45 things to do in Cork City

Cork city is a wonderful place to spend a few days wandering around. It's a bustling little city, very compact, easy to walk and has something to suit most tastes. From the artsy type to the nature lover, adventure seeker to the sports enthusiasts, I'm sure there's something in Cork City that'll take your fancy. Read More »

The Claregalway Friary – photos

I spent a few days in Galway a couple of years ago, and while there I stayed in the Claregalway hotel around 7 or 8 miles from Galway city center. Just a short distance from the hotel was the Claregalway Friary, a medieval Franciscan abbey. There’s not a whole lot in the town of Claregalway itself, but it’s a good ... Read More »

Colleen Raney – 2 free tracks

Colleen Raney is among the best young Celtic singers of her generation, inspired by the Irish and Scottish songs and tunes that she grew up with as a member of the multi-talented Raney family and alongside the world renowned harp and dulcimer duo Magical Strings. Through her gorgeous voice, at turns whisper soft or intensely powerful, her deft arrangements, and ... Read More »

10 Great Irish inventions

“Description: Modern chemistry? Tick. Color photography? Tick. Both Irish inventions, and, as you can see from the infographic, there are many more. And when it comes to refreshing beverages, it’s not just Guinness that should come to mind. Raise a toast to soda water and chocolate milk, both Irish inventions to rival the black stuff.” (excerpt and image taken from ... 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 »

Anne Roos – Celtic Harp Music

I first came across Anne’s music while I was searching for some wedding music for a friend back home. I listened to a couple of the music samples on Anne’s website, thought they’d be very appropriate, and sent the link to my soon-to-be-wed friend. I decided to contact Anne to see if she would be interested in being featured on ... Read More »

Caladh Nua – Next Stop – CD winner

The winner of the album “Next Stop” by Caladh Nua is Darlene who wrote that her favorite Irish-American band is Cherish the Ladies. Darlene, please contact me so I can get the CD out to you. Thanks to everyone who entered the draw. Read More »