Listen to the NPR.ORG podcast, Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer Check out this episode! Come along for an exploration of the annual four-day St. Patrick’s Festival in Dublin, Ireland. Join correspondent, Tom Wilmer for a visit with Susan Kirby, St. Patrick’s Festival Director, and Simon O’Connor, Curator of the Little Dublin Museum who talks about the St. Patrick’s Parade, past and present.
Next up, we’ll visit with Christina Walsh and her Irish National Tourist Board associates as they share their “locals” insight about cool things to do and see in Dublin throughout the four-day affair.
Keelan McCluskey, and his partner Catherine Mullarkey, founders of Dublin based JIG.IE a showcase of traditional Irish Dance. jig.ie performs at Powerscourt Center, downtown Dublin, Ireland. Trevor White, Director of the City of a 1,000 Welcomes describes the award-winning tourism program that introduces visitors to locals who take them out for a pint and new found friendship. We’ll board The Famine ship Jeanie Johnson for a visit with skipper John O’neil, who talks about the legendary vessel moored on the River Liffey in the heart of Dublin.