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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

https://youtu.be/DXifIS5pBi4 I’d say this St Patrick’s Day message from Tourism Ireland does a pretty good job of putting all of us in the...

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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…

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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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Ireland’s Natural Royalty: the Heritage Trees of Ireland

  There was a time when a mythical squirrel could travel from one end of the country to the other without leaving the oak canopy.   The Ireland of today is better known for its rolling green hillside and dramatic coasts than dense oak forest, but details like this from Aubrey Fennell’s “Heritage Trees of Ireland“ crown the arboriculture as the Emerald Isles “other” natural wonder. This book is...

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