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Posted by on Dec 11, 2011 in Giveaway 2011, Headlines | 18 comments

Giveaway: Irish Tea Time

Irish Tri-Color Tea CozyIrish Firesider Judy Arnold has handmade this fantastic tri-color teapot cozy for our giveaway (those are the colors of the Irish flag).

This gift will make it to the home of one lucky reader, AND she’s “sweetening the pot” by including a box of tea, a teapot, and one of her hand-crocheted angels. Someone is going to be very lucky.

For your chance to win, answer this question…

Congratulations to our winner, Mary Devine.

If you could have tea with anyone, living or dead, who would you choose?

Leave your answer in the comments below… the winner will be announced Wednesday, December 20, 2011.

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  1. I would love to have tea with Daniel O’Connell. He fought so hard for Irish freedom and when they finally got it it was given away to the EU (in my opinion, anyway). I would love to hear his thoughts on it.

    • I think St Patrick would be a good conversationalist…

  2. I would love to have tea with any one of my great great great grandmothers!

  3. Orla Fallan. She truley has spread good will for the Irish Nation with the way she conducted herself when performing her music to us in America. I would love to be able to sit down and have a cupa tea with Orla. My wife and I Love her dearly and have seen thur her how wonderful a country your Ireland is.
    Lots of love
    Ken Weaks

  4. I would love to have tea with Liam and Corey. It would be nice to sit fireside with you two in real life. You have inspired many trips to the kettle for me and it would be nice to hear your stories in person.

    • If you’ve got scones too, you never know when we might show up :)

  5. I would like to sit down and have tea with Patrick Taylor, physician and author of “An Irish Country Doctor” and other books of the same series.

  6. I would love to sit down with a cuppa and talk to my Grandmother Ethyl. She came from Ireland but unfortunately passed away when my Father was a young boy. I know she would be full of stories about her life in Ireland. I sure wish I could have known her.

  7. I would love to have tea with Jesus, what a conversation that would be!

  8. I too would choose to have tea with Jesus, my Lord! I would love to hear him speak and tell me of God’s love for us all. Well I guess I can hear him speak in the word! I would love just to be in his presents!!!

  9. Oh, I would have tea with Lady Augusta Gregory who researched and compiled Irish Myth and folklore with the like of Yeats, taking part in the Irish Literary Revival. As a writer and reader myself, she fascinates me. She contributed so much to Irish culture and Nationalism as well as mythology in general. Her plays and founding of the Abbey theatre – more icing on the cake.

  10. My mother. I never met her but I heard she would be too much fun to hang out with. Maybe we’d have that tea in the Sunrise Lodge overlooking Galway Bay :)

  11. I would love have a cuppa with my Grandfather Sullivan and his brothers or my Sullivan ggrandparents and learn their story and our family history.

    All had past away before I was even born.

  12. It would have to be my Great Grandparents David from Mayo and Margaret from Roscommon. I am fortunate to have their pictures, but never got to talk with them. Wow , so much they could tell me about family and life in Ireland before the famine. A chance to meet them and have a cup of tea? It couldn’t get any better………….

  13. I would actually love to have tea with two strong woman. One would be Mother Teresa because I found her a very amazing woman that had an impact on not just Catholic people but people of all backgrounds. Second would be my maternal grandmother. She was another short spunky woman who got things organized and done. I would love to talk to her more about growing up in Ireland and what it was like coming to the US and how she felt when she arrived. I would love to hear more about her siblings and parents and even grandparents if she knew them.

  14. I’d choose to have tea with my ancestors. Might as well know a bit more about my origins.

  15. I would love to have a cuppa tea with my grandmother’s niece Nonie and her daughter Nuala. They live in County Clare and I have been their 2 week guest each spring for the last 4 years and it is truly a pleasure and step back in time to vist with them and have a cup of tea and brown bread and enjoy the fire and thier wonderful company.

  16. All right, I’m going to have to go there. I would have to say tea with Fitzwilliam Darcy at Pemberley. (I figured if we can choose anyone living or dead, we could choose someone real or imaginary as well…) :)

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