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James Joyce’s Bloomsday, in honor of Ulysses – 16th June

Bloomsday, held annually on 16 June, marks the day in which the life of Irish writer, James Joyce, is celebrated. The 16th of June is not the date of Joyce’s death or birth – it’s actually the day on which the events of his most famous novel, Ulysses, are set. I’m sure, like a lot of other events on the ... Read More »

Linehan’s Hand-Made Shandon Sweets, Cork City

I passed Linehans handmade sweets on my way to and from St. Anne’s Shandon Tower. This little sweet shop is just around the corner from the church. I grew up living on these sweets, and yes, I still have all my teeth 🙂 but I never knew they came from just across the river, where they have been made since ... Read More »

10 Unique Irish Gifts To Give Your Loved Ones

Aran Sweater

[sc:corkcity_300 ] People always ask me for ideas about what they can bring back from Ireland for a loved one, particularly for things that I would describe as unique Irish gifts. Of course, what you end up buying/giving is a very personal decision, and finding the right gift can depend greatly on the person you're buying it for. People's tastes ... Read More »