Cheesy Seafood Bake

Cheesy Seafood Bake

Firm white fish pairs deliciously with shrimp when baked in a creamy cheese casserole.  Seafood cheese bake is a favorite Irish recipe, and here’s my version of this traditional dish. When my mom cooked a seafood bake she liked to use cod and was not a big fan of shrimp or prawns as they are […]

Ancient Stones And Passage Tombs – A Ramble Around Knowth, County Meath

Ogham Writing on a Stone at Knowth

County Meath in Ireland is home to many prehistoric megalithic tombs built around 3200 BC. Newgrange is the most famous archaeological site in Ireland, but it’s neighboring site of Knowth is well worth a visit. Image Credit We took a tour of this historical gem last summer, and to tell you the truth my kids […]

Ireland Is Not Just About Potatoes Anymore

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When I departed Ireland for the United States in the late 1980’s, I left behind a monocultural society. In the early part of the new millennium over half a million plus immigrants moved to my homeland, and with them they brought a new vibrancy, cultural flair, diversity and a variety of new foods and recipes.  […]

Irish Cod Fish Cakes

Breaded fried fish cakes from Ireland

Fish cakes are Irish traditional fare at its very best, and are created by combining mashed potatoes, flaked cooked fish and herbs, then formed into individual cakes, and coated in bread crumbs before frying. This is a perfect recipe for using left over mashed potatoes, if such a thing ever exists. But don’t worry you […]

The History And Origins Of St. Patrick

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Today we celebrate St. Patrick, and everything that is Irish – our customs and culture, our language, our heritage, our food and drink. And I raise my glass to you – the readers of my blog. Thank you all for following my ramblings and recipes. I appreciate your support and your comments throughout my years […]

The Meaning of Some Popular Irish Last Names

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Many of us bear Irish last names or surnames as we say in Ireland. But have you ever wondered about the origins of these Irish names? Image Credit What are the most common Irish last names found world wide? From where in Ireland do these family names hail? What is the most common surname in […]

Ireland – A Land of Trees In The Time Of Saint Patrick

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Trees and forestry played both practical and spiritual roles in the lives of Irish people throughout the centuries. Today Ireland is home to some beautiful woods and forestry, but the number of trees pales in comparison to the vast numbers of living trees on the island before the 17th century. Emerald Heritage, a conservation business […]

Irish American Mom’s Top Ten Recipes

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With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, I thought why not review my recipes to see which ones are most popular with readers. And so I’ve come up with my Top Ten Recipes of all time. Believe it or not, all of the most viewed recipes on my site are Irish recipes. Well, I […]

Leprechaun Tricks And Pranks For St. Patrick’s Day

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Leprechauns are up to all their old tricks now that St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. They love to pop in for an unexpected visit, leaving their mark wherever they go. I love how American teachers and parents embrace our favorite Irish holiday, welcoming these little Irish pranksters into their classrooms and homes […]

The Shawl: An Irish Fashion Statement Of Old, Plus A Beautiful Pashmina Giveaway To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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The shawl is an Irish fashion statement of old, worn through the centuries, created out of necessity, and wrapped around shoulders with pride in the face of dire poverty. Image Credit The shawl featured prominently in photographs of Irish women from the 19th century. After a little research into this subject I now view the […]

Introducing Oisín the Brave Plus A Giveaway From Éire’s Kids

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Today we’re stepping into a modern day Tír na nÓg (Land of Youth) with Éire’s Kids, a Galway based company that created the wonderful characters of Oisín the Brave and Princess Éire to spark the imaginations of young boys and girls. In today’s post, author Michelle Melville introduces us to the wonderful books she created […]