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Spotted This Week – Irish Soccer Fans, Dip-In-The-Nip, Irish Slang, Bill Clinton And More

Here’s your chance to read some of the things that I enjoyed during breaks between the chaos this week.

Irish Recipes

I’m always on the hunt for great Irish recipes on the web. Something to remind me of home, and something to add a bit of variety to the Got Ireland family dining table. Elizabeth, over at WeeKitchen.com, has put together some really tasty looking recipes. Take a look at her Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Pork Sausages, complete with mouth watering pictures, directions and ingredients. I’ll be trying them this weekend – you should too!

Sporting Nostalgia

To put it mildly, the Irish soccer team didn’t have a whole lot of success at this years Euro 2012 competition in Poland/Ukraine. However, just like so many times in the past, our fans have given a great account of themselves. They supported the team fabulously and sang their hearts out throughout each game. Here, you can enjoy pictures of Irish fans at soccer tournaments throughout the years, including Japan in 2002 and Euro ’88 in West Germany.

Charitable Causes

Everyone loves a good cause, right? Well these brave folk bared all at Irish beaches around the country, to benefit cancer research by taking a dip-in-the-nip. Not exactly how I would contribute, but all for a good cause.

Irish Slang

Here’s a fun read (and a delicious recipe) from An American In Ireland, on what she has noticed about the verbal habits of the Irish.

Bill Clinton Was Strolling These Streets This Past Week

President Bill Clinton Visits Cork

Bill Clinton was in Ireland this past week, and took a stroll around Cork’s city streets, including St. Patrick’s Street. He met with a few locals and even popped in to a couple of bookstores to do a spot of shopping.
The former U.S. president also took some time out to ‘crash’ the Cork wedding of an Irish/American couple. Hopefully he bought them a drink 🙂

Off-The-Beaten-Path Ireland

I’ve been contributing to an exciting new Irish travel website over the past few weeks. The website is quickly becoming a great resource for visitors looking for less traveled areas in Ireland. Here, you can browse my “off-the-beaten-path” travel tips on the Ireland Travel Kit, including my most recent recommendation of Fort Camden in Crosshaven, County Cork.

Recent Posts On Got Ireland

In case you missed them, here are some of the highlights from the past couple of weeks on Got Ireland:

My Experience With The Dublin Pass
Pros And Cons Of Irish B&B’s
Get Married In An Irish Castle
Beautiful Pictures Of Kells Priory In Co. Kilkenny

Thanks for reading, enjoy the weekend 🙂


  1. Thanks Liam – love the black & white pics of the Irish fans from the Indo…and in hindsight, I wonder are the happy couple in Cork happy about being upstaged by Mr. Clinton!

    If you get an opportunity, we’d appreciate it if you’d take a look at our web app which allows users to claim a free, personalized certificate for an Irish clan of their choice – Claim Your Irish Clan Certificate – we’ve developed a web version & a version for Facebook so would be interested in your thoughts.

    (By the way, not trying to spam your blog so apologies if including the link is inappropriate & feel free to remove if needs be)

    • Thanks for your comment, and thanks for your honesty. I’m always open to approving links to fun ideas that are of interest to the global Irish – your’s is certainly one 🙂 I’ll certainly be joining my clan on the site. Cheers

  2. Cheers for that lad, for more stuff on Irish Slang check out http://www.slang.ie/mostcommon.php, on that page there’s the 100 most common slang phrases across the 32 counties of Ireland. It’s amazing but Gowl is the most common phrase with 20 alternative entries on the site… incredible. Some gowlers.