Podcast 010: Have you been home yet? With Irish-American artist Liam Hughes

Keeper Hill Ireland

A photo of Eoin getting a cup of tea, at the top of Keeper Hill in Tipperary, Ireland.

Liam Hughes grew up in the States, but comes home (to Ireland) at least a couple of times a year. He’s an artist, designer, singer, and more, and has family in the Silvermines in Tipperary, Ireland. He designs shard jewelry, including Irish pieces.

Keeper Hill Snow

Our view over the snow and above the clouds, from Keeper Hill, Tipperary, Ireland.

What you’ll hear

  • How it feels to come home to Ireland to Liam’s cottage near his family farm
  • How he grew up in an Irish neighborhood
  • His top advice on how to make the most of your trip to Ireland

Who’s in the episode

Mentioned in the episode

Cliffs of Moher Ireland

Sasa of Bitesize Irish Gaelic at the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland.

Poll na mBrón ancient dolmen in the Burren region of County Clare, ireland.

Poll na mBrón ancient dolmen in the Burren region of County Clare, Ireland. All photos in the post copyright Eoin Ó Conchúir 2013.

Conamara sheep, enjoying the grass.

Conamara sheep, enjoying the grass.

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Comments

  1. Eoin says:

    Sorry to say that this page was published without a podcast file attached to it. I’ve added the audio file now, so you should be able to listen. You can listen using the audio button at the top of the page. Or use the “Download” link. Or, follow the link in the post to listen in iTunes.

    Thanks to Liam for taking the time to talk. It was a pleasure.

  2. Phoebe Cristina says:

    I clicked several times on the link for the “Irish Fireside” web page and something is wrong–the page loads for a fraction of a second then goes blank. It happens every time. I tried typing the address in myself and the same thing happened.

  3. Ann Cartmell says:

    Another great interview, Eoin. You have a knack for finding great guests. Our trips to Ireland tend to be along one coast or the other. And there is still a great deal there we’ve never seen. But one day we have to go down the middle & find all those Counties that do not go down to the sea.

    I love the jewelry as well. It would be great to have a piece that has the history he spoke of.

    Thanks again. Ann

    • Eoin says:

      Nice to have you listening, Ann, as always.

      Yup, Liam jewelery is very nice: http://www.liamshardjewelry.com/

      Agreed about traveling down through the center of Ireland. There are many historic and pre-historic spots, and you’ll find there’s a different atmosphere/feeling compared to the coastal roads.