Episode 38 – The Irish Pub

Irish Pubs

Pull up a chair, order a pint and raise a glass with us to the most iconic pubs in the world.

  • In case you haven’t heard us talk about The Burren yet…
  • More on the tale behind The King’s Head.
  • We don’t know what’s going on here, but we like it.

 

Potts & Plans

Old Irish Pubs Tour

  • Visit some of the best and oldest pubs in Ireland with the chance to explore some of its top cities and attractions.
  • 7 Day chauffeur tour with the freedom to incorporate any destination you wish.
  • Mention the podcast for a little surprise on your vacation.
  • Find more Tours for the Reasons at crystal-travel.com/reasons

 

 

Reason 35 – Belfast

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There’s no place like Belfast – at least, Caitlin thinks so. We discuss all the must-see spots found in Northern Ireland’s capital and relive some memories from her semester abroad.

 

 

 

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Potts & Plans

Causeway Coast Tour

  • Explore Northern Ireland’s stunning Causeway Coast – one of the world’s great road journeys – filled with castles in ruins, jagged cliffs and beauty in all directions.
  • 7 Day self-drive tour with the freedom to incorporate any destination you wish.
  • Mention the podcast for a little surprise on your vacation.
  • Find more Tours for the Reasons at crystal-travel.com/reasons

 

Reason 34 – Kilkenny

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We take a 50 Reasons stroll down the Marble City’s Medieval Mile and break down some of its most historical, cultural destinations.

 

Potts & Plans

Charming Ireland Tour

  • Explore the southern half of Ireland with some time in Kilkenny, Galway, Dublin & Killarney.
  • 6-night self-drive tour with the freedom to incorporate any other destinations you wish.
  • Mention the podcast for a little surprise on your vacation.

Reason 33 – Derry~Londonderry

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Potts & Plans

Causeway Coast

  • Discover Northern Ireland’s beauty and heritage with a few days in this iconic city.
  • 7 night self-drive tour with freedom to incorporate any other destinations you wish.
  • Mention the podcast for a little surprise on your vacation.
  • Find more Tours for the Reasons at crystal-travel.com/reasons

Reason 32 – Galway

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  • Catch a live stream of Galway via the Claddagh Webcam.
  • Discover more of the musical, vibrant West End here.
  • Listen to Joe’s favorite band Bell X1 sing one of their singles, ‘The Upswing‘.

 

Potts & Plans

West of Ireland Adventure

  • Explore the charming city of Galway along with Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
  • 6 night self-drive tour with freedom to incorporate any other destinations you wish.
  • Mention the podcast for a little surprise on your vacation.
  • Find more Tours for the Reasons at crystal-travel.com/reasons

Reason 31 – Irish Tea & Coffee

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It’s Barry’s Vs. Lyons in the ultimate 50 Reasons taste test and we tell the story of how the infamous Irish coffee came to be.

  • Caitlin might not have read Joe’s blog post, but you can here.
  • One of those classic Barry’s commercials
  • Let Irish actress Saoirse Ronan teach you how to make tea.

 

Potts & Plans

  • We recommend enjoying a cup (or two or three) while staying at one of Ireland’s traditional B&Bs. Our Westerly Wonders Self-Drive tour is great for doing this.
  • You can take in some amazing sights like the Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry.
  • Mention the podcast for a little surprise on your vacation.
  • Find more Tours for the Reasons at crystal-travel.com/reasons

Reason 30 – Irish Whiskey

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We celebrate the “water of life” and the very best Irish whiskey. Bottoms up!

 

Caitlin Egg Conch

Phrase: Ol mé dhá phionta agus uisce beatha ag an teach tábhairne.

Phonetic: Ole may gaw puinta oggus ishka baha egg on choc thornya.

Translation: I drink two pints and a whiskey at the pub.

 

Potts & Plans

East Coast Excursion

  • See Ireland’s extravagant East as you enjoy a dram or two at whiskey distilleries.
  • 8 night self-drive tour with freedom to incorporate any other destinations you wish.
  • Mention the podcast for a little surprise on your vacation.
  • Find more Tours for the Reasons at crystal-travel.com/reasons

 

Reason 29 – Irish Beer

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We raise a glass to Ireland (and Irish pubs in Boston) as we sample Irish beer and explore its rich flavor in Reason 29.

 

50 Reasons Creans

Caitlin’s first pint of Crean’s

 

Caitlin Egg Conch

Phrase: Bain sult as pionta ag teach tábhairne sean Éireannach

Phonetic: Bon sulth oss puin-ta egg choc thornya shan air-enoch

Translation: Enjoy a pint at an old Irish pub

 

Potts & Plans

6 Day Ireland Experience

  • Raise a pint as you tour some of Ireland’s best breweries and distilleries.
  • 5 night self-drive tour with freedom to incorporate any other destinations you wish.
  • Mention the podcast for a little surprise on your vacation.
  • Find more Tours for the Reasons at crystal-travel.com/reasons

Reason 22 – Islands

Scattered throughout the coastline of the island of Ireland are hundreds of smaller islands. In many ways, these undeniably beautiful spots are Ireland at its most traditional.

 

 

Caitlin Egg Conch

Phrase: Ba mhaith liom a bheith curtha ar oileán.

Phonetic: Baw woh lum a veh cur-ha err ill-awn.

Translation: I want to be buried on an island.

