Archaeologist Isabel Bennett on Ogham Stones, Beehive Huts & the 'Way of Beauty' on Ireland's Dingle Peninsula

Join the conversation with Irish Archaeologist and museum curator Isabel Bennett! Isabel works in the West Kerry Museum, or, in Irish, Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne, which is housed in an old schoolhouse built in 1875 in Baile an Fheirtéaraigh.

Archaeologist Isabel Bennett on Ogham Stones, Beehive Huts & the 'Way of Beauty' on Ireland's Dingle Peninsula

Irish Ethnographer Dáithí de Mórdha on the Great Blasket Islands

Dáithí de Mórdha is an Irish ethnographer and co-editor of the book “The Great Blasket – A Photographic Portrait. Dáithí worked as an archivist at Ireland's Great Blasket Centre for 16 years, where he studied the literary heritage, language and culture of the island.

Daithi gave me a tour of the Blasket Centre and offers some fascinating insights into a slice of Irish culture and history.


Irish Ethnographer Dáithí de Mórdha on the Great Blasket Islands
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The Aran Island of Inis Meáin - Strong Walls & Good Neighbors

I’m sure many of you appreciate the encounter of authentic locals when travelling; Maureen Conneely is certainly one of those who enriched my trip and gave meaning to this new environment surrounding me.

Let BCD scouts out the most authentic experiences for you!


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The Aran Island of Inis Meáin - Strong Walls & Good Neighbors
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Aran Islands' Inis Mor

The Aran Island of Inis Mor is a special place. Arriving on Inis Mor by ferry from Ros a’ Mhíl, a port 23 miles west of Galway, the fellow passengers and I were welcomed by a pod of dolphins playing in the harbor. I picked Patrick to give me a spin around the island. It was a delightful jaunt, offering an excellent overview of the island’s perimeter and terrain. From my open-air perch, nestled under a blanket on my lap, I soaked up the scenery and Patrick’s running commentary.

 


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Aran Islands' Inis Mor
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Dara Molloy on Accessing Celtic Spiritual Tradition Through the Irish Landscape

Dara Molloy is a Celtic priest whom I met when visiting the Aran Island of Inis Mor, off Galway and the West Coast of Ireland.

Like him, I too have an appreciation for the power of place and a deep affinity for landscapes imbued with a sense of spirituality. I hope you find this conversation with Dara as inspirational as I did!


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Dara Molloy on Accessing Celtic Spiritual Tradition Through the Irish Landscape