All the Things Irish Firesiders Loved in 2013 – A Joyful Recap
Dec27

All the Things Irish Firesiders Loved in 2013 – A Joyful Recap

Before we flip the calendars and consume our lives with New Year’s Resolutions, we thought we’d look back on the highlights of 2013 based on what YOU liked, clicked, and watched this year via the Irish Fireside. Links to our podcast episodes At Aghaviller Church and Round Tower, Co Kilkenny. Heywood Gardens, Ballinakill, Co Laois. Today’s view from the Black Stones Bridge, Co Kerry. Glendalough, Co Wicklow Foreboding...

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Nollaig shona dhuit: Our Irish Fireside Christmas Tradition
Dec24

Nollaig shona dhuit: Our Irish Fireside Christmas Tradition

Episode Guide – Podcast #30 Lullaby for Caoilte Every Christmas we revisit podcast Episode #30 and listen to our friends perform Lullaby for Caoilte. Have a listen; I think you’ll really enjoy this. CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. http://www.irishfireside.com/podcasts/03LullabyforCaoilte.mp3 More about Episode #30 BTW – Nollaig shona dhuit = Happy Christmas Enjoy this post?If so, join our list of e-newsletter...

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5 Good Reads to Learn About the Winter Solstice in Ireland
Dec21

5 Good Reads to Learn About the Winter Solstice in Ireland

Today is the winter solstice… the shortest day of the year… the official start of winter; and a day that has captured the imaginations of humans for millennia. In Ireland, there are many locations that appear to have connections to this specific day. Below are a few articles that may shed some light on the topic: 10 Amazing Winter Solstice Experiences in Ireland – Pól Ó Conghaile reveals that Newgrange isn’t...

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All I Want for Christmas is a Little Something that Reminds Me of Ireland – Irish Gift Guide
Dec15

All I Want for Christmas is a Little Something that Reminds Me of Ireland – Irish Gift Guide

It’s the Christmas season, and we’re all dreaming of the perfect gifts to both give and receive. Here are a few things I hope to find under the tree this season… and most of them can still get your gift delivered BEFORE the 25th. Secret Dublin: An Unusual Guide – www.amazon.com Pól Ó Conghaile covers every corner of Dublin with his fascinating collection of lesser-known but extraordinarily interesting places in...

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The Irish Fireside Secret Santa 2013 Gift Reports Are Here
Dec14

The Irish Fireside Secret Santa 2013 Gift Reports Are Here

Another year of our Ireland-themed gift exchange has been underway with presents crisscrossing the globe and spreading some Celtic holiday cheer. To showcase their treats, several Irish Firesiders shared what they found in their mailboxes this year… Thank you Lynda from New Jersey for this lovely Christmas decoration. It will remind me of my Secret Santa for many years to come. -- Eithne in Co Limerick, Ireland Just took a pic...

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Broken Irish Dishes Turned into Beautiful Keepsake Gifts… our latest giveaway
Dec11

Broken Irish Dishes Turned into Beautiful Keepsake Gifts… our latest giveaway

In case you didn’t know, Liam has gotten quite a reputation for crafting broken dishes into wearable art… and this year he’s giving away a piece to one of our blog readers. The winner will choose either a piece of Royal Tara china in the Royal Treasure pattern that was originally from County Galway OR a piece of Irish Belleek with a holly and berry design that was made in County Fermanagh (the pieces above are...

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