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

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

From the top of Loophead Lighthouse

With Elaine, a tour guide at Loophead Lighthouse

Stephen, the lighthouse keeper at Loophead

My ” walk and talk” commentary from the Cliffs of Moher

From Loophead, I chat with our bus driver, Kevin

Maria Walsh, Miss Philadelphia.
Winner of the Rose of Tralee pageant

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.

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

Ellen Redmond,
Trade Marketing Executive from Failte Ireland

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

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

Sean Lyons, Chairman of Writers Week is a VERY funny fellow.
And he writes good poetry.

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.

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.

I was only able to get to chat to one of our group.
Helen Hewetson, from Toronto, shared her thoughts with me

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


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