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61 Merry Christmas, Armagh, Down & the Cooley Peninsula

December 25, 2008

Episode Guide – Podcast #61 Merry Christmas, Armagh, Down and the Cooley Peninsula

After giving away a few things, we sit down and chat with the former mayor of Newry and Mourne. Click the arrow below to play episode. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen.

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Show Notes

Celtic harp music courtesy of Anne Roos

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Excerpt from “Tales from an Irish Hermitage” Link no longer available.


Intro – Happy Christmas

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Pat Preston’s “Ireland Memories” book

GIVEAWAY “Haste to the Wedding” CD and Book by Anne Roos goes to Eric Wells from Ozark, MO

GIVEAWAY “Abramo’s Gift” by Donald Greco. Read a review at Here’s a review…

Details at goes to Liz Kirchgatter from Arizona

GIVEAWAY Knappogue Whiskey Pitcher goes to Franklin Roberts from Independence, MO

Please Add Some Turf to the Fireside to help maintain website, pay for postage and help us continue doing special things like our Holiday Giveaway. Every little bit helps.

A special thanks to Bill, Alan, Thomas, Tony, Judy, Emily, Suzette, David, Jessie and Raydra for already contributing to the Irish Fireside.

GIVEAWAY “Ireland of the Welcomes” magazine subscription goes to
Brad Wilson of Lexington, KY, and Patricia Beck of Ormond Beach, FL…we’ll have more subscriptions to giveaway over the next three days.

Patrick Kavanagh Irish Author and Poet

A Christmas

Areas near Kavanagh’s hometown that visitors often miss:


Mountains of Mourne

Gathering mussels outside of Carlingford

Gathering mussels outside of Carlingford

Irish-American Roadtrip starts mid January. Drop us a line if you live along the route or if you can suggest some Irish-American stops along the way.

Interview with Michael Carr former mayor of Newry and Mourne a region between Belfast and Dublin.

Photos from Warren Point, Michael’s home town.

Warrenpoint, County Down, Northern Ireland

Warrenpoint, County Down, Northern Ireland

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