The Clare Echo has teamed up with Ennis native & podcast host Fergal O’Keeffe to bring you his new series, Travel Tales with Fergal. The podcast aims to share soul-lifting travel memoirs about day-dream worthy destinations.

This week features the Munster, Ireland and Lions rugby legend Keith Wood. We talk about Keith’s travels throughout his rugby career with Ireland and the Lions but what really shines through is his love of Co Clare, and particularly his hometown of Killaloe.

He talks eloquently about his love of West Clare and particularly around Quilty, where his family are originally from.  Keith played all sports growing up and he speaks of playing underage Clare hurling beside the ‘artist’ Jamesie O’Connor.

Keith is inextricably linked to the Lions and he shares great insights into the iconic tour to South Africa in 1997 and the tour to Australia in 2001.

Keith talks about his time in London with Harlequins and his love of that city. He is particularly fond of Australia where he went on many tours with Ireland and the Lions and ended his career at the World Cup in 2003. Keith tells us where his favourite cities and stadium is to play in and his favourite countries to tour to.

The brand new weekly podcast interview series is out every Tuesday and guests will talk about travel, sport, culture, people, food, politics, history, the tourism industry and life abroad.

The podcast features great stories about sport from Clare legend Anthony Daly, the rugby play Damian Brown and sports broadcasters Con Murphy and Philip O’Connor.  Click play to start listening.

https://player.acast.com/travel-tales-with-fergal/episodes/keith-wood

If you have any queries about the travels mentioned every week Fergal O’Keeffe can be contacted directly on Facebook and Instagram @traveltaleswithfergal.

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