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Rachel Gaffney

9 Podcast Episodes

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Episode 55: St. Patrick's Day ft. Rachel Gaffney

Community Cocktails with Kimberly

Today is St. Patrick's Day and many people associate this day with green beer, shamrocks, and parades, however, it's about more than that!On today's episode of Community Cocktails with Kimberly, I sit down with Rachel Gaffney to discuss the history of St. Patrick's Day, the national color of Ireland (it's not green!), and how St. Patrick's Day is celebrated over in Ireland.

22mins

17 Mar 2021

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The Real St. Patrick with Dr. Tim Campbell | Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland - Episode 33

Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland

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.

33mins

11 Mar 2021

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Laura Weber, Dressing the First Lady | Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland - Episode 32

Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland

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, her design process and share her latest project which has been 5 years in the making.

36mins

23 Feb 2021

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Fashion & Beauty Fresh From Ireland | Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland - Episode 30

Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland

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.

34mins

8 Jul 2020

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Adventure in Ireland | Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland - Episode 29

Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland

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 pleasure rather than an inconvenience. My guest, Pól O'Conghaile is the travel editor of the Irish Independent newspaper, travel writer and contributor to National Geographic Traveler.Follow Pól on social media:Twitter: @poloconghaileInstagram: @poloconghaile

37mins

24 Jun 2020

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Glengarriff, The Natural Meeting Place | Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland - Episode 28

Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland

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 us.

20mins

10 Jun 2020

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Glin Castle, County Limerick | Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland - Episode 27

Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland

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 Shane Connolly from London and Emily Thompson from New York.

36mins

27 May 2020

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Rachel Visits County Waterford | Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland - Episode 26

Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland

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

34mins

13 May 2020

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Meet Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland - Ep. 1

Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland

Join Rachel Gaffney's Real Ireland's first episode and discover the Real Ireland!

34mins

21 Feb 2019