St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and PeterGreenberg.com will be your resource for Irish celebrations in the U.S. and across the pond…including how to volunteer at Dublin’s big St. Patrick’s Festival. This week, Peter gets a head start on all things Irish when he heads overseas to The Cliff House Hotel in Waterford County in Ardmore Bay, Ireland. There he sits down with local historians, artists and chefs to go outside Dublin to explore the attractions in Cork, Waterford and beyond.
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Featured guests include:
Anne Banas, executive editor for Smarter Travel, looks at recent industry changes including the TSA ditching invasive body scanners and Delta tightening its elite flier qualifications.
Sean Reidy, manager of the Dunbrody Famine Ship project and of the soon-to-be-open Kennedy Homestead Visitor Centre, shares the dramatic history of the Great Famine and the 1840s-era famine ships that brought Irish immigrants to the U.S.
Kay Harte, owner Farmgate Café in the English Market, Cork, talks about creating and operating a small-scale food business embedded in the local community.
Paula Fedoris, Global Chief Analytics Officer at DraftFCB, outlines the changing demographics and expectations of global business travelers.
Jack Burtchaell, walking tour guide to Waterford City, shares the history of the coastal city and its iconic tall ships race.
Eamon McEneaney, director of the Waterford Museum of Treasures, offers a short history of the city and explains the heritage-based sites within what’s known as the Viking Triangle.
Jack McGouran, artistic director for the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, explains the roots of the festival and reveals other surprise cities in Europe known for their jazz heritage.
Tony Sheehan, artist director of Triskel Christchurch, explains the mission of the Triskel Arts Centre and its role in promoting arts and theater in Cork.
Liam Suipéil, college administrator for Ring Irish College, talks about the attractions of Lismore and its Irish-speaking regions.
By Lily J. Kosner for PeterGreenberg.com