Along the beautiful Barrow towpath

Do you have a grá (Irish for love!) for the hidden gems of Ireland? Would you like to enjoy nature, scenic beauty, mystery & history, romantic ruins, cozy stone-built buildings, plus a nice cup of coffee & a bite to eat after a gentle bit of exploring? Then Graiguenamanagh & St. Mullins are for you! Read More »

Reading Rick Steves’ Ireland on the Kindle Fire – what I found

Rick Steves Ireland

I bought my wife a Kindle Fire HD for Christmas, and until now I haven’t had much opportunity to use it. I used it to browse a couple of websites, checked Facebook on it, and watched a couple of Netflix shows on there, but until tonight I’ve never used it for reading books or magazines, which is probably one of ... 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 »

Irish festivals in May 2013

Back with another choice lineup of Irish festivals for the month of May. Keep in mind these are just a few of the festivals that you’ll find around the country this coming month. There’s many more out there to suit all tastes. You’ll find a few links to other festival resources below. Here we go… Irish festivals in May 2013 ... 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 »