Ellis Island, Linking America and Ireland
May31

Ellis Island, Linking America and Ireland

If you’re Irish-American, you should know about Annie Moore. She’s the Irish teenager who came through Ellis Island when it opened in 1892, the very first person to be registered at the new immigration station. According to www.ellisisland.org, Annie was just fifteen when she came to New York from Queenstown (now Cobh) in County Cork with her two younger brothers, Anthony and Phillip. In fact, the day she arrived happened...

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Here’s Where to Start Planning Your Trip to Ireland
Mar02

Here’s Where to Start Planning Your Trip to Ireland

There are more than ten years of blog posts and podcasts on the Irish Fireside, so here are a few of our favorites… Planning Your Trip Sign Up for Email Updates from the Irish Fireside 15 Websites to Help You Plan Your Trip to Ireland When is the Best Time to Visit Ireland? – video Ireland Audio Tours You Can Download Today Ireland Travel Checklist Ireland Packing Checklist A Beginners Guide to Planning an Ireland...

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5 Websites that will Help You Get More from Ireland’s The Gathering
Jan04

5 Websites that will Help You Get More from Ireland’s The Gathering

In 2013, Ireland is hosting what they are calling The Gathering, a year dedicated to welcoming home the Irish scattered around the globe. While many companies and communities are using this branding strictly for marketing and media play, there are a few places offering useful resources for visitors.   The Gathering www.thegatheringireland.com This event-based website provides an extensive list of for that are searchable by date,...

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Cook Up a Traditional Irish Christmas Feast
Dec10

Cook Up a Traditional Irish Christmas Feast

Who’s up for cooking a traditional Irish Christmas dinner? It will take some advanced planning, so here are some tips and recipes to get you going. Christmas dinners traditionally feature a roasted goose. Turkeys are a more recent substitution. Other dishes included three types of potato dishes: roasted, boiled, and mashed. You might also find roasted parsnips, cabbage, and brussels sprouts. For dessert you’d have plum pudding....

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Raising Children: The Path to Peace in Early Ireland
Jun12

Raising Children: The Path to Peace in Early Ireland

Fosterage today has a totally different implication than it did in the Middle Ages in Ireland. Today a child is put into foster care if his/her parents are not able to provide adequate care. But in ancient times fosterage was a positive thing that helped both the birth and foster families, not to mention the child. Why Fosterage Happened Fosterage was a common practice in pre-Christian Ireland. If you sent your child to live with a...

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