Irish Poems For Mother’s Day

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Ireland is a land of poets and poetry. What better way could there be to celebrate Mother’s Day, than to explore how Irish poets have immortalized mothers in lyrical words and verses over the years. Image Credit If you have visited my blog before, my love of poetry will be no surprise. Little ditties, Irish […]

Bring Me Back A Rock!

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A stick of rock! Who remembers these tubes of hardened sugar, we savored as kids.  In Ireland these traditional, cylindrical, boiled sweets were usually dyed pink and white, or sometimes festooned in our patriotic colors of green, white and orange. When a friend or relative was heading to the beach, or seaside as we say […]

If I Were A Lady …. I’d Wear A Hat

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It’s Kentucky Derby weekend, and the people of Louisville are donning their finest attire for a day at the races. Ornate hats will balance atop the heads of well-heeled ladies, as they watch the Run for the Roses tomorrow. Image Credit These fashion statements of Churchill Downs may be relics of the past, yet Kentucky […]

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 […]

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 […]

Living In Ireland, Then And Now

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Life in Ireland has changed significantly over the past 150 years.  Old images relate stories of the past to us, but have you ever wondered how specific locations in Ireland might have changed with the passing of time? In today’s post a Cork Photographer tells of his experiences in recreating some of the region’s most […]

Irish Farm Safety

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Farm safety is a key issue for Irish farmers. Unfortunately many lives were lost and severe injuries sustained on Irish farms last year. A big safety awareness initiative is currently underway in Ireland to help save lives. The Irish Farmers Journal is a weekly agricultural newspaper which I remember well from my childhood days. Although […]

What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

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Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of the Lenten Season and a day when many receive ashes, marked in a cross on our foreheads as a symbol of our mortality. Image Credit I remember receiving ashes in school as a little girl in Dublin. We held the hair of our fringes (bangs in America) […]

Valentine’s Day In Ireland

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and many of you may be curious about how Irish people celebrate this most romantic day of the year. Image Credit And here’s a little question to whet your appetite for romantic information about my fellow country men and women….   Which Irish person receives the most Valentine’s cards each […]

Christmas – ‘Tis The Season For Singing.

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Christmas time is singing time, whether you enjoy Christmas tunes on the radio or listening to carol singers. Being able to hold a tune is truly a blessing at this time of year. Alack and alas, I was at the back of the line when tuneful vocal chords were being handed out. Image Credit To […]

Christmas Crackers

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Christmas crackers were part and parcel of all my childhood Christmases in Ireland. My sisters and I loved playing with these festive, popping, paper tubes before we tucked into our Christmas dinner. On Christmas Day our place settings always included a Christmas cracker lovingly laid above our spoons.  Patiently waiting to start our cracker games, […]