“The wran, the wran, the king of all birds,
on Stephen's day was caught in the furze.
His body is little but his family is sweet
so rise up landlady and give us a treat.
And if your treat be of the best
your soul in heaven…
Mincemeat, a mixture of chopped dried fruits, spices, and spirits, is a favorite holiday ingredient most often found in pies and tarts. It was developed more than 500 years ago as a way of preserving meat without salting or smoking, and gradually…Continue
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A newly produced DVD follows on from an exhibition that was held in Dublin throughout the summer of 2017. The exhibition was called "The Irish Potato Famine (1845 to 1852)," and its purpose was to commemorate the 170th anniversary of the Famine year 1847.…Continue
Rainy days, she says, are especially good for business. They make people homesick. (The little cottage you see behind her left shoulder is a little incense burner for peat -- which makes the store smell like Ireland.)…Continue
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O.K., it should be obvious (hopefully) that I am not a man.
But dear old dad definitely is... and as, like it or not, I've always been dad's girl I've…Continue
Our friends at Irish Roots Magazine have gone mad altogether…Continue
Daniel P Quinn's "organized labor" is joined by "Exits & Entrances, Off-Broadway, Opera & Beyond" + "Short Plays to Long Remember," on amazon or barnes+noble.com.
Newark, N.J. (PRWEB) 11/1/16 -- For artists immersed in the world of movement, music and color, it seems a natural progression to also let their talents spill onto blank pages. Daniel P. Quinn achieves this beautifully in "organized labor: collected poems," A tribute…Continue
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“Nollaig na mBan,” or “Little Women’s Christmas,” is an old custom that’s still celebrated by women all over Ireland. It goes back to the days when large families were the norm. Men never lifted a finger in the house to help, and were…Continue
Cuireadh do Mhuire was composed by Máirtín Ó Direáin (1910 – 1988), the great Irish language poet from the village of Sruthán, on Inis Mór (Inishmore), the largest of the Aran Islands, in Galway Bay.
Ó Direáin penned this beautiful and delicate…Continue
Now the Roman occupiers of the…Continue
When I lost my Mum and my husband within two days of each other, my whole life crumbled around me. I very slowly learned how to live again, with the help of my then two teenage boys and my grandchildren. Since then, my…Continue
In light of all the terrific Christmas-flavored postings lately, I've been prompted to share an excerpt from my historical novel "The Lockwoods of…Continue
Alright, lads. Your lady is out celebrating Nollaig na mBan (Women’s Christmas) with her girlfriends.…Continue
January 6th is celebrated in Ireland as "Women's Christmas" (Nollaig na mBan). More commonly known in other parts of the world as the Feast of the Epiphany, it marks the end of the Christmas period in…Continue
Yes indeed, what to do? After the festivities are festivitied - after all the ceremonies, the lighting of…Continue
I first heard that toast when I was very young from an elderly neighbor. It was a toast from her childhood in the early 1920s. The toast her mother and…Continue
Don Mullan, author, humanitarian and Christmas Truce ambassador, stood in front of two graves in Messines, Belgium. On the left was Private T Delaney of the Royal…Continue