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Barmbrack, An Irish Halloween Tradition!

Here are two identical twin chefs who will give you a recipe for traditional Barmbrack complete with the ring and coin for the partakers to predict the future while eating.  The Happy Pear is the name of their YouTube channel and this is our first post from them. Enjoy!! Barm Brack 200g Buckwheat flour 250g […]

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Mise Éire // I am Ireland: A Celebration For Irish Everywhere.

I love the description of the video on YouTube:  “Ireland 2016 will belong to everyone on this island and to our friends and families overseas – regardless of political or family background, or personal interpretation of our modern history.”  As the year goes on remember and celebrate. Source:  Ireland 2016 // Éire 2016 – Official […]

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Irish Scientists’ Big DNA Breakthrough 

  Irish scientists have sequenced the first ancient human genomes from Ireland. This is exciting for a number of reasons and could provide more information on the origins of Celtic populations. The research shows that early Irish farmers were similar to southern Europeans. I am always amazed with things like this. It’s amazing to see […]

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Thinking Of Visiting Friends? Here Are A Few Irish Proverbs For You To Think About!!

Company is usually welcome, but the Irish have a way of putting things that help us to realize when our visit could be unwanted!! Old proverbs are the children of truth. True is every proverb, false every superstition. The wisdom of the proverb cannot be surpassed. Though the old proverb may be given up, it […]

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An Irish Blessing For IrishOak and His Family (Squared)

  An Irish Blessing for IrishOak and his family (squared)! To Tessa and Lola: May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings beside your nursery door. And for the proud parents: May God grant you a wee bit of heaven to cradle in your arms […]

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Great read alert: A St. Patrick’s Day thank you from Ireland to America

Take a few minutes today before heading out to the pub for a pint to give a read to a thank you note (below) penned by Irish lawyer/journalist Rory Fitzgerald of Cork. The article appeared on IrishCentral.com. Have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day! ~~~ As a rule, Irishmen only cry at football games. […]

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Irish Thunder Pipes and Drums To Start Your Weekend!

Many years of attending the Scottish Irish Festival at Green Lane Park made me a fan of the Irish Thunder Pipes and Drums group.  They always entertain the crowd with favorites.  This video was shot at Valley Forge National Park and will kick off your St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a few Irish tunes.  Enjoy! […]

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How to Grow a Shamrock!

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Where in Ireland are you from?

A cool map showing showing tons of popular Irish surnames and where they originated. Take a look to see where you’re from. TheIrishInAllOfUs.com (Source: TheIrishStore.com and TheWildGeese.com)

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