Travelscope: Ireland – The Dingle Peninsula And Beyond
Airs Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Monday, August 22, 2011
Propelled by a national Emmy nomination and multiple Telly Awards in 2010, the fifth season of "Travelscope" takes the series to new heights with trips to exotic destinations in Rwanda, Guatemala and Istanbul, and also to much-beloved spots in Switzerland, Ireland and Greece.
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Host Joseph Rosendo's open-hearted and welcoming personality invites viewers to join him on his cultural discoveries around the world. In its fifth season, "Travelscope" stays true to its mission of illustrating the enduring truth in Mark Twain’s quote, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness."
"Ireland – The Dingle Peninsula And Beyond" - Joseph starts his Ireland adventure in the town of Shannon and then heads southwest to the Dingle Peninsula. While on the Peninsula he uncovers a few important Irish secrets like how to draw a proper pint, spout a wee bit of Gaelic without getting tongue-tied, how to root for your horse home at the Dingle races and which pub has the best Irish soda bread and stew.
Then he heads to the Puck Festival in Killorglin on the Ring of Kerry for some Irish merrymaking. Joseph also learns about the Irish emigration to America and hears the story of the Blasket Islanders – a modern-day Irish migration saga.