Sunday Morning Reading
Good morning! Here’s a fresh batch of great Ireland stories to enjoy with your Sunday morning tea or coffee.
- 2011 Emerald Awards – Michele Erdvig is back from Ireland and she’s compiled her annual list of favorite places to stay and eat.
- Roaming Ireland’s Wild West – Lisa Monforton tells how she thinks one section of Ireland is “stealing the show.” Be sure to click the Romantic and Rough-Hewn Landscapes link for photos. — Calgary Herald
- Non-Stop “Craic” in Galway – Lisa Monforton continues the tales of her visit to Ireland’s West by writing about her time in Galway and at the Oyster Festival. — Calgary Herald
- Hunt for a Good Cup of Coffee in Ireland – Michael Brown’s java quest exposes him to some interesting bits of Ireland.
- Stranded in Ireland – In Irish, they may call it “tra” or “strand,” but it’s all about the beach for many. Here’s a look at Ireland’s best. — Irish Times
- Northern Ireland Farmer Sends a Message to His Sister in Heaven – Breast cancer took his sister away from him last year, but Edward Henry used his tractor to send her a very sweet message. — Belfast Telegraph
- Discovering Bray Head – Karen Newhouse climbs to the top of Bray Head the hard way… which makes the story of her County Wicklow adventure all the better.
- Meet One of Ireland’s Hottest Chefs – Billie Frank shares a conversation with one of Ireland’s top cooks and gives us a peek at one of Co. Waterford’s great places to eat. — Sante Fe Travelers
- Take a Seaside Holiday with Victorian Vistas in County Clare – Max Davidson goes beyond the Cliffs of Moher to show us County Clare. — The National
- Irish Teen Entrepreneur Now Exporting to Nine Countries – Tara Haughton may only be 16, but her shoe accessory business is selling so well she had to hire her dad to work full-time. — Irish Examiner
- Dublin Shortlisted for World Design Capital – Ireland’s capital, along with Bilbao, in Spain, and Cape Town in South Africa, are being eyed for the international honor. — Irish Times
- A Marvelous Surprise in Ireland – Rosemary Allen learns that seniors should let go of the trepidation and explore the Emerald Isle. — The West Australian
- Animated in Ireland – A look at Ireland’s thriving film animation industry and the wonderful exports coming from the Irish talent pool. — Irish Film Board
- Entering Sacred Places – This week’s Q&A answers a more-common-than-you-think question about going into sacred places in Ireland.
- Painting the Cottage Flashback – Liam goes down memory lane looking at old photos from Ireland.