Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland

Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland

Bespoke Irish Tour Curator and lover of all things Irish , Rachel Gaffney created Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland Podcast. Every episode Rachel celebrates Ireland's Hidden Gems, pays homage to the true Irish spirit and highlights the new generation of the island's movers and shakers.

Episodes

March 11, 2021 33 min
Who was St Patrick? Where was his first church? Is green the national color of Ireland?
Have you thought about walking the St Patrick Camino Way?

These questions and more are answered in this week's episode when Rachel is joined by Dr. Tim Campbell, Director of The Saint Patrick Centre in County Down, Northern Ireland. Together, they share insights and imagery and take you on a visit to the home of Saint Patrick.
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Born and raised in Ireland, Laura Weber moved to the USA in 2013. She is the Founder of LW PEARL ATELIER. Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Thom Browne, Keneth Cole, Altuzarra and Jason Woo are among her clients. Laura's most recent project was to embroider all 50 state flowers on the white cashmere coat, dress and mask designed by Gabriela Hearst for The First Lady of The United States. Laura will introduce us to her work, he...
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Rachel chats with Rosaleen McMeel (Writer, Editor & Brand Consultant). Together they share exciting, new, and emerging contemporary Irish talent. From men's grooming products by Kennedy & Co. to a children’s storybook commissioned by Great Lighthouses of Ireland. Luxurious gifts from Orla of Ireland, De Bruir & Katie Larmour. Rosie introduces us to an Irishwoman in New York, founder of LW Pearl, and shares another w...
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Would you like to know what's in fashion and on-trend in Ireland? Hear about the beauty and skincare products emerging from this small island? Rosaleen McMeel, former Editor of Image, Ireland's Fashion and beauty magazine, shares her likes and must have's with us.
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For some, it means adrenaline pumping, risk-taking, exciting and thrilling.

For others, it means discovery and the thrill of learning something new.

No matter where you go, how high you climb or how fast you go, surely to be ‘Adventurous’ it’s merely your state of mind.

The willingness to let the road lead you to somewhere new, to stop and meet the people along the way, take the side roads and even allow the detours to be a thing of p...
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Glengarriff is a village in West Cork, where the people who live there like to call it 'The Gateway to the Wild Atlantic.'

Overlooking Glengarriff Bay, the village can be driven through in less than 7 minutes. But if you drive through this village without stopping or spending some quality time here, you are truly missing out.

In this episode, Rachel stops and stays for a few days and shares her adventures and stories with u...
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Lying 31 miles south of Limerick city is the village of Glin, a heritage town on the banks of the Shannon Estuary. Glin Castle has been home to the Knights of Glin (The Fitzgerald Family) for 800 years. In this episode, Rachel knocks on the door of this magnificent stately home and Catherine Fitzgerald invites you all to take a look inside. Catherine shares details of the very special floristry weekend at Glin later this year with ...
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County Waterford, located on the sunny Southeast coast of Ireland, was founded by Vikings in the 9th Century.

From Lismore Castle, to the Waterford Viking Triangle, to the UNESCO Copper Coast, and fine spirits, Rachel takes a closer look at this historical county.

#Ireland #Travel #Waterford #VisitWaterford #WaterfordDistillery #BlackWaterDistillery #RoundTowerCastle #RoundTower #UNESCO #CopperCoast
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In this week's episode, Rachel visits County Wexford. There are so many reasons to visit this ancient county. Invaded by Vikings and Normans, Rachel introduces you to Tintern Abbey, Enniscorthy Castle, and much more! She chats with Chef Kevin Dundon and his wife Catherine to talk about their Wexford estate, Dunbrody Country House, his cooking school, cookbooks, and tv shows.

For more information about Dunbrody House and Chef Kev...
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On this episode of Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland, Rachel shares a recipe for Irish Stout and Treacle Loaf and also discusses the Irish food scene.
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Rachel Visits Castle Leslie Estate in County Monaghan
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Rachel sits down with Darina Allen, Founder of the World Famous Ballymaloe Cookery School, in Cork, Ireland.
They talk about the history of Ballymaloe House & Cookery School, the Cookery School, cooking and introduces us to her new award-winning cookbook 'One Pot Feeds All'.

Learn more about Ballymaloe House:
https://ballymaloe.ie

Visit Ballymaloe Cookery School Farm and Organic Gardens' website:
http://www.cookingisfu...
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Baking in an Irish household reaches feverish pitch during the Christmas period.

This week, Rachel will be chatting about Irish traditions & Customs and sharing details of her upcoming Christmas Cookie Class in Dallas on December 9.

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October 30, 2019 29 min
With the chilly weather upon us, there is simply nothing like a warm bowl of delicious soup.

Rachel shares her recipe for root vegetable soup with a Thai twist.

How about a recipe for easy crusty Irish Soda Bread to accompany that soup? No problem. Watch today's episode to get the recipes.
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October 16, 2019 30 min
Halloween Spending was estimated at $9 billion in 2018.
It is fair to say that Americans love Halloween. Did you know the traditions for this holiday come from Ireland?

In today's episode, Rachel will explore the story of Jack-o-lanterns, costumes, Trick or Treating and will share her recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice Shortbreads.

#Travel #Ireland #TravelBlogger #TravelTips #CuratedTravel #Halloween
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Rachel decided to take the road less traveled from Counties Cork to Kerry and shares her adventure with us.
She takes us on a visit to the Beara Peninsula, one of the most breathtaking routes in Ireland and unveils the connections between this Peninsula and Butte, Montana.
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August 28, 2019 29 min
In This Week's Episode, Rachel will be talking about the Food Revolution Ireland has experienced in the last decade. This Autumn sees the launch of Taste The Island, a celebration of Ireland's food and drink.
It will take place from 6 September to 30 November, beginning with one of the leading food festivals in the country, A Taste of West Cork.
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Kilkenny Castle was home to the Butler Family. James Butler, the 3rd Earl of Ormond purchased the castle from King Richard II in 1391. The history of the Butler family is fascinating. Join Rachel this week as she takes us to visit Mount Juliet Estate and explains the Butler connections.

#Travel #Ireland #TravelBlogger #TravelTips #KilkennyCastle
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Overlooking Cork City and the historic Port of Cork is the magnificent Montenotte Hotel. Join Rachel as she broadcasts live from her hometown and talks all things Cork.

#Travel #Ireland #TravelBlogger #TravelTips #PureCork
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July 24, 2019 27 min
On today's episode, Rachel takes us to The Park Hotel, Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland.
The Park has a long and illustrious history. Envisaged and realized in the late Victorian era as a luxury hotel, the Park Hotel Kenmare still retains that sense of Victorian decadence blended with contemporary tranquillity.

#RachelGaffneysRealIreland #TheParkHotel
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