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Here Come the Celtic Holiday Giveaways and Special Deals
Nov27

Here Come the Celtic Holiday Giveaways and Special Deals

You want to give the perfect holiday gift, right? Well, before you run off to one of the big retailers, take a moment to check out our Artisan Shop. We’ve got gifts from artists and small business owners who are inspired by Ireland and offer a unique alternative for your holiday shopping. We’ll be offering some fun giveaways and special discounts this week. To find out about those, just sign up for the shop’s e-mail...

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10 Irish Recipe Resources for Thanksgiving
Nov26

10 Irish Recipe Resources for Thanksgiving

Although Thanksgiving is an American holiday, Irish-Americans have a knack for bringing a bit of Irish into any festivity. Here are ten resources that might inspire you to add a bit of the Emerald Isle to your Thanksgiving menu: Irish Fireside Recipes: yep, we have recipes for mains, desserts, and drinks. If you’re feeling especially creative, try the Leprechaun mashed potatoes, frozen Black Irish, poitín cocktail, or corned...

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Q&A: What is Tax-Free Shopping in Ireland?
Nov18

Q&A: What is Tax-Free Shopping in Ireland?

Could you explain VAT refunds on purchased items for tourists in Ireland? – Angela via email One of the advantages of shopping in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland for Americans and other non-European Union residents is that certain purchases can be bought tax-free. It’s a great opportunity to save on your purchases. However, it’s not available for every item or at every location, and it requires a bit of...

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It’s Irish Fireside Secret Santa Time

Back in 2009, we started a little tradition called the Irish Fireside Secret Santa Gift Exchange. And it’s been a greatly anticipated holiday activity ever since. Here’s how it works… participants get the name and address of another Irish Fireside member, and they send them a gift valued at about $10 (approximately €8.00 or £6.25). When everyone does what they’re supposed to… everyone who signs up gives...

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#139 Exploring “Delightful Dublin with Emily Westbrooks” — AUDIO
Oct02

#139 Exploring “Delightful Dublin with Emily Westbrooks” — AUDIO

The pages of “Delightful Dublin” feel like you’re spending a day exploring a Dublin neighborhood with a good friend showing you her favorite places to eat, shop, play, and meet people. I’ve been lucky enough to chat with author Emily Westbrooks about her beloved city. Have a listen and feel free to review the show notes: CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen...

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