Best Genealogy Websites for Finding Your Irish Roots
Feb13

Best Genealogy Websites for Finding Your Irish Roots

An increasing number of questions have been coming in from readers looking to trace their Irish roots. To help point everyone in the right direction, I called on my friend Megan Smolenyak to suggest her favorite online resources. You may recognize Megan from Episode #113 of our podcast, her genealogy books “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “Hey, America, Your Roots Are Showing,” her appearances on the television...

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Genealogy in Ireland

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An Emotional Journey Into Irish Genealogy with Rosie O’Donnell
Feb25

An Emotional Journey Into Irish Genealogy with Rosie O’Donnell

Rosie O’Donnell recently appeared on the NBC program Who Do You Think You Are? Many Irish-Americans will relate to her search for her roots. Rosie’s moving story begins with a mysterious photo of a woman that hung in her childhood playroom. That photo later reveals relatives she didn’t know existed, a French-Canadian connection and finally, a visit to Ireland… where she learns to drive on the left and...

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Cookies For An Irish Christmas
Dec20

Cookies For An Irish Christmas

Baking This Week? I’m sure I’m not the only one baking this week. While most people make the same traditional cookies and cakes that they make every year, I’m betting a number of you are like me and ready to try something different. I have some Irish friends who are amazing bakers. If you’ve ever stayed at a B&B in Ireland, you know how good the Irish are at baking. I thought I’d try to find out what...

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Hang Out With Us AND Brian Ború at Milwaukee Irish Fest

If you’re headed to the enormous, all-things-Ireland celebration known as Irish Fest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this week, be sure to stop by the Cultural Village on the south end of the park. Corey and I will be in the Moore Street Market with the other artists showcasing handcrafted items. While you’re there, be sure to check out the new Brian Ború tent where they’ll be featuring a completely new lineup of music,...

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