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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
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.
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…Continue
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. …Continue
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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…Continue
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Ten years! My how the time has flown, it seems like that was just a few months ago.
It all started quite…Continue
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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…Continue
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.
To fill that lack, Pauline Patterson of New Orleans' own …Continue
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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,…Continue
I accepted an assignment to prepare a “starter” from Margaret Johnson’s cookbook, "Christmas Flavors of…Continue
I am an expert on International and Irish Cuisine. I am the pioneer of the new Irish cuisine movement dating…Continue
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…Continue