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Irish-American Roadtrip

December 14, 2008

corey says…

Liam and I are going on a little adventure. Next month, we are driving from Milwaukee to Los Angeles, and we want YOU to help plan our route.

Here’s what you need to do. Suggest any Irish-interest stops along the way (our route hasn’t been set yet, so just send us your ideas). We’d love to hear about your favorite Irish Pubs or a spot with some Irish-American history or, heck, if YOU would like to meet up along the way for a drink or enjoy a cuppa tea… let us know. Either leave a comment bleow or send an email to or

More details on our Irish-American Roadtrip will be posted in upcoming weeks.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. December 17, 2008 4:08 AM

    I am really excited about this!!! I have been wanting to do an American road trip…but emphasizing on Irish culture! But I don’t even know where to begin looking. Thank you sooo much for putting this together!

  2. December 17, 2008 4:35 AM

    We’re really excited about the trip too. Who knows where we’ll end up. We’re just letting things come together as they will.

    If anyone has some recommendations, let us know.


  3. December 17, 2008 4:55 AM


    You must stop in at the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix on your way through. I was just there on Sunday. Myself & 300 other lucky folk had breakfast with Ireland’s President, Mary Macaleese & her husband.

    The design for the Irish Cultural Center is derived from a small cottage near Bunratty Castle. They didn’t use a thatch roof though due to Fire Code issues.

    I look forward to seeing you both on your way! We’ll raise the roof at the Auld Dubliner!

    Slan Agus Barrogs, Bit

  4. December 18, 2008 9:42 PM

    how much fun!! i wish i had any ideas of places to stop. i can’t wait to read!

  5. Diana permalink
    January 2, 2009 11:52 PM

    A really interesting celtic style musician is in Salem, Oregon. John Doan – he plays Harp Guitar and has recorded on location in Ireland. Website:

    Are you planning to visit any Northern California gold Rush sites? We have a Great Grandfather (O’Driscoll) from the Mizen Peninsula who came to America through Boston and worked as a miner in Rough and Ready, Nevada County, CA
    We think he started out as a copper miner on the Mizen Peninsula before his arrival here. Other family members from the Mizen area, Sweeney, Sullivan & Regan.

    It would be nice to know more about the Irish miners who came to the states, I did some research last year and I found that many of them from the Beara Peninsula ended up in Butte, Montana.

  6. January 3, 2009 2:23 AM

    Thanks for the tips.

    I’ve never seen a harp guitar before. It’s very interesting.

    We have gotten some tips on Irish miners. I think it would make a great story.


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