Mairead Geary
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"Hi Brian - We used this phrase when I was a little girl growing up in Dublin. My parents are from Cork, so I think that's where they originally learned it. Many a time I was advised to tidy up not to look like "the wreck of the…"
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"Thanks, Claire. And happy writing to you."
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Mairead Geary commented on David Lawlor's blog post Walking to Work Through a Battle Zone
"Beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing your family's story and connection to the Rising.  I love how you said ... "The ghosts of that day still linger, their barely-heard echo masked amongst the sounds of rush-hour traffic and smothered…"
Jun 19, 2016
Mairead Geary commented on Claire Fullerton's blog post Taken Into an Irish Confidence
"Thanks for another beautiful reflection on your time in Ireland, and your insights into the Irish way. Poignant and beautiful."
Jun 19, 2016
Mairead Geary commented on Margaret M. Johnson's blog post Hot Off the Grill for Dad’s Day
"Looks delicious - thanks for another great recipe, Margaret. Love all your food and Irish recipes."
Jun 19, 2016
Claire Fullerton commented on Mairead Geary's blog post Favorite Irish Blessings for Mother's Day
"Love these! I'll be tweeting this post out on this Mother's Day. Slainte, Mairead! I remain your loyal fan!"
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Hay Foot, Straw Foot

Posted on July 28, 2015 at 9:30pm 3 Comments

While hiking with my American-born kids I found myself repeating the words “hay foot, straw foot” trying to motivate them to keep going as they were getting tired. I reflected on how I first learned the phrase from my West Cork granny, and decided to investigate the term a little further.  I grew intrigued to learn this phrase is shared between Ireland and America.



“Hay-foot, straw-foot” was a term my late granny…

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Favorite Irish Blessings for Mother's Day

Posted on May 8, 2015 at 8:00am 1 Comment

Here are some Irish blessings which are perfect for Mother's Day:

“May embers from the hearth warm your hands,

May sunshine from an Irish sky warm your face,…

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