Donal McCague – Bits ‘N’ Pieces (2 free tracks)

Dónal McCague, a young Irish fiddler from Co. Monaghan, recently released his debut album “Bits’n’Pieces” I was in touch with Dónal recently, and he was kind enough to send me a CD and allow me to share a couple of the tracks from it with you. Well I’ve listened to it all the way through 3 times now, and two ... Read More »

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

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Bunratty Castle is a large castle in County Clare in the west of Ireland. Bunratty falls into the category of a “Tower House” which was a style of castle built for defensive as well as habitation purposes. The name Bunratty Castle when translated to Irish is Caisleán Bhun Raithe, which litteraly means the castle at the mouth of the Ratty. The Ratty ... 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 »

Saint Patrick’s Day Giveaway – Irish Inspired Jewelry

St. Patrick’s Day is literally just a few days away – less than a week 🙂 and to celebrate it, I’d like to offer you the chance to win a beautiful piece of Irish inspired jewelry courtesy of Darlene at the Irish Lassie Shop. See below for the description and details on how to win this item. “A Connemara Marble ... Read More »