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Travel Tales with Fergal - John O'Connell special


18th July 2022 - Longford was spotlighted heavily this week with the well known journalist and podcaster Fergal O'Keeffe showcasing the county.  Fergal did some excellent features with Tipp FM, Clare FM and the Nationalist newspaper on the county and things to do with specific emphasis on staycations and value for money. 

headphoneHave a listen to the Clare FM feature here : 
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Fergal also recently interviewed acclaimed best selling Longford writer John Connell for his popular Travel Tales with Fergal series. This weekly interview series has already featured over 30 guests over 2 seasons and is listened to in over 80 countries worldwide and established itself as the No.1 Travel Podcast in Ireland.   The interview with John was also published in the Nationalist newspaper - *read the full article here*

Fergal sat down with John, who has written a trilogy of autobiographical books which have been described as love letters to his home county of Longford.  John has just released The Stream of Everything which is about a canoe trip down the Camlin river in Longford with a friend. This stunning book is a meditation on the simple beauty of nature and a celebration of the slow pace of rural living especially in counties like Longford.

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This project was assisted by Longford Local Community Development Committee, Longford Community Resources Clg. and Longford County Council through the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) 2014-2020 which is part-financed by the EU, "The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas" and the Department of Rural & Community Development.       The European Commission.

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