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A Christmas to Remember in Ireland (Irish Christmas Traditions)

Christmas Day Swim in Ireland, alttext

A Christmas to Remember in Ireland Like many parts of the Western world, Christmas in Ireland is a time of merrymaking and celebration, where gifts are exchanged, copious amounts of food is eaten, drinks are drank and the arrival of Santa Claus is awaited with fervent excitement by the little ones.  Traditionally beginning on the 8th December, the Christmas festivities ... Read More »

St. Patrick’s Day Memories

Galway St. Patrick's Day Parade, 2013

The 17th of March signifies so much for me; obviously being Irish it’s filled with all the razzmatazz of our national holiday. However it wasn’t always such a glitzy affair; long before it was recognised as a the proverbial tourism pot of gold, St. Patrick’s Day was a temperate holy day of obligation. However, I like to think that despite ... Read More »

Two Short Video Clips of bands at the San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2012

It was an unusually windy and wet day today at the 2012 San Diego Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. That didn’t stop the brave men, women, boys and girls from all the participating floats, bands etc from getting out there and putting on a great show for the spectators. Here’s a couple of clips of 2 of the bands that passed ... Read More »

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to the USA

“Time to salute the US for all it has done for Ireland” – that is the title of a recent article in the Irish Times that caught my eye, and it is a sentiment that I personally would like to echo to my adopted country. The reason I am posting this is that I have read many posts in the ... Read More »

The Health Benefits of Guinness vs. Beer (infograph)

The creative people over at GoIreland.com have created another light-hearted infograph just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day. Take a look…. “So what’s your poison? Have you noticed the beneficial impact of drinking Guinness or beer? We wouldn’t ever condone binge drinking, but cheers and happy St. Patrick’s Day!” Check out the full post on GoIreland.com Read More »

Where will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

Get your finest green sweater out from the back of the closet, dust off your favorite shillelagh, begin building up a thirst that only the very finest Guinness can quench, and start checking parade routes. We are now in the month of March, Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about how you’re ... Read More »

What are you going to cook this St. Patrick’s Day?

St. Patrick’s day 2012 is fast approaching, and many of you will be looking for a little something Irish to serve up to your friends and family at dinnertime. Recently I came across the website of Irish American Mom – Mairead. If you take a few minutes to browse her blog/website, you’re going to have plenty of St. Patrick’s day ... Read More »

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year for 2012. Here’s hoping it brings you good health and prosperity. Read More »

Merry Christmas

Just wanting to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year for 2012. We hope the coming year brings you plenty of joy and prosperity. Best wishes, and God Bless. Read More »