The Irish Fireside Secret Santa Gift Exchange Returns!
Nov01
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Some Handy Info for the First Time Visitor to Ireland – VIDEO
Aug05

Some Handy Info for the First Time Visitor to Ireland – VIDEO

Here’s a video that covers a few of the most commonly asked questions before a trip to the emerald...

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2015 Secret Santa Gift Reports
Dec12

2015 Secret Santa Gift Reports

Our Irish Fireside Secret Santas were busy. Here are some gift reports from a few of our participants! (Reports were edited slightly – additional reports will be added as more gifts get delivered) Janice in Ohio sent me a set of four Irish made coasters, each with a different Irish recipe on it! I love them! And she stuffed the remaining space in the box with chocolate! Her card was so sweet and personal, which added to the gift. -...

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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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Postcard from Ireland: Finding Irish Family Roots in County Laois
May21

Postcard from Ireland: Finding Irish Family Roots in County Laois

Here are my postcard photos of Roundwood House which was originally built by my 8th Great Grandfather in about the 1670s.  The long low house was the original dwelling built by the “Dublin Merchant” and Quaker Anthony Sharp.  Anthony was a business associate of William Penn and owned a large portion of the state of New Jersey as one of the original purchasers of land there.  He sent his nephew Thomas Sharp and his son...

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#128 Alternatives to Ireland’s Most Popular Destinations – AUDIO
Sep05

#128 Alternatives to Ireland’s Most Popular Destinations – AUDIO

#128 Alternatives to Ireland’s Most Popular Destinations In this episode Corey shares our listeners’ picks for alternatives to five of Ireland’s most popular sites. Then Liam finishes the podcast by singing Yeats’ poem “The Wandering Angus.” CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON below to listen. Our Podcasts are available on iTunes – here’s our link for Techies Map of Sites Mentioned in Episode #128 & #129 Show Notes 00:00...

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