14 day period.

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Episode 15 – Show notes

Trip report from Ireland

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • An overview of Tina’s 14 day itinerary
  • How Tina put together her itinerary
  • The highlights of the trip including a few hidden gems
  • How Tina travelled around Ireland
  • How Tina managed her extensive food allergies when travelling Ireland
  • Tina’s thoughts (and tips) for driving in Ireland
  • Tips for anyone planning a visit to Ireland

Places mentioned in this episode include:

  • Kilkenny >> Medieval town in southeast Ireland famous for its castle.
  • Rock of Cashel >> Historic site which is home to the ruins of a Celtic Cathedral and Cormac’s Chapel.
  • Kinsale >> Town located in County Cork.
  • Cliffs of Moher >> Famous sea cliffs located in County Clare
  • Ashford Castle >> 5* castle hotel located on the Ashford Estate in County Mayo. Click here to book.
  • Cong >> Village located in County Mayo
    • The Quiet Man Museum
  • Lusty Beg Island >> Private island in the heart of Lough Erne.
  • Donegal Castle >> 15th-century Gothic-style castle
  • Derry/Londonderry >>
    • City Walls
    • Walk of Murals
    • Peace Bridge
  • Malin Head >> The most northerly part of mainland Ireland
  • Slieve Liag or Slieve League >> A mountain on the Atlantic coast of county Donegal. Second highest sea cliffs in Ireland.
  • Giants Causeway >> UNESCO World Heritage site featuring over 40,000 interlocking basalt columns.
  • Brú na Bóinne >> UNESCO World Heritage site which features one of the world’s most important prehistoric landscapes.

Some of Tina’s photos from her trip to Ireland

Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland mentioned in the Uk Travel Planning podcast episode 15.
Tina at the Giant’s Causeway
Tina Lou Lang Ireland
Titanic Hotel in Belfast featured in episode 15 of the UK Travel Planning podcast.
Titanic Hotel
Ireland cliffs at Slieve Liag.
Slieve Liag
Tina Lou Lang Ireland 6
Ashford Castle in Ireland.
Ashford Castle
Ashford Castle in Ireland.
Ashford Castle

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