Tradition from the Center and the Edges: Five Great Irish Music Recordings
Sep09

Tradition from the Center and the Edges: Five Great Irish Music Recordings

Music that goes deep into Irish tradition, and music that seeks out the edges while holding respect for the center: here is a taste of five recordings for you to enjoy. Live at 10: The Tenth Anniversary Concert Beoga means lively in Irish Gaelic, and it is the name chosen by a group of gifted musicians when they decided to join up as a band some ten years ago. Live at 10: The Tenth Anniversary Concert offers an audio CD and a DVD. On...

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#127 Perks, Privileges, & Discounts on Your Trip to Ireland – VIDEO
Jul12

#127 Perks, Privileges, & Discounts on Your Trip to Ireland – VIDEO

Episode Guide – Podcast #127 Perks, Privileges, & Discounts on Your Trip to Ireland Test drive some special offers on Irish travel from the Gathering Gestures and Heritage Island… on your smartphone! Our Podcasts are available on iTunes – here’s our link for Techies Show Notes Corey Taratuta www.IrishFireside.com & www.IrelandTravelKit.com The Gathering – www.thegatheringireland.com – iPhone...

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Six Websites We’re Thankful For
Nov22

Six Websites We’re Thankful For

There’s a tradition in the United States that on the third Thursday of November citizens take a moment to reflect on the things for which they are thankful. It’s a lovely custom that means something different for every family… for some it’s early-morning shopping (or now late-night shopping) or American football or parades or time with family or simply a day to reflect. For us, it’s also a day to look to...

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Artists Eye: Heading Into Town
Oct19

Artists Eye: Heading Into Town

Heading Into Town by John O’Grady – www.johnogradypaintings.com John O’Grady is an Irish artist living and working in France. His Irish landscapes represent places, times and moods experienced whilst living there. When describing this oil painting on panel, John says, “The West of Ireland has big open skies, looking out onto the Atlantic. Small villages are dotted across the mountainous landscape and if...

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Five Irish Wedding Traditions Explained
Sep09

Five Irish Wedding Traditions Explained

Like most cultures around the world, the Irish have their own set of standards and traditions associated with weddings that go back hundreds of years, many to the very root of their Gaelic heritage. To outsiders some of these practices may seem a little foreign, even odd at times which is why we’ve come up with this list of the top five most commonly seen, (and least commonly understood) Irish wedding traditions: Lucky Irish Horseshoe...

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Q & A: Ireland Travel Checklist
May15

Q & A: Ireland Travel Checklist

Do you happen to have a countdown/to do list for getting ready for a trip to Ireland? We leave on June 1st. I feel like I should be doing something, but not sure where to start. – Katie Malloy (@Mini_Malloys) via Twitter Katie, no matter how much I plan, I always feel like I’m forgetting something… so I understand how you’re feeling. There’s no one-size-fits-all checklist, but here are the things on my...

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