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Words and Phrases that Have a Different Meaning in Ireland
Mar18

Words and Phrases that Have a Different Meaning in Ireland

My time in Ireland was brief, so I promised my cousin I’d call her on the phone rather than pay her a visit on the evening before my departure. Imagine my horror when I made the phone call as planned, and she immediately asked when I’d be arriving for dinner. Some how, the clear message that I’d “call” was not received… or was it? That was the evening I learned that although we both spoke English,...

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Happy St Patrick’s Day from the People of Ireland… and Liam Neeson
Mar14

Happy St Patrick’s Day from the People of Ireland… and Liam Neeson

I’d say this St Patrick’s Day message from Tourism Ireland does a pretty good job of putting all of us in the mood. Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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My Introduction to Irish Tug-of-War
May18

My Introduction to Irish Tug-of-War

For me, every visit to Ireland starts off with a round of visits to cousins and neighbors. This week when I met up with my cousin John; and after we caught up on all the news, he had an interesting request… he asked for my boarding pass. Yes, that little piece of paper that seems to follow me around everywhere I go… even after leaving the airport. It ends up, his tug-of-war club is applying for a grant, and part of...

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There’s Something About an Irish Cottage
Apr29

There’s Something About an Irish Cottage

They’re cold and damp. However, when filled with family and friends an old Irish cottage becomes one of the warmest places on Earth. Here’s a little scrapbook of few of the more derelict cottages I’ve spotted in my travels… Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter subscribers. You’ll receive our favorite news stories on Irish travel and culture delivered to your...

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Experience Ireland in a New Light… by the Glow of Your iPad
Mar20

Experience Ireland in a New Light… by the Glow of Your iPad

There was a time when I’d step into my local bookstore in the month of March and would find an entire table stacked with books about Ireland and St Patrick. They had everything from travel guides to cookbooks to humorous journals to spiritual biographies (is that a genre?), but my favorites were the picture books with sweeping photos and gorgeous moments captured in Ireland. I would spend an hour or two thumbing through the...

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