Tales and Trails

Maser explores the Killeshandra Loop, Co. Cavan

An episode of Tales and Trails

By Lovin x Tall Tales
The Irish are a nation of storytellers. Our stories are embedded in us and in our landscape.

Welcome to Tales and Trails podcast in partnership with Discover Ireland - a brand new and immersive audio experience that invites you to walk the Irish countryside with us.

Hosted by Alan Fisher.
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Gavan Hennigan walks the Tramline Loop in Howth, Co. Dublin
Welcome to Tales and Trails podcast in partnership with Discover Ireland - a brand new and immersive audio experience that invites you to walk the Irish countryside with us. Alan meets extreme environment athlete Gavan Hennigan. Gavan overcame huge personal adversity to live a truly extraordinary life that pushes the extremes of the human body and mind – from deep sea saturation diving to taking on high-altitude peaks in the Himalayas and some of the world’s toughest races. Make sure to visit the Tales and Trails hub on Lovin.ie to plan your short break in Dublin where we’ve highlighted some accommodation, the best restaurants and things to do in the area.
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August 26, 2019
Stefanie Preissner roams the Rock An Thorabh Loop, Co. Tipperary
Welcome to Tales and Trails podcast in partnership with Discover Ireland - a brand new and immersive audio experience that invites you to walk the Irish countryside with us. Today, Alan is joined by award-winning author and screenwriter Stefanie Preissner. Stefanie is the creator of the hit comedy drama Can’t Cope Won’t Cope, and was catapulted to international success when the show was picked up by Netflix. Make sure to visit the Tales and Trails hub on Lovin.ie to plan your short break in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands where we’ve highlighted some accommodation, the best restaurants and things to do in the area.
39:06
August 26, 2019
Andy Lee walks the Sheep’s Head Lighthouse Loop, Co. Cork
Welcome to Tales and Trails podcast in partnership with Discover Ireland - a brand new and immersive audio experience that invites you to walk the Irish countryside with us. Today Irish Olympian Boxer and World Champion Andy Lee meets Alan in Co. Cork. From humble beginnings, Andy Lee went on to reach the very highest levels of success in his chosen field – but has maintained a grounded attitude and approach to life that is both refreshing and inspirational. Make sure to visit the Tales and Trails hub on Lovin.ie to plan your short break in Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way where we’ve highlighted some accommodation, the best restaurants and things to do in the area.
36:50
August 26, 2019
Anna Geary explores the Slieve Foye Loop in Carlingford, Co. Louth
Welcome to Tales and Trails podcast in partnership with Discover Ireland - a brand new and immersive audio experience that invites you to walk the Irish countryside with us. Today  meets camogie All-Ireland medallist and TV personality Anna Geary. Anna has transformed her sporting success into a prolific media career, spreading the message that you don’t need to “fit the mould” to succeed in school, your career, or your personal life. Make sure to visit the Tales and Trails hub on Lovin.ie to plan your short break in Ireland’s Ancient East where we’ve highlighted some accommodation, the best restaurants and things to do in the area.
43:31
August 26, 2019
JP McMahon takes on The Bothy Loop in Wild Nephin Ballycroy National Park, Co. Mayo
Welcome to Tales and Trails podcast in partnership with Discover Ireland - a brand new and immersive audio experience that invites you to walk the Irish countryside with us. In today's episode, chef JP McMahon meets Alan in Mayo to discuss all things fine dining. JP spills the beans on his favourite ingredients and shares some recipes for success in the food game.  Make sure to visit the Tales and Trails hub on Lovin.ie to plan your short break in Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way where we’ve highlighted some accommodation, the best restaurants and things to do in the area.
37:20
August 26, 2019
Finn Ni Fhaolain hikes the Tower Loop at Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal
Welcome to Tales and Trails podcast in partnership with Discover Ireland - a brand new and immersive audio experience that invites you to walk the Irish countryside with us. Today Alan is joined by author, marine scientist and chef, Finn Ni Fhaolain. Finn's relationship with the ocean seeps into every area of her life - from her love of surfing and outdoor activities, to foraging and cooking, to her deep passion for protecting our planet for future generations. Make sure to visit the Tales and Trails hub on Lovin.ie to plan your short break in Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way where we’ve highlighted some accommodation, the best restaurants and things to do in the area.
36:50
August 26, 2019
Maser explores the Killeshandra Loop, Co. Cavan
Welcome to Tales and Trails podcast in partnership with Discover Ireland - a brand new and immersive audio experience that invites you to walk the Irish countryside with us. Street Artist Al Hester, AKA Maser, joins Alan to explore Cavan's Killeshandra Loop; a walk that takes you through unspoilt countryside and dense forestry. Make sure to visit the Tales and Trails hub on Lovin.ie to plan your short break in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands where we’ve highlighted some accommodation, the best restaurants and things to do in the area.
48:31
August 26, 2019
Georgie Crawford tackles the Lough Easkey Loop, Co. Sligo
Welcome to Tales and Trails podcast in partnership with Discover Ireland - a brand new and immersive audio experience that invites you to walk the Irish countryside with us. Today broadcaster and host of The Good Glow, Georgie Crawford joins us to tackle the Lough Easkey Loop  in Co. Sligo. Georgie reflects on the last two years of her life and reveals why she has recently decided to leave her dream job.  Make sure to visit the Tales and Trails hub on Lovin.ie to plan your short break in Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way where we’ve highlighted some accommodation, the best restaurants and things to do in the area.
47:59
August 26, 2019
Alison Canavan hikes the Kinnitty Castle Loop, Co. Offaly
Welcome to Tales and Trails podcast in partnership with Discover Ireland - a brand new and immersive audio experience that invites you to walk the Irish countryside with us. Wellness coach, motivational speaker and lifestyle blogger Alison Canavan joins Alan today to chat about life transitions and why she places wellness at the centre of every one.  Make sure to visit the Tales and Trails hub on Lovin.ie to plan your short break in Ireland’s Ancient East where we’ve highlighted some accommodation, the best restaurants and things to do in the area.
36:40
August 26, 2019
Philly McMahon takes on the Portumna Forest Park Rinmaher Walking Trail, Co. Galway
Welcome to Tales and Trails podcast in partnership with Discover Ireland - a brand new and immersive audio experience that invites you to walk the Irish countryside with us. Today Alan is joined by Dublin footballer and entrepreneur Philly McMahon. Philly chats about the relationship between sport, creativity and opportunity and why he's so eager to give back to the community. Make sure to visit the Tales and Trails hub on Lovin.ie to plan your short break in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands where we’ve highlighted some accommodation, the best restaurants and things to do in the area.
38:16
August 26, 2019
Sonia O’ Sullivan walks the Mangan Loop in Tinahely, Co. Wicklow
Welcome to Tales and Trails podcast in partnership with Discover Ireland - a brand new and immersive audio experience that invites you to walk the Irish countryside with us. In this episode, Irish Olympian Sonia O' Sullivan joins us in Wicklow to take on the Mangan Loop in Tinahely. Sonia talks about her exceptional sporting career, how she prepares for each race and how everyone in Ireland became part of her family.  Make sure to visit the Tales and Trails hub on Lovin.ie to plan your short break in Ireland’s Ancient East where we’ve highlighted some accommodation, the best restaurants and things to do in the area.
45:13
August 26, 2019
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