Many readers of this blog were raised by Irish or Irish American mothers. In this little corner of the internet, we easily recognize the traits and characteristics which make Irish mothers unique and exceptional. Irish mothers are supportive and attentive, caring for us in their uncomplicated ways, loving us with quiet, unassuming devotion. Deep love […]
The Irish Psyche
The Irish psyche is a complex and intriguing topic, especially if you are Irish. From glib stereotypes and insulting drunken characterizations, to nostalgic and tragic portraits of stoic men and women, it is clearly evident the idea of "Irishness" is difficult to define, and the understanding of the Irish psyche is no easy task. So why not join me in this section, as I try to define what many believe to be truly indefinable.... the infamous Irish psyche.
In this little corner of the world wide web we love to discuss all things Irish. Ireland is in our hearts and in our souls. It captivates us like no other place on earth. And so today, let’s delve a little deeper into what it means to be Irish, and see if we can touch […]
What does it mean to be Irish? That my dear readers is the question I pose today, in my very first blog post of 2016. I believe this is the perfect year to explore our Irishness together as we celebrate the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Let’s start off the year with a little foray […]
Irish people love adjectives. This may seem absurd at first, but I believe Irish people’s love of descriptors runs far deeper than others’ appreciation of these little words. Over my twenty-something years in America I have come to realize I have an affinity for adjectives many Americans do not understand. My first inkling of this […]
Saying goodbye and departing a friend’s home may be a simple act in America, but in Ireland there is an unwritten code of honor that guides farewell rituals. There are superstitions that must be adhered to, or God forbid you may draw some form of ill fate upon your unsuspecting self. I always remember my […]