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The Novel Traveller with Michelle Walsh Jackson

Podcast Series The Novel Traveller with Michelle Walsh Jackson

Join Michelle Walsh Jackson and a host of Irish celebrities as they look back on their favourite travel memories.


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Series Episodes

Episode 12 - Teena Gates

Episode 12 - Teena Gates

In the final episode of the series Michelle Walsh Jackson interviews award winning journalist and Broadcaster Teena Gates who is currently an advocate for caregivers all around the country. Teena has had amazing adventures around the globe and her passion for swimming and climbing very high mountains is part of her story. Michelle also talks about her journey in travel writing and about the inspiration for her new novel Journey to the Heartland. For more information see and

1 hour 10 mins

9 April 2021 Finished

Episode 11 - John Sheahan

Episode 11 - John Sheahan

This week The Novel Traveller takes a musical and poetic journey around the world with the wonderful John Sheahan of The Dubliners. John discusses his new album aptly named Flirting Fiddles and how he is inspired by the places he has been and the people he has met on his novel adventures with Luke Kelly, Ronnie Drew and the lads.Also this week, Michelle Walsh Jackson interviews Michele Whelan of Discover Boyne Valley who have launched their new website with details of lots of fun things to do in the region this summer. Check out for more information

1 hour 14 mins

2 April 2021 Finished

Episode 10 - Elaine Crowley

Episode 10 - Elaine Crowley

This week, Michelle catches up with her good friend Elaine Crowley, producer and presenter of The Elaine Show which goes out daily at 3pm on Virgin Media TV.Michelle turns the tables on Elaine to quiz her on all of her travels and hilarious disasters to date. The two reminisce about their time together in South Africa and a remarkable incident that moved them both.Michelle also talks with CEO of Ireland's Blue Book, Michelle Maguire, who has some novel ideas for two centre stays around Ireland created by her team.For more from Michelle see or read her column in Saturday's Irish Daily Mail

59 mins

26 March 2021 Finished

Episode 9 - Ruth Scott

Episode 9 - Ruth Scott

TV and Radio Presenter, Ruth Scott, is The Novel Traveller's guest this week. Ruth reveals some of her great adventures ranging from climbing Kilimanjaro to getting lost in Beijing - all told with her great sense of humour.There's a strong far flung flavour to this episode and in keeping with this theme Michelle speaks with Ciara Foley of the award-winning Platinum Travel Agency who sees some green shoots of hope for travel later this year. Ciara tells of her exciting range of inspirational travel evenings coming up online and how you can get involved for free with expert help to plan your great bucket list trip. See for more information and to contact Michelle see 

1 hour 5 mins

18 March 2021 Finished

Episode 8 - Sallyanne Clarke

Episode 8 - Sallyanne Clarke

On this week's podcast The Novel Traveller, Michelle Walsh Jackson, chats with Business woman and Restaurateur Sallyanne Clarke of L'Ecrivain and Ireland's Blue Book. With lots of delicious talk of food, Michelle continues to tantalise the taste buds as she chats with Aoife O'Driscoll, owner of Ireland's Artisan Pantry, bringing flavours of all the counties of Ireland to your door. So sit back and enjoy this week's novel travel.

1 hour 4 mins

12 March 2021 Finished


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