All Blog Posts Tagged 'Hospitality' (54)

A Peak at the Disappearing Supermac

I did not eat out very much on my 2015 visit to Ireland. For most of the time I had cooking facilities available for my exclusive use. It was practical as I was being fiscally prudent. I…

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Added by P.J. Francis on February 10, 2016 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

A Warm Irish Welcome in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

There are many Irish pubs around the globe, but some of them, while they have the trappings -- Irish prints on the walls, an Irish-themed menu and Guinness available -- are missing the most important thing: the warm atmosphere you expect in Ireland. That…

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Added by Michael Quane on September 30, 2015 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Great Irish Pubs of Indian Summer (And Year Round)

With its sunny weather, vacation time, and, for the lucky, a shorter work-week, summer is a great time to catch up on hobbies, whether parasailing, mountain biking, or in my case, visiting new or favorite Irish pubs.



After much exhaustive research, with summer now nearly behind, I share herein a list of some pubs near (for me) and far…

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Added by Michael Quane on September 21, 2015 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Banter in a Spiddal Pub

Once upon a time, I spent a year living on the western coast of Ireland. From my American frame of reference, it took a bit of adjustment to become accustom to the Gaeltacht of Connemara’s shores. My acclimation to the culture came in curious increments…

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Added by Claire Fullerton on July 26, 2015 at 11:00am — 12 Comments


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Win a Farm Stay Experience with B&B Ireland

COMPETITION TIME!!

B&B Ireland is offering one lucky person 5 nights B&B accommodation for two in an Irish Farmhouse B&B. Experience life on a working farm, enjoy farmhouse style homemade cooking, feed the chickens and meet the farm animals.

To enter…

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Added by B&B Ireland on July 14, 2015 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

Why I'm nuts about the Wild West of Ireland

One May we rented a house on the shore of Lough Swilly in Rathmullen, Co. Donegal, within sight of the cove that launched the famous Flight of the Earls.

Just after dawn one morning, as my wife and granddaughter slept, I grabbed my camera and car keys and slipped into sweat pants and a plaid shirt and went out the door into the fresh Irish morning. I drove north up the coast road for four or five miles then turned off onto a narrow lane that disappeared between bight…

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Added by Barrie Maguire on June 10, 2015 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Wild West of Ireland

The Grace of My Grandfathers

I arrived at dawn at the airport in Nairobi, Kenya jet-lagged from my 30-hour journey from San Francisco.  A battered taxi conveyed me over the rutted highway into the city and to the overcrowded matatu that would carry me several hours into the bush for three months of medical relief work with AIDS orphans. …

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Added by Helen Burke on June 10, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Wild West of Ireland

A trip to the West of Ireland would be a lifetime dream come true for me.  I have never been to Ireland and have always had a great longing to go.  I live in the western side of San Francisco and have many Irish friends and neighbors.  There is a spirit among these people like no other I have felt before.  My Irish friends are loving, spirited and proud people with a gift of gab.  I love spending time with these lovely people.  I have some Irish roots but have not formally explored my…

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Added by Jeanine Wiater on June 10, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Byways & Backroads of Eire: A New Decade Begins

Lovely Loophead ~ ©2011 C.E. Devine

Ten years! My how the time has flown, it seems like that was just a few months ago.

It all started quite…

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Added by Bit Devine on May 29, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

New Member Hello -- Brendan O'Byrne, An Fear Ceol

Hello to all ...

My name is Brendan O'Byrne and I am delighted to be accepted into The Wild Geese community. I am a professional musician, songwriter and composer, and resident musician to Ashford Castle Hotel in Cong, Ireland. I am an artist and love to oil paint.

In my professional life…

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Added by Brendan OByrne on April 22, 2015 at 4:30am — 2 Comments

Ógra Skincare - An Irish Anti-Aging Regimen 10,000 Years in the Making

ÓGRA, a Gaelic word meaning youth, is Ireland’s only full range of cosmetic products that uses peat from raised bogs as the integral ingredient in its range. Since time immemorial, nature has held the secrets to youth, beauty and vitality. Deep in the valleys of Ireland, we have uncovered this secret. 

ÓGRA was…

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Added by Bennie Clavin on March 13, 2015 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Recipes From Finn McCool's Pub, New Orleans

How can we spend all this time discussing the Irish in New Orleans without talking about food?

To fill that lack, Pauline Patterson of New Orleans' own …

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 20, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

Wild Geese Membership Brings Wonderful Rewards

I have just made a wonderful connection via The Wild Geese Irish Social Network and thanks to my…

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Added by Margaret M. Johnson on December 23, 2014 at 9:00am — 4 Comments


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Excerpts from - That's Just How iT Was

Excerpts from That's Just How  It Was 

 'So it was on that Easter Monday morning from the moment that Patrick Pearse finished reading out the Proclamation at around eleven 'o clock that the ' something big' started. The Battle raged around the General Post Office Dublin, with 250 British soldiers either killed or wounded with many Irish volunteers  as facilitates also. It was a bloody war-  together with the  fact that the gunboat Helga had sailed up the Liffey and hadshelled…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on December 15, 2014 at 8:32am — No Comments

'Christmas Flavors' Challenge: Braised Red Cabbage with Apples

Whether or not it is true, I have long been of the opinion that God never intended cabbage for human consumption.  The rubbery leaves seem more suited to adorn the bottom of brogues than to be cooked up alongside more…

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Added by Ryan O'Rourke on December 4, 2014 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Irish Cooking for Dummies

Do you love to cook, or do you find the kitchen to be a challenge wrapped in an enigma?  Either way you’ll love our upcoming feature: Irish Cooking for Dummies!

Watch the hangout in The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín as renowned cookbook author and culinary guru Margaret Johnson (above left) as she coaches professional "cooking dummy" Kelly O’Rourke (above right) through one of her…

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Added by The Wild Geese on December 1, 2014 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments


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'That's Just How It Was' -- A Tribute to My Granny and Her Stories

My name is Mary Thorpe and I am the author of "That's Just How It Was."  I believe my book will hold a great deal of interest for Irish emigrants and their descendants,…

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Added by That's Just How It Was on November 11, 2014 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

'Christmas Flavors' Challenge: Cauliflower Soup

“The Mission, Mr. Phelps, is to choose a recipe and give feedback ...” Ok! I’m ready!

I accepted an assignment to prepare a “starter” from Margaret Johnson’s cookbook, "Christmas Flavors of…

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Added by Beth Power on November 8, 2014 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Pioneer of the New Irish Cuisine Movement

Allow me to introduce myself to The Wild Geese social network.

I am an expert on International and Irish Cuisine.  I am the pioneer of the new Irish cuisine movement dating…

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Added by Noreen Kinney on November 6, 2014 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

'Christmas Flavors' Challenge: Nobby Apple Cake

Scents of freshly grated nutmeg, cinnamon and fresh apples spread throughout my house as the Nobby Apple Cake quietly baked in my oven. Not content to make just one cake, I doubled the recipe so I could share this delectable…

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Added by Jim Roark on October 27, 2014 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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