Susan O'Dea Boland
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  • Virginia Beach, VA
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Mike McCormack commented on Susan O'Dea Boland's blog post Recalling the Inextinguishable Fire of Saint Brigid
"St. Patrick's success in Ireland was due to the fact that he did not condemn the Celts as idolatrous pagans, but explained their customs in Christian terms and gradually Christian saints began to replace the Celtic Gods and Goddesses on the…"
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Bruce (B.D.) MacMahon commented on Susan O'Dea Boland's blog post Recalling the Inextinguishable Fire of Saint Brigid
"Brigid (Bre-ga) was a Druid tribal Goddess from ancient times. She is therefore not a nun nor would ever be such a thing. The early Christians representing Rome created a St. Bridgett to lure the people away from worshiping her. This did not…"
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michael dunne commented on Susan O'Dea Boland's blog post Gaeilge, And 'This Business of Living'
"Hello Susan,As its coming up to 'the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness' maybe now would be a seasonal time to read "The Bodhran Makers" The Blunderbuss over the fireplace is so out of character with an Irish cottage. We…"
Sep 27, 2016
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Jean Sullivan Cardinal commented on Susan O'Dea Boland's blog post The Perfect Place
"Sounds like a magical place, if you find it!"
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The Perfect Place

Roger Cohen recently wrote in The New York Times about a Savoy Hotel located in Germany which, for him, is the perfect place in that he sees this hotel as untouched by time. For an example of what he is talking about, he explains that the lobby has the lingering scent of a…See More
Jun 6, 2016
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Love Letter to The West of Ireland -- 'Put Some Mayo on That'

Writing about the country she loves, Susan Boland delivers a love letter to the ancestral homeland she triumphantly returned to: Ireland. This gifted storyteller, scripting one of the world's most beautiful coastlines, the Coast Road of Clew Bay, with her perceptive cultural insights and warm sense of humor, has delivered a landmark in travel writing. Boland proves that not only can you go home again, you must. Leaves from her journal are…See More
May 31, 2016

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The Perfect Place

Posted on May 29, 2016 at 2:30pm 4 Comments

Roger Cohen recently wrote in The New York Times about a Savoy Hotel located in Germany which, for him, is the perfect place in that he sees this hotel as untouched by time. For an example of what he is…

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Love Letter to The West of Ireland -- 'Put Some Mayo on That'

Posted on May 27, 2016 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Writing about the country she loves, Susan Boland delivers a love letter to the ancestral homeland she triumphantly returned to: Ireland. This gifted storyteller, scripting one of the world's most beautiful coastlines, the Coast Road of Clew Bay, with her perceptive cultural insights and warm sense of humor, has delivered a landmark in travel writing.…

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Is Ireland Still There?

Posted on February 28, 2016 at 11:30am 9 Comments

Pete Hamill, a prolific writer residing in New York City, was born and raised by parents who had emigrated from Belfast, Ireland. Writing about his first trip to Ireland – a journey not taken till he was a grown man -- he talks about boarding…

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Recalling the Inextinguishable Fire of Saint Brigid

Posted on February 1, 2016 at 1:00am 8 Comments

On the first day of February, somewhere in Ireland, a ewe is born and peacefully nestles at…

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