Podcast #060: Ireland Road Trip

A street in Ireland, that rises up a slight incline as it disappears to the left of shot. The buildings are in several pastel shades. The closest building is a sports bar called 'An Droicead Beag'

Welcome to Episode 060 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast.

My therapist would object to the way I was going to start this pod, so instead I’ll say ‘thank you for bearing with me and accepting the slightly less-than-regular issuing of this pod’.

Anyhoo. I have an excuse this time, and it’s very much the subject of this pod. I’ve been away from home, on a road trip around Ireland for a week and a half. My friend Anne-Laure wanted to visit Ireland and in summer 2020 we’d sketched out plans to do a 10-day trip there, but things kept getting in the way. Mainly Covid. But we finally managed to get there in mid-July 2022, and because of being away, it seemed the most obvious thing to pod about.

Topics discussed in this episode are:

  • Non-Binary day, week, and socialising
  • Background to our road trip, and what made it unusual as far as my trips are concerned
  • Irish sport, and resulting travel concerns
  • Dublin Student Accommodation
  • Our various B&B stays across the country
  • St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin
  • Other religious sites visited, often called St Mary’s
  • The joy of Knock
  • Various country houses and ruined abbeys
  • The Rock of Cashel
  • Ruins of Ancient Ireland
  • The Burren
  • The Isle of Inis Mor and the Cliffs of Moher
  • Dingle
  • Father Ted
  • The Asexual Capital Of The World
  • A distinct lack of road signs
  • Beer and sausage rolls

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My friend AnneLaure provided the introduction, whilst my friend V gave the interspersions, which are all song lyrics spoken in completely not the correct rhythm. This is on purpose.

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