Photo: Irish castle

Posted August 31, 2006 by bryper
Categories: Photos

There is no shortage of stunning photos of Ireland on Flickr. Here’s a good one:

photo of Irish castle

Photo by Eole.

Here’s what I would ask if I were visiting this castle on my trip: Who lived here and when? Any myths or legends attached to this place?


Entry submitted

Posted August 31, 2006 by bryper
Categories: Contest

I’ve officially entered the contest! The application comprised three parts–the first, my name and basic contact information; the second, relating to my use and interest in different forms of media, including podcasting; and the third, a 850-character-maximum pitch on why I should be chosen for the one-week podcasting assignment in Ireland. I wanted keep things brief … so I made my case in a tidy 841 characters:

I want to go to Ireland to tell its stories–-both of its residents and its visitors. I want to meet the people of Ireland-–-a shopkeeper, an artist, a group of school children, a businessman, an athlete-–and learn about their lives. I want to search for the town in the centre of Ireland where my great-grandmother was raised and then speak with other tourists who are journeying to the country to trace their family roots. I want to meet 2006 Tech Blogger winner Tom Raftery, not only to ask him about Ireland’s place in social media but also to hear his tales of caring for a newborn child.As a writer/editor/web producer by day and blogger/podcaster/audio enthusiast by night, I understand the craft of creating authentic and compelling stories. Give me the opportunity to tell Ireland’s. Check out my site:

Winners will be announced on Tourism Ireland’s website on September 12, 2006.

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It’s now or never …

Posted August 31, 2006 by bryper
Categories: Contest

Deadline day for entry into the “Your Very Own Ireland™ Podcast Contest” is today, August 31. I am completing my entry now. More in this space soon.

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