The Fairy Wood Of Corkagh Park

Fairy Woods - Coill na Sioge

The Fairy Wood of Corkagh Park in Clondalkin is a magical place, and today I’m going to take you on a photo tour of this enchanted forest. Last year in late December, just before Christmas, my little girl and I went on a quest to discover fairies in the woods. Her Nana sent her an […]

Irish American Mothers Plus A Holiday Book Giveaway

The Gift Counselor Cover Image

This Thanksgiving weekend I thought I would share a delightful story of discovery, connection, and blessings during a trip to the Emerald Isle. Sheila M. Cronin is an Irish American writer whose holiday book, The Gift Counselor, won the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award.  In today’s post Sheila shares a beautiful story of an unexpected […]

Irish Expressions Of Gratitude For Thanksgiving

vintage turkey on a platter

Proverbs and blessings from Ireland often reflect a deep sense of gratitude, and hopefulness. Despite a tumultuous history, full of trials and tribulations, the wise old words of our Irish ancestors are full of simple appreciation for life. And so this Thanksgiving I thought why not delve into a little bit of Irish gratitude, to […]

The Irish Fairy Door Company

Irish Fairy Door - Pink Arched

Ireland is a magical land of fairies, and the Irish people have been telling stories of these mystical beings for hundreds, maybe thousands of years. Believe it or not Irish fairies are now relocating to people’s homes all over the world through the magical work of the Irish Fairy Door Company. Today I’m thrilled to […]

Dried Fruit Salad

Dried fruit salad with yogurt cream topping

Dried fruits are readily available in my pantry coming up to the holidays, and I love to use a mixture of raisins, prunes, dried apricots and cranberries to create a dried fruit salad that’s just as delicious for breakfast as it is for dessert. I soak a mixture of chopped dried fruits in tea, just […]

The Hills Above The Valley by Barry Kinane

Cover Art for The Hills Above the Valley by Barry Kinane

I love Irish music, especially Irish folk songs, and today I’m delighted to publish a guest post by Mattie Lennon introducing the songs of Barry Kinane. The Hills Above The Valley, is a beautiful collection of Barry’s original works, dedicated to his home county of Wicklow.   For anyone whose ancestry links back to Wicklow, the […]

Apple Crumble – Perfect Farm Wife Style

Irish Apple Crumble

Have you ever wondered what Irish farmer’s like to eat? Pondered over the dishes that make rural Ireland tick. Dreamed of creating a feast fit for a farmer? Well today we’re going to explore a new book where you’ll find answers to all these mouth-watering questions, and we’ll delve into a big bowl of Irish […]

Views From The Ben Of Howth, North County Dublin

Views from Howth Hill

The Howth peninsula  forms the northern arm of Dublin Bay and was one of my favorite childhood haunts.  Less than 5 miles from where I grew up in Raheny, I loved to explore the hills and cliff paths of this majestic headland. I was looking through photos on my external hard drive the other day […]

Book Giveaway – “A Time For Friends” By Patricia Scanlan

A Time for Friends cover image

I love a cozy read, especially a book set in Ireland with heartwarming themes, just perfect for a Maeve Binchy fan like me. Today, I’m delighted to introduce you to Patricia Scanlan, the #1 internationally bestselling author, and her newest novel about the complexities of lifelong friendship. I’m also thrilled to offer you an opportunity […]

Loughcrew Megalithic Centre

Sunlight Entering a Cairn at Lough Crew Megalithic Site

Ireland’s ancient monuments are just waiting to be discovered by tourists interested in learning about their ancestral heritage.   Today I’m delighted to take you off the beaten path once again, to discover one of Ireland’s spectacular megalithic sites at Loughcrew. And so I’m going to hand you over to the good folk from Loughcrew […]

Trinity Knot Necklace And Earrings Giveaway From Biddy Murphy

Trinity Knot Gold Plated Jewelry Giveaway

Irish inspired jewelry is an ideal way to display our heritage. I love elegant designs inspired by traditional Celtic symbols such as the Trinity Knot or the Tree of Life. Today, I’m delighted to host a giveaway for a trinity knot necklace with matching earrings.  This beautiful prize is just waiting to be won by […]