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Win a Certificate of Irish Heritage by telling us about your Irish ancestors

I’m delighted to be partnering with the Certificate of Irish Heritage to bring you this wonderful giveaway. One lucky reader will win a gift card entitling them to one Certificate of Irish Heritage (certificate only, no frame). The certificate acts as a unique memento which honors the recipient’s ancestor(s) and symbolizes their connection to Ireland. The certificate would make a ... Read More »

I have 5 free copies of Larry Kirwan’s Celtic Invasion CD to give away

Yet another giveaway! 🙂 Compliments of Valley Entertainment, and in partnership with The Wild Geese, I have 5 CD copies of Larry Kirwan’s brand new album, Celtic Invasion, to give away. From the album’s liner notes: “Larry Kirwan has been carrying the flag for Celtic rock music since the founding of Black 47 in 1989. The expatriate Irishman lives in ... Read More »

Jen and Erin’s Chicken and Cabbage Recipe

Jen & Erin's Epic Camping Dinner

Irish recipe competition winner! I was so happy when I received this Chicken and Cabbage recipe from Jennifer Daly last week. It looks like Jennifer and Erin had so much fun making the dish, and it’s opened up a whole new perspective for me, on how creative you can get when cooking. I must admit, as a novice cook myself, ... Read More »

Homemade Butternut Squash Soup & Brown Irish Soda Bread

Butternut Squash Soup & Irish Soda Bread

  This delicious 2 part recipe was sent in by Elizabeth Dunne, of Co. Kilkenny, as part of the recent Irish recipe competition, and received the runner-up prize. Everything about this recipe just screams “delicious home-made Irish cooking” at me! I just love Elizabeth’s version of Irish Soda Bread, and I can’t wait to try the butternut squash soup. Thank ... Read More »

Bacon-Wrapped, Stuffed Pork Sausages

The Meat - Sausage and Bacon,bacon wrapped stuffed sausage

Elizabeth McNally of WeeKitchen.com submitted this recipe as part of the recent Irish recipe competition I ran on the blog. These types of sausages are something I have had on plenty of occasion back home, and I can’t wait to give Elizabeth’s version of the dish a try. I really hope you give them a try too. I’d love to hear what you think. ... Read More »

The Secret Life of Inishmaan By Sophie Moss

Sophie Moss

The Secret Life of Inishmaan By Sophie Moss Author of the Seal Island Trilogy   “Don’t go to Inishmaan,” a pink-cheeked Irishman warned early Sunday morning outside the ticket booth in Galway. “There’s nothin’ to do there.” Twenty minutes later, bumping over the hillsides of Connemara in a bus, a Dubliner asked, “Why are you goin’ to Inishmaan? “There’s nothin’ ... Read More »

Podcasts.ie ~ Bringing voices from Ireland to the world

Press Release Podcasts.ie ~ Bringing voices from Ireland to the world. Lovers of Irish Literature, Music, Culture, Heritage and the Arts might like to know about a podcasting website developed by a Sligo based media company. Podcasts.ie ~ Voices from Ireland, is a website delivering high quality free audio content from Irish writers of poetry, prose and song as well ... Read More »

Kilmacduagh Monastery, County Galway – The Leaning Tower of Kilmacduagh

A very fine example of an Irish Round Tower can be found making up part of Kilmacduagh Monastery near Gort, County Galway. Unlike most other surviving towers, this one has a very noticeable lean, most likely due to it’s shallow foundations. Read More »

Interview with Tony Lawless of TradConnect.com

“TradConnect was established in April 2011 as a new social forum for Irish traditional musicians. It brings together musicians from across the globe providing a place where you can talk about and share your music with other like minded musicians.” TradConnect.com can be used as a complete social network to engage with other users, locally and across the globe, and ... Read More »