You love Ireland, but.....
You long to feel more connected to your Irish heritage and explore the land and culture of your ancestors.
You believe it is important to share your Irish American legacy with future generations, but don't know where to begin.
You love to cook Irish food, but Irish recipes don't always work using American ingredients and measurements.
You dream of visiting Ireland, but life just seems to get in the way.
Fear not! You've arrived at the perfect corner of the internet to help you celebrate your Irish heritage.
Welcome to the Irish American Mom Community.
If you have a moment click the play icon above to listen to my welcome message.
Here, in the Irish American Mom Community we believe Irish food is simple, tasty and nutritious and usually isn't "green" (except on St. Patrick's Day when a few green beers or slices of emerald cake will do us no harm.)
We believe in recording our forefathers' immigrant tales as heirloom gifts for future generations.
We believe it's never too late to explore our cultural heritage and honor our ancestors’ spiritual legacy.
Here's a short welcome video, explaining how we can explore our Irish heritage together...
Here's what other Irish American Moms (dads and families too) are saying...
"Mairéad, you are the Best Ambassador of Ireland! When I travel to a new place in Ireland your ‘County by County” articles are the first places I look for information. I truly appreciate all the work and heart you put into this very special site! Thank you again for all your efforts!"
"I have learned so much from you, Mairéad, as an Irish American Mom. And I am an American Irish Mom/Nannie, and the yearning that I and others like me have inside us, is so gratified by writings like yours."
"Even though I’m not fully Irish, my dream is to visit Ireland and connect with my roots, experience the incredible countryside and learn more about its rich history! I’m so glad I discovered your website!"
"I had the joy of visiting Ireland years ago, and I found it to be a profound experience. To me it felt as if the whole country was holy. I have never forgotten this incredible feeling I had there…as if simply being there was a prayer! Thank you for sharing such lovely things in your blog!"
Think of me as your Irish mentor
Imagine you are part of a kind, caring, supportive clan, whose members dream of Ireland and share your love of all things Irish. When you become a member of the Irish American Mom community, you'll deeply understand your rich Irish heritage and how to share your family legacy with future generations.
Who Is Irish American Mom?
When I first came to America, over twenty years ago, I felt like a stranger in a new land. After ten years I became a proud American citizen, and finally after giving birth to four beautiful children, I felt confident in my new American identity.
My last pregnancy brought triplets to our family and my wonderful friends flocked to my door to provide support and meals, companionship and yes, extra hands to hug my precious babies.
One day I was chatting with a friend. “You must remember to teach your little ones all about their Irish heritage,” she said. “My grandparents were Irish, but every day I regret never asking them about their homeland."
In that moment I realized I had been blessed with a sacred task. I must teach my children about their Irish roots and Celtic spirit, instilling in them a love of their ancestral homeland, its myths and legends, its history and hardships, its blessings and sayings.
Encouraged by this new sense of purpose I created the Irish American Mom Community to share knowledge of my homeland and to learn from other Irish American Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Grandpas, and all who share our Irish ancestry, or those who feel a little bit Irish at heart.
A Cuppa Tea And A Chat
When you visit Irish American Mom, think of our time together as if we're having a virtual cuppa tea (or coffee) and a good old Irish chat. We'll explore our Irishness and have warm, friendly, and lively discussions about our shared cultural inheritance.
Here are a few topics you might enjoy:
Why not become part of our Irish American Mom community and join us on our journey of discovery?
Our Celtic knot logo is comprised of green and orange loops representing Ireland intertwined with red and blue loops representing America.
Ways To Stay In Touch
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Thanks for stopping by my website. I truly appreciate your visit here.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Mairéad -Irish American Mom
Pronunciation - slawn ah-gus ban-ock-th
Mairéad - rhymes with parade