 

Potts & Plans

Katie’s Remote Islands

  • Experience Ireland’s West Coast at the epitome of culture, beauty and relaxation.
  • 7 night self-drive tour with freedom to incorporate any other destinations you wish
  • Mention the podcast for a little surprise on your vacation.
  • Find more Tours for the Reasons at crystal-travel.com/reasons

 

Reason 21 – New Movies

Get your popcorn and Sno-Caps ready as we wrap up Filming Locations with New Movies this week. Beware of spoilers, heartfelt tangents and poor acting attempts from your favorite Ireland podcast co-hosts.

Also, we realize we’re kind of the worst for not mentioning Star Wars. This may change in the future and we’ll leave it at that for now…

  • Take this quiz to learn which animals you’re best suited to turn into if you were in The Lobster. Note: Caitlin’s 3 results were a Peacock, a Water Bear or a Rabbit. She chose Peacock.
  • Joe and Caitlin were actually both right about the name Murron.
  • Irish people react to Hollywood’s poor Irish accent attempts

 

Caitlin Egg Conch

  • Phrase: Tabhair aire
  • Phonetic: Thor arrah
  • Translation: Take care

 

Potts & Plans

Cinematic Ireland

  • What was once on a screen comes to life with this tour featuring many of Ireland’s most beautiful locations and the chance to celebrate some of your favorite movies.
  • 8 night self-drive tour with freedom to incorporate any other destinations you wish
  • Mention the podcast for a little surprise on your vacation.
  • Find more Tours for the Reasons at crystal-travel.com/reasons

 

Reason 20 – Old Timey Movies

Joe was Far and Away in Ireland this week while Caitlin was in Boston, but that didn’t stop us from talking about Old Timey movies filmed on the Emerald Isle. 

 

Potts & Plans

Cinematic Ireland

  • Tour many of Ireland’s film locations to see where some of your favorite movies took place. The movies were often filmed in areas that are somewhat less traveled.
  • This tour of 8 nights in Ireland aims to show you as many of these hidden (in plain sight) gems as possible, while also giving you the chance to relive some of your favorite scenes from spectacular movies.
  • Mention the podcast for a little surprise on your vacation.
  • Find more Tours for the Reasons at crystal-travel.com/reasons

 

Reason 19 – Game of Thrones

For many people all over the world, Ireland is a destination first seen on the silver or small screen. As part of our Filming Locations theme, we enter the world of Westeros where the Emerald Isle is a character in its own right. With many scenes filmed in Titanic Studios as well as throughout Ireland, Game of Thrones comes in at Reason 19 this week.

Here’s a pic of Joe keeping the ego at bay on a GoT throne…

 

Caitlin Egg Conch

  • Phrase 1: Seo chugainn an geimhreadh.
  • Translation: Winter is coming.

 

  • Phrase 2: Na rudaí is féidir liom do ghrá.
  • Translation: The things I do for love.

 

  • Phrase 3: Nuair a imríonn tú an cluiche na corónach, tú bua nó tú bás.
  • Translation: When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.

 

  • Phrase 4: Náire! Náire! Náire!
  • Translation: Shame! Shame! Shame!

 

  • Phrase 5: Tá a fhios agat rud ar bith, Seán an tSneachta
  • Translation: You know nothing, Jon Snow.

As shown in GoT, Mussenden Temple oversees the breathtaking Downhill Strand.

 

Potts & Plans

Wandering Westeros

  • Ditch the TV screen and discover the real-life world of Westeros in person.
  • 6-night self-drive tour with freedom to incorporate any other destinations you wish.
  • Mention the podcast for a little surprise on your vacation.
  • Find more Tours for the Reasons at crystal-travel.com/reasons

Reason 18 – Castles to Visit

We wrap up our Castles discussion this week with the very best ones to tour in Ireland. We cover kissing stones, making wishes, hunting ghosts, feasting at medieval banquets and so much more.

Caitlin egg conch

  • Irish: Cad é an t-ainm an chaisleáin i Cluiche na Corónach?
  • Phonetic: Cod ey on tannum on hoshlawn ee cliha na coro-knock?
  • Translation: What is the name of the castle in Game of Thrones?

Potts & Plans

Ireland Top to Toe

  • Discover the Emerald Isle’s very best castles with additional “must-see” places along the way.
  • 9-night self-drive tour with freedom to incorporate any other destinations you wish.
  • Mention the podcast for a little surprise on your vacation.
  • Find more Tours for the Reasons at crystal-travel.com/reasons

Here’s a peek into Caitlin’s castle adventures circa 2012.

Episode 13 – Dancing

Where would Irish culture be without the art of dance? The home to Michael Flatley’s inspiration, those big curly wigs and feet that won’t quit is a place you’ve just got to see for yourself.

  • Riverdance, Eurovision in Dublin 1994 – the performance that took the world by storm
  • As Caitlin mentioned, poor Chandler won’t be trying a jig anytime soon…
  • Here’s a visual breakdown of the Siege of Ennis
  • Last but not least, this little one’s first feis is too cute for words

 

Caitlin egg conch

  • Irish – Beimid ag damhsa oíche amárach ag an teach tábhairne.
  • Phonetic – Buy-midge egg dowsa ee-ha am-aw-rock egg on choc thor-nya.
  • Translation – We will be dancing tomorrow night at the pub.

 

Potts & Plans

Charming Ireland

  • Throughout Ireland, you’ll find rich opportunities to experience this cultural art form. From cèilidhs to reels, jigs and everything in between, Irish dance is alive and well on the Emerald Isle and waiting to be discovered. This tour gives you a prime seat (or stage, should you wish to try the dances) in the heart of the it all.
  • 6 night self-drive tour that can be fully customized.
  • Mention the podcast for a little surprise on your vacation.
  • Find more Tours for the Reasons at crystal-travel.com/reasons